alfuzosin (Uroxatral)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

DOSAGE: Alfuzosin is taken once daily, immediately after the same meal each day. Tablets should not be chewed or crushed.

DRUG INTERACTIONS:

PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING SAFETY:

  • Alfuzosin is not used by women; however, studies in animals have shown no evidence of fetal toxicity, even with exceedingly high doses of alfuzosin.
  • Alfuzosin is not prescribed for women.

PREPARATIONS: Extended release table:, 10 mg.

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

How does alfuzosin (Uroxatral) work?

  • Alfuzosin belongs to a class of drugs called alpha-blockers. It is used for increasing the flow of urine that is reduced by benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Alpha blockers relax the muscles in the prostate gland and the neck of the bladder. This allows the urethra (the tube that conducts urine out of the bladder) to open wider so that urine flows more easily. Other medicines in this of drugs include
  • Alfuzosin was approved in June 2003.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/28/2016
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