CARDURA XL is a prescription medicine called an "alpha-blocker." CARDURA XL is used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). CARDURA XL may help to relax the muscles in the prostate and the bladder which may lessen the symptoms of BPH and improve urine flow.
Before prescribing CARDURA XL, your healthcare provider may examine your prostate gland and do a blood test called a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test to check for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer and BPH can cause the same symptoms. Prostate cancer needs a different treatment.
Some medicines called "alpha-blockers" are used to treat high blood pressure. CARDURA XL is not for the treatment of high blood pressure.
It is not known if CARDURA XL is safe and effective in children.