Efzu

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Efzu Information

Efzu, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Enlarged Prostate.

The optimal dosage of Efzu is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Efzu have been listed ahead. These side effects of Efzu are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

It is also important to note that Efzu has a Safe effect for pregnant women and Unknown effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Efzu has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Efzu related warnings section.

Efzu can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Efzu in conditions like Liver Disease. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Efzu contraindications section.

Besides this, Efzu may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Efzu, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Efzu Benefits & Uses

Efzu is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Efzu 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


Efzu Side Effects

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

Moderate

Mild

Efzu Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Efzu safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Efzu without worrying about any side effects.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Efzu safe during breastfeeding?


    Due to lack of research work on this topic, the side effects of Efzu for breastfeeding women are not known.

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


    Efzu rarely affects the kidneys.

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


    There may be severe side effects of Efzu on your liver. Do not take it unless a doctor says so.

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


    Efzu is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Efzu with Other Drugs

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

Severe



Efzu Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Efzu

  • Is this Efzu habit forming or addictive?


    Efzu does not cause addiction.

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


    Efzu does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Efzu only as per medical advice.

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


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

    No

Efzu Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Efzu


    Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Efzu to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Efzu


    Drinking alcohol while taking Efzu may lead to slight side effects. If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor.

    Mild


Frequently asked Questions about Efzu

Question over 3 years ago

Does Efzu help with ED (erectile dysfunction)?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Efzu might help with ED (erectile dysfunction) in patients who are already suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). It has been found to be effective in improving the sexual function among these patients.

Question almost 4 years ago

Does Efzu shrink the prostate?

Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

No, Efzu 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 Efzu cause constipation?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Efzu might cause constipation. It is a rare side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause behind constipation is unknown. If you are experiencing constipation after taking this drug then try to take laxative such as Isabgol and eat less spicy highly fibrous food.

Question about 3 years ago

Can I take Efzu with ibuprofen?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

No, Efzu and ibuprofen should not be taken together at the same time because ibuprofen decreases the effects of alfuzosin by interfering in its working mechanism. Hence you are advised to avoid taking Efzu and ibuprofen together at the same time.

Question almost 4 years ago

Is Efzu safe to use?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, Efzu is safe to use, if taken in prescribed amount and duration as advised by the doctor. However, certain side effects have been associated with this drug such as fatigue, abdominal pain, and dizziness. If you experience above-mentioned side after consuming this drug then inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions.



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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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