alfuzosin, Uroxatral (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: 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.

SIDE EFFECTS: 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.

Alfuzosin may worsen chest pain. Rarely, priapism (persistent painful penile erection) may occur. Liver injury and floppy eye syndrome have also been reported.



PREPARATIONS: Extended release table:, 10 mg.

STORAGE: Alfuzosin should be stored at room temperature, from 15 C to 30 C (59 F - 86 F).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/25/2015

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