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Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR

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Overview

Introduction

Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR is an alpha adrenergic antagonist that is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to relieve symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. However, it does not decrease the size of the prostate.

Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR is advised to take it in a dose and duration as per prescription. It should be taken with food, but take at the same time regularly. Swallow the medicine as a whole without crushing or chewing it. You should not stop taking the medicine without consulting the doctor as it may lead to the worsening of your symptoms. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are upper respiratory tract infection, headache, and tiredness. It may also lead to blurry vision or dizziness, so it is advised to avoid driving while on the medication. If any of the side effects persist or bother you, you must consult the doctor without delay.

Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your symptoms better. Try to urinate as soon as you feel the urge, however, never strain or push to empty your bladder. You should avoid drinking caffeinated or alcoholic drinks at night and a few hours before going to bed or going out.

Before receiving the treatment, inform your doctor if you are on any medication for any other health condition. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, tell your doctor prior to the treatment. If you have to undergo eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma than inform your eye doctor about the usage of this medicine. Patients with liver or kidney disease must be cautious while receiving the prescription, and they must receive regular follow-ups as per the doctor’s advice.

Uses of Alfoo Tablet PR

Side effects of Alfoo Tablet PR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alfoo

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Tiredness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.

How to use Alfoo Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR is to be taken with food.

How Alfoo Tablet PR works

Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Alfoo Tablet PR?

If you miss a dose of Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It does not decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR must be taken with food.
  • You will feel better within hours or days of starting the treatment. Full effect is usually seen within 2 weeks.
  • Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • If you are scheduled to undergo an eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Alfoo 10mg Tablet PR.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Quinazoline Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alfoo with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Atazor, Atavir, Virataz
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon
LIFE-THREATENING
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LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Itraspan
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Patient Concerns

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Psa 6.75now in test 2.22 but i have pain to release urine i take alfoo tab 10mg at night
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
Get ultrasound kub with PVR n uroflowmetry
I have been taking alfoo for last 1 year for symptoms of BPH. The doctor didn't diagnose BPH from Ultrasound but said continue to take alfoo for 6 months. Can you prescribe generic medicine in place if ALFOO?
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
Prescription is not allowed online
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FAQs

Q. Does Alfoo shrink the prostate?

No, Alfoo does not shrink the size of the prostate. It belongs to alpha-blocker class of medicines. It works by relaxing muscles of bladder and prostate to allow urine to flow more easily. It helps in relieving symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Q. Can Alfoo cause erectile dysfunction?

No, Alfoo does not cause erectile dysfunction. On the contrary, it may help in improving such condition. However, this medicine may cause painful erection (priapism) which does not go away. If priapism is not treated you may not be able to get an erection in the future.

Q. When should I take Alfoo?

Alfoo should be taken after meals at the same time each day. Do not cut, crush, or chew the medicine, but swallow it whole with water.

Q. Does Alfoo have any effect on liver?

In very rare cases your liver may be affected and cause liver function abnormality. Inform the doctor if you already have liver disease before starting the medication. The doctor will prescribe a lower dose of Alfoo once or twice daily.

Q. Can Alfoo be taken by old or elderly people?

Yes, it can be taken by elderly or old people, but they need to be careful. Regular monitoring is required in case the patient also has high blood pressure.

Q. Can Alfoo affect my eyes?

In rare cases, Alfoo may cause abnormal vision. But, it is important to know that this medicine may cause complications during surgery, if you are to be operated for cataract. Hence, inform your doctor before surgery that you are taking Alfoo. Your doctor may perform surgery differently and complications can be prevented.

Q. Can the use of sildenafil or vardenafil cause trouble when taken along with Alfoo?

Extreme care should be taken if you are taking sildenafil or vardenafil along with Alfoo. The combination may cause a significant decrease in blood pressure which can be serious. Inform your doctor if you are taking these medicines.

Q. What can patients do to help alleviate or prevent discomfort and side effects due to Alfoo?

Alfoo may lower your blood pressure especially when you suddenly stand up after lying down. You may feel dizzy or fainting and therefore you should get up slowly from bed or chair. This medicine may impair your reactions. Hence, avoid driving or hazardous activities until you know how this medicine will affect you.

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Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 8-2-337, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, INDIA
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