alfuzosin extended-release - oral, Uroxatral
GENERIC NAME: ALFUZOSIN EXTENDED-RELEASE - ORAL (al-FUE-zoe-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Uroxatral
USES: This medication is used to treat the symptoms of a prostate gland condition called BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as enlarged prostate). It is an alpha blocker that works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate. Relaxing these muscles leads to relief of symptoms of BPH such as the feeling of needing to urinate frequently or urgently, difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate during the middle of the night.This medication should not be used to treat high blood pressure.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.Alfuzosin may also be used to help your body "pass," or get rid of, kidney stones through urination.
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