Discussions that mention cardura

High & Low Blood Pressure board

Has anyone used any of the alpha blockers for hypertension. Names like Cardura, Minipres and Hytrin (all generically ending in -zosin?)
Would you share your results both good and bad?

Do you think it would be an alternative to a diuretic for a very salt dependent hypertensive like me. I've been taking thiazides for over 2 decades and I'm afraid that the long dosage will rear up and bite me soon. I really seem to have no response (well, none good) to either ACEI or ARB classes although beta-blockers DO work well but I can't live with the side effects!