How it should be taken
It comes as an extended release tablet to take by mouth, with food. The tablet should not be chewed or crushed.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Adult: The recommended oral dose is 10 mg to be taken once daily.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Alfuzosin is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to the drug and with history of severe kidney or liver problems
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
Alfuzosin is an alpha blocker, which is prescribed to reduce the symptoms of enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) like difficulty with urination and incomplete emptying of bladder in men. It works by relaxing the smooth muscles in the prostate and neck of the bladder to allow urine to flow out more easily.
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.
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 and children.
Alfuzosin is prescribed only for men .Women must not take this medicine especially during pregnancy and lactation.
Avoid driving a car or operating machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication as it may cause dizziness and lightheadedness.
Avoid situations in which injury could occur because of fainting.
Rarely, it may cause prolonged or painful erection; if so consult your doctor.
Store it in a tightly closed container at room temperature. Protect from heat, light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.