Alfuzosin

Prescription Required



  • Manufactured by: Jan Aushadhi
  • Storage: Store at room temperature


Alfuzosin Information



Alfuzosin Benefits & Uses

Alfuzosin is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Alfuzosin 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: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Enlarged Prostate
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Alfuzosin Side Effects

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

Moderate

Mild

Alfuzosin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Alfuzosin safe for pregnant women?


    Alfuzosin is safe to take during pregnancy.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Alfuzosin safe during breastfeeding?


    No research work has been carried out till date on effect of Alfuzosin on breastfeeding women. So it is not known whether taking Alfuzosin will cause side effects or not.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Alfuzosin on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Alfuzosin on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Alfuzosin on the Liver?


    Effects of Alfuzosin on the liver can be severe. It is not safe for use without doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Alfuzosin on the Heart?


    Alfuzosin has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Alfuzosin with Other Drugs

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

Severe



Alfuzosin Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Alfuzosin

  • Is this Alfuzosin habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Alfuzosin has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Alfuzosin since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Alfuzosin only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Alfuzosin in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Alfuzosin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Alfuzosin


    When consumed with certain foods, Alfuzosin may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Alfuzosin


    Chances of side effects of drinking alcohol while taking Alfuzosin are low. If you feel any adverse effects, please seek medical advice as soon as possible.

    Mild


Frequently asked Questions about Alfuzosin

Question over 3 years ago

Can Alfuzosin cause incontinence?

Dr. Ashish Mishra MBBS , Pathology

No, Alfuzosin does not cause incontinence. In fact Alfuzosin provides relief from urinary incontinence due to benign prostatic hyperplasia. 

Question almost 4 years ago

Can I take Alfuzosin without consulting a doctor?

Dr. K. M. Bhatt MBBS, PG Dip , Cardiology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, General Physician, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine

No, Alfuzosin is a prescription drug, so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because it can cause very unpleasant side effects. Hence, the patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself or herself.

Question almost 4 years ago

Can I discontinue Alfuzosin on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Chirag Bhingradiya MBBS , Pediatrics

No, Alfuzosin should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question almost 3 years ago

Can I take Alfuzosin with metoprolol?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

No, Alfuzosin and metoprolol should not be taken together because metoprolol is an antihypertensive drug which lowers the blood pressure and Alfuzosin might also lower the blood pressure. Hence, you are advised to avoid taking Alfuzosin and metoprolol together.

Question about 3 years ago

Can I take Alfuzosin with amlodipine?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Alfuzosin and amlodipine should not be taken together because amlodipine is an antihypertensive drug which lowers the blood pressure and Alfuzosin might also lower the blood pressure. Therefore, you are advised to avoid taking Alfuzosin and amlodipine together.



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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



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