Uroxatral is an alpha blocker which is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate.
Uroxatral is in a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers that works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate. It is used to treat the symptoms of a prostate gland condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Take Uroxatral exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The recommended dosage is one tablet (10 mg) once daily after a meal. You should consistently take Uroxatral after the same meal each day. Taking it on an empty stomach may decrease the absorption of this drug and reduce its effectiveness.
Before taking Uroxatral you should talk with your doctor if you have liver problems, liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, prostate gland problems, heart problems, chest pain (angina), low blood pressure (hypotension), kidney disease, kidney failure. Let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive or perform tasks that require alertness. Limit alcoholic beverages. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice can increase the amount of certain medications in your bloodstream. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
You should not take Uroxatral if you are allergic to it, alfuzosin, or any of the inactive components of the medicine, or if you have moderate or severe liver disease, or you take certain medications that greatly increase the level of Uroxatral in your blood (antifungal medications or protease inhibitors).
Possible side effect
Get emergency medical help if you have dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer, decreased sexual ability, difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, tiredness, weakness, severe abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes or skin, persistent nausea, vomiting, dark urine, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, irregular heartbeat, chest pain. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially: HIV/AIDS medicines (ritonavir, indinavir, atazanavir, delavirdine), heart or blood pressure medications (metoprolol, bumetanide, triamterene), nitrate heart medications (nitroglycerin, isosorbide mononitrate), antifungal medications (voriconazole, itraconazole, fluconazole, ketoconazole), antibiotics (clarithromycin, telithromycin, erythromycin), antidepressants (imipramine, doxepin, amitriptyline, nortriptyline), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (celecoxib, etodolac, diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin), beta-blockers (propranolol, bisoprolol, metoprolol, atenolol). Interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are fainting, dizziness, weakness, irregular heartbeat.
Store the medicine at room temperature 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture in a tight container. Do not store the drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.
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