Alfuzosin Hydrochloride Information
Alfuzosin hydrochloride (Uroxatral®) is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the prostate becomes enlarged.
How does it work? As an alpha blocker, it helps to relax the muscles of the prostate and the neck of the bladder, which can help reduce symptoms such as:
- Frequent urination
- Difficulty fully emptying the bladder
- Needing to get up several times during the night to urinate (nocturia).
This drug comes in the form of an extended-release tablet. It is usually taken by mouth once a day, immediately after a meal.
Because certain risks are associated with the use of this drug, it is important to review safety information for alfuzosin hydrochloride with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment. For example, if you experience fainting or chest pain, you should seek immediate medical attention. In addition, tell your healthcare provider if you have kidney disease, low blood pressure, or liver disease.
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