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Alfuzosin

Molecule Description

This medicine belongs to a group of alpha-blockers, which are used to treat prob...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    Dietary Restrictions
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Alfuzosin

Alfuzosin has a purpose in the treatment of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).
contraindications

Contraindications of Alfuzosin

When should one not use Alfuzosin

Don't take this medicine if you have an allergy to Alfuzosin or Quinazolines (like Terazocin). Also, if you are suffering from dizziness or have severe liver disease, do not take this medicine.
sideEffects

Side effects of Alfuzosin

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Swelling on face, tongue or throat
  • Difficulty in breathing, swallowing
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness (vertigo)
  • Headache
  • Low blood pressure (Orthostatic Hypotension)
  • Strong desire to sleep
  • Tiredness
  • Drowsiness
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Alfuzosin

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Alfuzosin during pregnancy?
A:
This medicine is not in use for female patients.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Alfuzosin while breastfeeding?
A:
This medicine is not in use for female patients.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Alfuzosin?
A:
This medicine may lead to cause sense that you or your surroundings are spinning sensation (dizziness) or general weakness. Do not drive until you feel well.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Alfuzosin?
A:
Patients who are taking Alfuzosin should avoid the intake of alcohol. It may cause increased sense that you or your surroundings are spinning, temporary loss of consciousness, and light headedness.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience a lowering of blood pressure and this can occur on standing or sitting up within a few hours of taking this medicine.
  • You experience chest pain, or you cannot hold urine(incontinent).
  • Doctors do not recommend Alfuzosin for use in children or elderly patients.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Alfuzosin

How Does It Work?

Alfuzosin blocks the Alpha one Adrenoceptors present in the prostate, prostatic capsule, bladder neck, and prostatic urethra and helps to improve urination in men by relaxing the muscles in the neck o...
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interactions

Interactions of Alfuzosin

Interactions with other medicines

Other alpha-blockers (e.g., Prazosin), an Azole antifungal (e.g., Ketoconazole), an HIV Protease inhibitor (e.g., Ritonavir), a Macrolide antibiotic (e.g., Erythromycin), Nefazodone, or Telithromycin ...
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Interactions with food items

Food can enhance the levels of this medicine in your body. It is useful to take this medicine just after eating food, which makes it easier for your body to absorb the medicine. Take this medicine aft...
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dietaryRestrictions

Dietary Restrictions of Alfuzosin

No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
dosage

Dosage of Alfuzosin

Overdose

An overdose symptoms include excessive fall in blood pressure, dizziness, weak pulse, light headedness, spinning sensation (dizziness), weakness and cold, clammy skin, etc. Inform your doctor immediat...
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Missed a Dose

Take your missed dose as early as possible. If it is the time for next dose, don't take the missed dose and follow regular dosing schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: While taking Afluzosin, what precautions should I follow?

A: This medicine is known to cause dizziness in few patients. You are advised that dizziness, light headedness, or drowsiness may occur after the first dose of this medicine and therefore you should avoid driving or performing hazardous tasks for the early 24 hours after starting this medicine or when you increase the dosage. Fainting may also occur. When rising from a lying or sitting position, one can observe this side effect. Get up deliberately, and this may help lessen the problem. These effects may also occur during alcohol consumption, exercise, or hot weather. Seek medical attention immediately if there is a sudden drop in blood pressure.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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