Alfuzosin - Drug Information

Generic Name : Alfuzosin | Pronunciation : al-fyu-zoe-sin
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Latest prescription information about Alfuzosin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : BPH Agents
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Why it is prescribed : 

This medication is an alpha-blocker, prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate.  It works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and bladder to allow urine to flow more easily.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with severe kidney, liver impairment, intestinal obstruction and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :






Category B :

Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 2.5 mg 3 times/day. Max: 10 mg/day.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of irregular heartbeat, prostate cancer, chest pain, low blood pressure, heart or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.
Avoid situations in which injury could occur because of fainting.
Rarely it may cause prolonged or painful erection; if it so consult with your doctor.

Side Effects : 

   Central Nervous System
- Drowsiness, weakness, depression, headache, dizziness and lack of energy.

- Low blood pressure, fainting, fast heart rate, palpitation, chest pain and flushing.

- Dry mouth and GI disturbances.

- Swelling, blurred vision, runny nose, erectile disorders and hypersensitivity reactions.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it in a cool place (15-30C).


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Dear Sir, Greetings of the day Myself is S S Ahmad. My age is 47 now and I have a problem of urine dripping [few drops] even after 10 to 15 minutes after passing the urine to its full extend. I am facing this problem since last 15 years. I told this problem to some doctors in the begining and I still remember that at that time one doctor advise me ultrasound and the radiologist who conducted ultrasound told me that about 20% urine remained to be discharge in the bladder but at that time the doctor told me that is normal and prescribed no medicine and no dietary or life style changes. Now recently I read some literature on this topic and came to know that it may be an indication of some problem in prostate gland. So I consulted the urologist and after going through the ultrasound and other tests the doctor has advised me table flotral 10 for three months. So I request you sir to kindly advise me what kind of dietary and life style changes are now required for me. Weather this problem will be solved permanently or not. I am worried kindly help me. Thanks S S Ahmad
SSAhmad123  Tuesday, June 23, 2015
sir, i am taking alfuzosin hcl [flotral 10 mg] for last 3years as prescribed by my doctor for my BPH problem of prostrate. But gradually i am finding it lesser effective. Further I am feeling that my digestive system gradually becoming weaker. I always have loose stool in the morning with out full satisfaction of defecation. Kindly advise if these are the side effects of prolonged use of this medication. I am 57 year male with BPH problem for last 10 years. Thanks, M.P. Hawa
mphawa1  Saturday, February 22, 2014
how long does it take to reverse the effect of Adura on libido
drsan99  Saturday, September 21, 2013
Respected sir,
Myself Megha Shah student of B.M.Shah college of pharmaceutical education and research. i need Gift sample of ALFUZOSIN HCl (20 gm) for my M.Pharm thesis work. My thesis Title is DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF ALFUZOSIN HCl FLOATING MICROSPHERES. i will be very thankful to you. i achknowledge you in my thesis work. kindly provide me as early as possible.
Your's Faithfully
Megha Shah
B.M.Shah college of pharmaceutical education and research
college campus
Dhansura road
modasa- 383315
megs2202  Wednesday, January 2, 2013
i had some urinary problem 1 year ago after taking alfusin i am ok . it is a good tablet
angisri74  Monday, November 29, 2010
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