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Although most people have no problems with alfuzosin, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects include dizziness, fatigue, and headaches. In many cases, these side effects are minor and easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, serious side effects of alfuzosin, such as signs of an allergic reaction, fainting, or chest pain, should be reported to your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to the Side Effects of Alfuzosin

As with any medicine, alfuzosin hydrochloride (Uroxatral®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with alfuzosin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of alfuzosin side effects with you.)
 

Side Effects to Report

There are a number of possible side effects with alfuzosin that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Fainting, which can be a sign of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) or a life-threatening irregular heart rhythm known as QT prolongation.
     
  • A new onset of chest pain (angina) or worsening of pre-existing chest pain.
     
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
     
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