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   Alfuzosin

Alfuzosin
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This medication is used to treat the symptoms of a prostate gland condition called BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as enlarged prostate). It is an alpha blocker that works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate. Relaxing these muscles leads to relief of symptoms of BPH such as the feeling of needing to urinate frequently or urgently, difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate during the middle of the night.This medication should not be used to treat high blood pressure.

 
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Alfuzosin

Uses
This medication is used to treat the symptoms of a prostate gland condition called BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as enlarged prostate). It is an alpha blocker that works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate. Relaxing these muscles leads to relief of symptoms of BPH such as the feeling of needing to urinate frequently or urgently, difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate during the middle of the night.This medication should not be used to treat high blood pressure.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., prostate exams, prostate-specific antigen or PSA) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.

Storage
  • Store the U.S.
  • product at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted.Store the Canadian product at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: fainting, irregular heartbeat.

How To Use
  • Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using alfuzosin and each time you get a refill.
  • If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Take this medication by mouth once daily after a meal or as directed by your doctor.
  • This medication works best when taken with food.
  • Taking alfuzosin on an empty stomach may decrease the absorption of this drug and reduce its effectiveness.Swallow this medication whole.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets.
  • Doing so can destroy the long action of the drug and may increase side effects.This medication may cause dizziness and lightheadedness.
  • To avoid injuries such as falls, take your first dose of alfuzosin with food at bedtime until your body adjusts to the effect of the medicine.
  • Also, anytime the dosage of this drug is changed, take your first new dose with food at bedtime.Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while being treated with this medication unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.
  • Grapefruit juice can increase the amount of certain medications in your bloodstream.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • Remember to take it after the same meal each day.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Side Effects
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness, headache, or decreased sexual ability may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fainting, unusual tiredness/weakness, stomach/abdominal pain.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: fast/irregular heartbeat, chest pain.For males, in the very unlikely event you have a painful or prolonged erection lasting 4 or more hours, stop using this drug and seek immediate medical attention, or permanent problems could occur.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking alfuzosin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other alpha blockers such as doxazosin, prazosin, terazosin; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: liver problems.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other prostate gland problems (e.g., prostate cancer), heart problems (e.g., angina, low blood pressure, QT prolongation), kidney disease.This drug may make you dizzy.
  • Use caution while driving, using machinery, or doing any activity that requires alertness.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position, especially when you first start taking this drug or if your doctor changes your dose.
  • Also, when you first start taking this drug, avoid situations where you may be injured if you faint.Before having surgery (including cataract eye surgery), tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.Kidney function declines as you grow older.
  • this medication is removed by the kidneys.
  • Therefore, elderly people may be at a greater risk for dizziness while using this drug.This medication is not recommended for use in women or children.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • See also How to Use section.Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove alfuzosin from your body (such as antifungals including ketoconazole and itraconazole; macrolide antibiotics including erythromycin and clarithromycin; cimetidine; rifamycins including rifampin; St John's wort; ritonavir; certain anti-seizure medications including carbamazepine).If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting alfuzosin.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: drugs for sexual function problems (e.g., sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil), other medications that lower blood pressure (e.g., atenolol, diltiazem).If you are also taking sildenafil and your dose is more than 25 milligrams, you can reduce your risk of fainting by taking your doses of sildenafil and alfuzosin more than 4 hours apart.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.Other drugs besides alfuzosin that may affect the heart rhythm (QTc prolongation in the EKG) include dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, amiodarone, quinidine, sotalol, and erythromycin, among others.
  • QTc prolongation can infrequently result in serious (rarely fatal) irregular heartbeat.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details and for instructions on how you may reduce your risk of this effect.

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