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Alfuzosin

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Alfuzosin is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), found in men with an enlarged prostate. It acts as an alpha blocker by blocking the receptors in the urinary tract and causing the smooth muscles in the region to relax. This helps to promote better urine flow and a rection in the symptoms of BPH.

If you are taking a macrolide antibiotic such as erythromycin, alpha blocker like prazosin, or an anti fungal like ketoconazole, do not use Alfuzosin. If you take medicine for high blood pressure, or a history of heart problems, alert your doctor.

Read the leaflet given with the medicine carefully. Alfuzosin is to be taken by the mouth at the same time every day. It is best to take it regularly for best effect.

A runny nose, drowsiness, stomach pain, fatigue, headache, dizziness are some of the common side effects of Alfuzosin. If you have pale stool, chills, sore throat, chest pain, dark urine, and yellowing of the skin and eyes, find a doctor immediately.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Urologist before using this medicine.

benign prostatic hyperplasia

In addition to its intended effect, Alfuzosin may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Decreased libido

Decreased semen volume

Is It safe with alcohol?

Taking alfuzosin with alcohol can lower your blood pressure. This can cause dizziness or feeling like you might pass out, especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Dutalfa combipack is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

It may cause dizziness, asthenia. Exercise caution if you have to drive or operate a machinery.

Does this affect kidney function?

No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to moderate renal disease. Not advisable in patients with the severe renal disease.

Does this affect liver function?

No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild liver disease. Not advisable in patients with moderate or severe liver disease.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Alfuzosin as ingredient
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Overseas Healthcare Pvt Ltd
La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
Hetero Drugs Ltd
Alfuzosin belongs to the non-subtype of specific alpha (1) - adrenergic blocking agent that shows for alpha (1)-adrenergic receptors selectively within the lower urinary tract. A hindrance caused to the adrenoreceptors causes relaxation of the smooth muscles in the region of the bladder neck and the prostate.
What are you using Alfuzosin for?
Other
benign prostatic hyperplasia
Pain
How much was the improvement?
Average
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 days
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Impotence
Decreased semen volume
Decreased libido
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Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

My 4.5 mm kidney stone is passed away through urine. However I am using potratemb6 syrup and alfuzosin oral tablet, as because it is only seven days my stone is passed through urine. However alfuzosin oral tablet is given me small chest pain. Shall I still continue alfuzosin oral tablet. Please give me suggestions.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (FIAGES)
General Surgeon, Meerut
My 4.5 mm kidney stone is passed away through urine. However I am using potratemb6 syrup and alfuzosin oral tablet, a...
You can stop all medicines, for removal of stone what is necessary is flushing of kidney we do give antibiotics and anti-inflammatory to relax the edema for some time but no use talking medicine for so long. If stone is more than 8 mm then surgery...

Sir I am 69 years old man and having prostate problem. I have been advised Alfuzosin 10 mg at night 3 years ago. I have been prescribed prazosin 5 mg in night in addition to alfuzosin 10 mg day before yesterday. Please clarify whether alfuzosin 10 mg and prazosin 5 mg can be given simultaneously to a patient.

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Psychologist, Palakkad
Sir
I am 69 years old man and having prostate problem. I have been advised Alfuzosin 10 mg at night 3 years ago. I ha...
Dear Om Prakash. Causes of prostatitis may include infection, injury or an immune system disorder. Symptoms include difficulty urinating, pain in the groin, pelvic area or genitals and, sometimes, flu-like symptoms. Prostatitis may get better on i...

I am 46 years old and my prostate is 32 cc , and I am on Alfuzosin 10 mg daily. Will it get cured or I will have to go for operation ?

Fellowship in Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, M.S. - Master of Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am 46 years old and my prostate is 32 cc , and I am on
Alfuzosin 10 mg daily. Will it get cured or I will have to g...
Whether you need an operation or not will depend upon your symptoms. if they are intolerable then you may require surgery

My doctor give me alfuzosin pronloges tablet fot urinary problem, I started now I can not sleep well, and feeling dizziness all the time, doctor give me this for one month, what I do? Continue or not?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My doctor give me alfuzosin pronloges tablet fot urinary problem, I started now I can not sleep well, and feeling diz...
Hello, prolonged release tablet is used for the treatment of moderate to severe functional symptoms of moderate to severe functional symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia that produces symptoms you are facing at the moment. You may switch over h...
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