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Generic name: alfuzosin [al-FUE-zoe-sin]
Drug class: alpha-adrenoreceptor antagonists

What is Uroxatral?

Uroxatral is an alpha-adrenergic (AL-fa Ad-ren-erjk) blocker.Uroxatral assists in relaxing muscles in the bladder, neck, and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate.

Uroxatral is used to increase the amount of urine in males with benign hyperplasia of the prostate (enlarged prostate).


Uroxatral is not recommended in the case of a moderate or severe form of liver disease.Numerous drugs can affect alfuzosin. Some are not recommended to be used simultaneously. Discuss with your doctor your current medications as well as any new medications you begin or stop taking.

Uroxatral reduces blood pressure and can result in a feeling of dizziness and fainting, particularly when you are taking blood pressure or heart medications. Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of how alfuzosin affects your health.

Get in touch with your doctor immediately. If you experience a lightheaded feeling that you think you could get outuroxatral can affect your pupils during cataract surgery. Inform your eye surgeon in advance that you're using this medicine. Do not stop taking this medication prior to surgery unless your doctor tells you to.There are a variety of other drugs that may be incompatible with alfuzosin.Inform your physician of all medications you are currently taking.

Before you take this drug

Uroxatral is not advisable to take. If you have an allergy to alfuzosin or you are:

  • Moderate to severe liver disease ranging from moderate to severe.

Certain medicines may cause undesirable or hazardous effects when taken in conjunction with uroxatral. Your doctor could alter your treatment regimen in the event that you are using any of the following:

  • An antibiotic;
  • Antifungal medicine;
  • Heart medicine;
  • Antiviral medication to treat Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS or
  • Alfuzosin-like medications include (doxazosin, prazosin, silodosin, tamsulosin or terazosin).

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Low blood pressure, particularly if it is caused by taking medication,
  • Liver disease;
  • Kidney disease;
  • Prostate cancer;
  • Long QT syndrome (in either you or an immediate family member)

Uroxatral could affect your pupils. If you've had cataract surgery, you should inform your surgeon prior to surgery that you are taking this medicine.

Alfuzosin is not suitable for women to use, and its effects on women during pregnancy and nursing are not known.Uroxatral is not a drug that is approved for use by anyone less than 18 years old.

Similar/related drugs

Tamsulosin, finasteride, Flomax, Tadalafil, prazosin, and Cialis

How to take Uroxatral?

Consume Uroxatral exactly as directed by your physician. Follow all instructions on the prescription label and review all medication manuals or instructions. The doctor might alter your dosage.Your doctor could examine the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) to determine if you had prostate cancer prior to taking this medication.

Uroxatral is typically taken once every day, just after eating, and at the same time every day. Do not take this medication on an empty stomach.Take the tablet in one swallow and make sure you don't crush, chew, or break it.

Alfuzosin reduces blood pressure and can cause fainting or dizziness, particularly when you are first taking it. It is possible to feel dizzy the moment you get up. Be careful not to get up too fast from a lying or seated position. You could feel dizzy.Your blood pressure needs to be checked regularly.

Certain things could cause blood pressure levels to become too low. This could include nausea, diarrhea, or excessive sweating. Contact your doctor if you are suffering from vomiting or diarrhea.Keep at room temperature, free of heat, moisture, and light.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia:

Extra-release tablets: 10 mg taken orally every day, immediately following the same meal every day.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, avoid any missed doses if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't have two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you understand the effects of this medication on your body. The way you react could be impaired.

Consuming alcohol while taking this medication may cause unwanted side effects.

Side effects of Uroxatral

Take immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, breathing problems, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

See your doctor right away. If you suffer from:

  • A lightheaded sensation, similar to when you're about to pass out.
  • New or worsening chest pain that isn't getting better or worse;
  • Lower stomach discomfort, loss of appetite in the upper stomach, dark urine, clay-colored stool, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin), as well as
  • Penis erections that are painful or last for 4 hours or more

Common uroxatral adverse effects could be:

  • Dizziness;
  • Headache
  • Feeling exhausted.

This list does not encompass all possible side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Talk with your physician about any medications you are currently taking. A number of drugs may increase the risk of having very low blood pressure when you take Uroxatral, particularly:

  • Blood pressure or heart medication;
  • Nitrate-based medications (such as Nitroglycerin)
  • Sildenafil (viagra) and other erectile dysfunction

This is not a complete list. Other drugs may be incompatible with alfuzosin, and certain medications should not be used together. Discuss with your doctor your current medications and all medicines you begin or stop taking. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicine, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all interactions are included in this list.



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