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Alfuzosin

Alfuzosin Information

Alfuzosin Benefits & Uses

Alfuzosin is used to treat the following -

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.

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Ingredients of Alfuzosin

Alfuzosin

Alfuzosin Side Effects

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

  1. Dizziness Mild
  2. Ejaculation disorder
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Fatigue Mild
  5. Infection
  6. Headache Mild
  7. Pharyngitis
  8. Sinus inflammation
  9. Constipation Moderate
  10. Abdominal Pain Mild
  11. Dyspepsia
  12. Erectile Dysfunction Moderate
  13. Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)

Alfuzosin Related Warnings

Is the use of Alfuzosin safe for pregnant women?

Alfuzosin is safe for pregnant women.

Safe

Is the use of Alfuzosin safe during breastfeeding?

Information about safety of Alfuzosin for women who are breastfeeding is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

Unknown

What is the effect of Alfuzosin on the Kidneys?

Alfuzosin has very mild side effects on the kidney.

Mild

What is the effect of Alfuzosin on the Liver?

Alfuzosin may have severe effects on your liver, so do not take it without first consulting your doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Alfuzosin on the Heart?

Side effects of Alfuzosin rarely affect 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 -

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 -

  1. Cataract
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Liver Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Alfuzosin

Is this Alfuzosin habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Alfuzosin has not been reported.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Alfuzosin as it does not make you drowsy.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Alfuzosin.

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.

नहीं

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

Taking Alfuzosin and alcohol together may cause some problems.If you notice any of these side effects, it is best to go to your doctor.

Mild

Alfuzosin से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल 11 months पहले

Does Alfuzosin affect PSA (prostate specific antigen)?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Alfuzosin 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.

सवाल about 1 year पहले

Can Alfuzosin cause heart palpitations?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS, General Physician

No, Alfuzosin does not cause heart palpitations. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. If you are experiencing heart palpitations after taking this drug then it might be due to some other medical condition and you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

सवाल 6 months पहले

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.

सवाल over 1 year पहले

What is Alfuzosin?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS, General Physician

Alfuzosin is a brand name of alfuzosin and it is available in the form of a tablet. It belongs to the class of drug known as alpha-adrenoreceptor antagonists. It is a prescription drug used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) (enlargement of the prostate gland) that causes difficulty in urination. 

सवाल 5 months पहले

Can I take Alfuzosin with metoprolol?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS, Other

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.

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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Uroxatral® (alfuzosin HCL)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 142
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 123-124