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Uroxatral

Generic Name: alfuzosin (al FUE zoe sin)
Brand Names: Uroxatral
Uroxatral (alfuzosin) is used to treat an enlarged prostate. Includes Uroxatral side effects, interactions and indications.

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Drug Information:
Uroxatral (alfuzosin) is an alpha-adrenergic (AL-fa ad-ren-ER-Jk) blocker. Uroxatral helps relax the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate. Uroxatral is used to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). You should not take Uroxatral if you have moderate to severe liver disease. Many drugs can affect alfuzosin, and some should not be used at the same time. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using. Learn more

Uroxatral Side Effects

Uroxatral Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about alfuzosin. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Uroxatral.

In Summary

More frequent side effects include: dizziness. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to alfuzosin: oral tablet extended release

Along with its needed effects, alfuzosin (the active ingredient contained in Uroxatral) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking alfuzosin:

Rare

  • Chest pain
  • chills
  • cold sweats
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  • fainting
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • painful or prolonged erection of the penis

Incidence not known

  • Arm, back, or jaw pain
  • chest discomfort
  • chest tightness or heaviness
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • nausea
  • shortness of breath
  • sweating
  • swelling

Some side effects of alfuzosin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Dizziness

Less common

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • body aches or pain
  • congestion
  • cough
  • cough producing mucus
  • decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • dryness or soreness of the throat
  • ear congestion
  • fever
  • headache
  • heartburn
  • hoarseness
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • indigestion
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • loss of voice
  • nasal congestion
  • pain
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble with swallowing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • voice changes
  • wheezing

Rare

  • Rash

Incidence not known

  • Diarrhea
  • feeling of warmth
  • hives or welts
  • itching skin
  • redness of the skin
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to alfuzosin: oral tablet extended release

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Dizziness (up to 27%), headache (up to 14%), fatigue (up to 14%)

Common (1% to 10%): Syncope, pain

Postmarketing reports: Flushing

Respiratory

Very common (10% or more): Upper respiratory tract infection (up to 14%)

Common (1% to 10%): Bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis

Postmarketing reports: Rhinitis

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Hypotension or postural hypotension

Postmarketing reports: Tachycardia, chest pain, angina pectoris in patients with preexisting coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, dyspepsia, constipation, nausea

Postmarketing reports: Diarrhea, vomiting

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Impotence

Postmarketing reports: Priapism

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS) has been observed in some patients undergoing phacoemulsification cataract surgery while being treated with alpha-1 blockers

Hepatic

Postmarketing reports: Hepatocellular and cholestatic liver injury (including cases with jaundice leading to drug discontinuation)

Dermatologic

Postmarketing reports: Rash, pruritus, urticaria, angioedema, toxic epidermal necrolysis

Hematologic

Postmarketing reports: Thrombocytopenia

Metabolic

Postmarketing reports: Edema

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Uroxatral (www.drugs.com/uroxatral.html).