Alfuzosin Tablet: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT ALFUZOSIN
ALFUZOSIN is an alpha blocker. It is used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy.
• Feeling dizzy
• Weakness or tiredness
• Stomach pain
• Chest pain
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALFUZOSIN
• Take ALFUZOSIN after meal just before bedtime.
• Do not take ALFUZOSIN if you have severe liver problems, or if you have postural hypotension.
• Take ALFUZOSIN with caution if you have hereditary problems (congenital QT prolongation), if you are over 65 year of age and if you are undergoing eye surgery.
• ALFUZOSIN is not recommended for use in children under 16 years of age.
• Inform your doctor if you faint or get dizzy when you stand or sit suddenly because ALFUZOSIN makes you dizzy and weak.
• Do not take ALFUZOSIN with other alpha-blockers such as doxazosin, prazosin, terazosin, tamsulosin, or phenoxybenzamine.
• Before driving or performing any strenuous activity after taking ALFUZOSIN make sure you are alert and normal enough to take up the above activities as this medicine may induce dizziness and light-headedness.
• Always keep your doctor informed about the ongoing medication or the ones which you have taken in the past, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q) How does ALFUZOSIN work?
A) ALFUZOSIN helps in relaxing the muscles by blocking the alpha receptors in the prostate and urinary tract, thereby decreases the pressure on urethra which allows urine to pass freely.
Q) Can I take ALFUZOSIN if I am about to have cataract or glaucoma surgery?
A) No, you are recommended not to take ALFUZOSIN when you are about to have cataract or glaucoma surgery because ALFUZOSIN may impair pupil dilation and cause intraoperative floppy iris syndrome. You need to inform your doctor if you are taking or had taken ALFUZOSIN before going for any surgery.
Q) What happens if ALFUZOSIN is taken more than prescribed?
A) If ALFUZOSIN is taken more than prescribed then it may cause sudden dip in blood pressure and you may experience dizziness, weakness and fainting. One should not take more than the prescribed dose and if accidentally taken, inform your family/friends and consult your doctor straight away.
Q) Can I stop taking ALFUZOSIN on my own?
A) No, you are advised to take ALFUZOSIN as long as your doctor has asked you to take it. This is because if you do not continue with the full medicine course your symptoms may return or worsen. Hence, take the full course even after symptomatic relief.
Q) How to store ALFUZOSIN?
A) Store ALFUZOSIN below 30ºC, away from heat and sunlight. Do not freeze. Keep ALFUZOSIN out of reach and sight of children.