Afdura

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    Afdura Information

    Afdura is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Secondary and off-label uses of Afdura have also been mentioned below.

    The correct dosage of Afdura depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    Some other side effects of Afdura have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Afdura normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    In addition, Afdura's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Afdura's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Afdura is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Afdura contraindications section.

    Drug interactions for Afdura have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Afdura is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



    Afdura Benefits & Uses

    Afdura is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Afdura Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Enlarged Prostate
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Alfuzosin (10 mg) Dutasteride (0.5 mg)/Tablet
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Enlarged Prostate
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Alfuzosin (10 mg) Dutasteride (0.5 mg)/Tablet


    Afdura Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Afdura is used -

    Severe

    Moderate

    Mild

    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue
    • Infection
    • Headache
    • Pharyngitis
    • Sinus inflammation
    • पेट दर्द
    • Dyspepsia
    • Decreased libido
    • Decreased semen volume
    • Rash
    • Urticaria

    Afdura Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Afdura safe for pregnant women?


      Afdura should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

    • Is the use of Afdura safe during breastfeeding?


      Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Afdura. It should only be taken after medical advice.

    • What is the effect of Afdura on the Kidneys?


      Afdura does not damage the kidneys.

    • What is the effect of Afdura on the Liver?


      You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Afdura. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    • What is the effect of Afdura on the Heart?


      You can take Afdura without any fear of damage to the heart.



    Severe Interaction of Afdura with Other Drugs

    Afdura should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Afdura Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Afdura unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Afdura

    • Is this Afdura habit forming or addictive?


      Afdura is not addictive in nature.

    Afdura Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Afdura


      Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Afdura, due to a lack of research on this.

    • Interaction between Alcohol and Afdura


      No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Afdura with alcohol will be.



    Frequently asked Questions about Afdura

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Does Afdura shrink the prostate?

    Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    No, Afdura does not shrink the prostate. It works by causing relaxation of the smooth muscles that are present in the bladder neck and prostate. 

    Question over 3 years ago

    Does Afdura affect PSA (prostate specific antigen)?

    Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Afdura may affect the results of PSA (prostate specific antigen) which is used to diagnosis of prostate cancer. You are advised to tell your doctor if you are already taking this drug and being tested for prostate cancer.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Afdura cause weight gain?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    No, Afdura does not cause weight gain. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. If you are experiencing any unusual weight gain after taking this drug, then it might be due to some other reason. 

    Question about 4 years ago

    How does Afdura work?

    Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

    Afdura contains alfuzosin which works by relaxing the smooth muscles which are present in the bladder neck and prostate. This relaxation results in improvement in the urine flow which make it easy to urinate. In this way Afdura provides relief from the symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

    Question almost 4 years ago

    How to take Afdura?

    Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

    Take Afdura 1-2 times in a day or as advised by your doctor. It has to be taken with food because of the presence of food assists in the better absorption of this drug from the stomach. Precautions must be taken in patients with heart diseases, improper liver or kidney function.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Uroxatral® (alfuzosin HCL)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 142

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 123-124

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 476-477

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 303

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Avodart® (dutasteride)

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Jalyn (dutasteride and tamsulosin hydrochloride)



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