What is this medication?
Alfuzosin, Uroxatral/Xatral is officially indicated for benign prostatic hyperplasia
How does this medication work?
Alfuzosin, Uroxatral/Xatral selectively binds and blocks the alpha-1 adrenergic receptors on the smooth muscle of the bladder and prostate. Blockade of these adrenoreceptors can cause smooth muscles in the bladder neck and prostate to relax, resulting in improvement in urine flow rate and a reduction in BPH symptoms.
How should I take this medication?
Oral: 10mg once daily.
How to Take: Take immediately following a meal at the same time each day. Swallow the tablet whole; do not crush or chew.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Alfuzosin, Uroxatral/Xatral make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take. It is important that you are aware of serious adverse effects associated with using Alfuzosin, Uroxatral/Xatral such as angina, CNS depression, floppy iris syndrome, orthostatic hypotension and priapism. Alfuzosin, Uroxatral/Xatral should be used with caution in patients with cardiovascular disease, hepatic and renal impairment because of the potential to cause a worsening of their condition.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Dizziness, fatigue, headache, pain, abdominal pain, constipation, dyspepsia, nausea, impotence, upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis.
Note this is not a complete list of side effects, only common ones
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