Pallavi Singh
Written & Compiled by Pharmacist Pallavi Singh, M. Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)
Suchitra Chari
Medically Reviewed by Suchitra Chari, M.S. M.Sc.
Last Updated on May 03, 2018
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General Information on Naftopidil

Generic Name : Naftopidil

Pronunciation : Naf-top-i-dil

Latest prescription information about Naftopidil. 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

Trade Names/Brand Names of Naftopidil

Overview of Naftopidil

Naftopidil is a selective α1-adrenergic receptor antagonist or alpha blocker used to treat benign hyperplasia of prostate with, lower urinary tract symptoms.

Why is Naftopidil Prescribed? (Indications)

Naftopidil is a selective α1-adrenergic receptor antagonist or alpha blocker.
Naftopidil is prescribed in Japan for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and benign prostatic obstruction, associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), hypertension, cardiac valve disease, and distal ureteral stones.

Further large-scale, randomized, placebo-controlled studies need to be done to see if the naftopidil efficacy and safety data that is applicable to Japanese can be extended to white, black and Hispanic men having LUTS/BPH in western countries. 

When should Naftopidil not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Naftopidil is contraindicated in patients with allergies to the drug.

What is the dosage of Naftopidil?

The recommended dose for the drug is 50 to 75 mg per day for 4 weeks.

How should Naftopidil be taken?

Naftopidil tablets should be taken in three divided doses by mouth.

What are the warnings and precautions for Naftopidil?

Check with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing, have salt imbalance or orthostatic hypotension before taking the medication

What are the side effects of Naftopidil?

The side effects are very few and usually mild with dizziness and low blood pressure.

What are the other precautions for Naftopidil?

Caution should be taken in patients with diabetes.

What are the Drug Interactions of Naftopidil?

Naftopidil may interact with indapamide and its analogs

What are the storage conditions for Naftopidil?

Naftopidil should be stored at room temperature

Last Updated : 5/3/2018

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