alfuzosin (Uroxatral)

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    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

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What brand names are available for alfuzosin?

Uroxatral

Do I need a prescription for alfuzosin?

Yes

What are the uses for alfuzosin?

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.

What are the side effects of alfuzosin?

Possible serious side effects include

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What is the dosage for alfuzosin?

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

Which drugs or supplements interact with alfuzosin?

Is alfuzosin safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • 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.

What else should I know about alfuzosin?

What preparations of alfuzosin are available?

Extended release table:, 10 mg.

How should I keep alfuzosin stored?

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

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

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Reviewed on 9/28/2016
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Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

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