GENERIC NAME: alfuzosin
BRAND NAME: Uroxatral
USES: Alfuzosin is used in adult men to treat slow urination due to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Most men experience an improvement in urination in 2 to 3 weeks.
- The most common side effects of alfuzosin are
- This side effects occur in fewer than 1 per every 15 patients.
- As with other alpha blockers, postural hypotension (decreasing blood pressure upon standing, with or without dizziness) may develop within a few hours following ingestion of alfuzosin and can cause fainting.
- Prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia can co-exist. Therefore, patients being treated for benign prostatic hyperplasia should be evaluated to exclude the presence of prostate cancer.
Possible serious side effects include
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