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Doxazosin: Quiz


Question 1: In March 2000, the ALLHAT study stopped the arm of its trial looking at alpha blockers because doxazosin (Cardura) was less effective than a simple ________.
Beta blockerCalcium channel blockerDiureticAntihypertensive drug

Question 2: Patients on Cardura had a 25% higher rate of ________ and twice the rate of congestive heart failure as patients on diuretics[1].
Cardiovascular diseaseHeart diseaseCoronary artery aneurysmPneumopericardium

Question 3: The primary effect of this blockage is relaxed vascular smooth muscle tone (vasodilation), which decreases peripheral vascular resistance, leading to decreased ________.
Blood pressurePulseRenin-angiotensin systemCirculatory system

Question 4: Doxazosin mesylate, a quinazoline compound sold by ________ under the brand names Cardura and Carduran, is an alpha blocker used to treat high blood pressure and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
American ExpressPfizerMerck & Co.Johnson & Johnson

Question 5: It is an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor blocker that inhibits the binding of norepinephrine to alpha receptors in the ________.
Sympathetic nervous systemParasympathetic nervous systemNerveAutonomic nervous system

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