Uroxatral

(alfuzosin)

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Makes it easier to urinate.

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Our bottom line

Uroxatral (alfuzosin) is a good treatment for an enlarged prostate if medical treatment is needed.

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Quick facts about Uroxatral
  • Drug class: Renal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (alfuzosin)

Upsides

  • Uroxatral (alfuzosin) works just as well as other similar medications but with fewer/less severe side effects.
  • Available as a generic medication.
  • Simple once daily dosing.
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Downsides

  • Uroxatral (alfuzosin) treats the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. It doesn't make the prostate smaller or stop it from getting bigger.
  • Uroxatral (alfuzosin) interacts with many medications. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medication including non-prescription medications, natural products, and vitamins.
  • Uroxatral (alfuzosin) can affect heart rhythms.
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How it works

Uroxatral (alfuzosin) is an alpha-1 blocker. It specifically targets and relaxes muscles in your prostate, which makes it easier to urinate.

Quick facts about Uroxatral
  • Drug class: Renal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (alfuzosin)

Used for

  • BPH
  • Promote kidney stone passage

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Uroxatral (alfuzosin) for BPH

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  • Possible side effects
  • Dizziness
  • Upper lung infection
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fainting
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Side effect rates for Uroxatral (alfuzosin)

From 1151 clinical trials of Uroxatral when taken for enlarged prostate (bph) (10 mg)
  • Dizziness
    6%6%
    3%3%
  • Upper lung infection
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Headache
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Fatigue
    3%3%
    2%2%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Uroxatral.

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Risks and Warnings for Uroxatral (alfuzosin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking medications for high blood pressure

    Especially when you first starting taking Uroxatral (alfuzosin), you can experience a sudden drop in blood when you get up from sitting or lying down. Symptoms include feeling lightheaded or dizzy after stand up, weakness, blurry vision, fainting, nausea, and confusion. Your body should adjust to it after the first few days. Always get up slowly to help avoid this.

Common concerns from people taking Uroxatral (alfuzosin)

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Interactions
  • Uroxatral (alfuzosin) interacts with many medications. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medication including non-prescription medications, natural products, and vitamins.
Kidneys and liver
  • The liver metabolizes Uroxatral (alfuzosin) so that it be cleared from the body. Uroxatral (alfuzosin) blood levels increase with decreasing liver function. If you have liver impairment, your doctor will evaluate if Uroxatral (alfuzosin) can be used cautiously or avoided.