General English name: alfuzosin
Brand: Xatral XL, BesavarXL, Fuzatal XL, VasranXL, Xatral
Application: Prostate enlargement in men
Alfuzosin Drug Information
Medication Information: The prostate gland in some older people is usually larger than normal. Enlarged prostate gland is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia. The prostate is located near the bladder. Therefore, enlargement of this gland can cause problems in urination. Symptoms of this disorder include delayed urination, dripping urine, and a feeling of inadequate bladder emptying.
Alfuzosin relaxes the muscles around the bladder so that urination is easier.
There are two types of alfuzosin: tablets that release the substance quickly and long-acting tablets that break down slowly. Long-acting tablets are taken once daily.
Contraindications to the use of Alfuzosin
Alfuzosin makes you drowsy, avoid driving after taking this pill.
Pay attention to the expiration date of alfuzosin and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
Never give alfuzosin to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more alfuzosin than your doctor prescribes.
Check for drug interactions with alfuzosin and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Drug Interaction of Alfuzosin
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some drugs that may interact with alfuzosin include: alpha blockers (such as prazosin, terazosin).
If you are taking medication to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension (such as sildenafil, tadalafil), your bloodpressure may be too low and may lead to dizziness or fainting. Your doctor should prescribe your medication to minimize this risk.
Drugs that can affect the elimination of alfuzosin from the body include: Azole antifungals (such as itraconazole), ketoconazole, boceprevir, cobicistat, clarithromycin, nephritis (clarithromycin) HIV protease inhibitors (such as lopinavir, ritonavir), telaprevir, telithromycin.
Tips to consider before taking Alfuzosin
Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking alfuzosin:
Black eyes or feeling weak when getting up or urinating
- If your eye needs cataract surgery.
- If you have any liver, heart or kidney problems.
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
Possible side effects of Alfuzosin
All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medication and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.
Feeling tired, black eyes, weakness and fatigue: In this situation, avoid driving and working with tools.
Dizziness when getting up: Slowly getting up can help reduce this complication. If your eyes go black, lie down to regulate your blood pressure.
Dry mouth: Use sugar-free gum.
Headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.
Diarrhea, abdominal pain: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods.
How to store Alfuzosin
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.