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Known as Xatral XL internationally

Description

What is Uroxatral?

Uroxatral, also known as Xatral, is an oral tablet made up of an alpha blocker drug called alfuzosin.  We carry this medication in both the brand choice and generic alternative in 10mg!

What is Uroxatral used for? How does it work?

Uroxatral is prescribed to men to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH. Benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH is a condition where the prostate is swollen and enlarged. This condition may cause symptoms of an urgency to pee but not being able too, trouble starting to urinate, an inconsistent flow of urine when urinating, or not feeling empty after urinating.

Uroxatral (alfuzosin) is effective at treating BPH because of its ability to relax and shrink the muscles in the prostate and the bladder which helps relieve symptoms of this condition.

Directions

Follow only the directions given to you by your doctor. Do not take more or less of a dose than directed. For the full benefit of the medication, ensure you take it regularly and create a routine by taking it around the same time every day.

Before starting treatment, your doctor may need to run a test to ensure you do not have prostate cancer. Once you begin treatment, you may take one tablet per day, at the same time every day, after a meal. Do not take this medication on an empty stomach. Avoid breaking, chewing, or crushing this tablet in any way; swallow it whole.  Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Cautions

Do not use Uroxatral (alfuzosin)

This medication should not be used by anyone who is allergic to alfuzosin or anyone who has moderate to severe liver disease.

This product is meant for men therefore the affects of this medication on an unborn baby or a breast feeding infant. Do not use this product if you are a female, especially a pregnant or breast feeding female.

Do not give this medication to a child under the age of 18.

Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required

If you currently take an antibiotic, antifungal medicines, heart medications, antiviral medicine to treat hepatitis C or HIV/AIDS or medicines similar to alfuzosin such as doxazosin, prazosin, or terazosin; consult your doctor before use.

If you ever had any of the following conditions in the past, consult your doctor before use; low blood pressure, especially if caused by taking medications, liver disease, kidney disease, prostate cancer, or long QT syndrome (in you or in a family member).

Risks

This medication may affect your pupils therefore it is important to tell your surgeon ahead of time that you are on this medication if you are have cataract eye surgery.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Uroxatral (alfuzosin) may include:

dizziness; headache; or feeling tired.

The above side effects should not alarm you.

Serious side effects of Uroxatral (alfuzosin) may include:

a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; new or worsening chest pain; upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer

If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.

Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.

FAQs

What are some drugs that may interact with Uroxatral?

Some drugs that interact with Uroxatral include heart or blood pressure medications, nitrate medications, or sildenafil and other erectile dysfunction medicines.

This is not a complete list of drugs that interact with alfuzosin (Uroxatral).

Can I drink alcohol while using this medication?

You should avoid drinking alcohol while using Uroxatral because mixing the two together can cause unwanted side effects to occur.

Asides from alcohol, what else should I avoid?

While being treated with alfuzosin, you should avoid driving or other hazardous activities until you are completely clear how this drug affects you; it may cause your thinking to become impaired.

What is the average dose for an adult with BPH?

The average dose for an adult with BPH would be 10mg taken by mouth once a day right after a meal; taken at the same time each time.