Medicine Overview of Alfutrol Tablet
How to use Alfutrol Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alfutrol 10mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Alfutrol Tablet works
Alfutrol 10mg Tablet is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.
In Depth Information on Alfutrol Tablet
Expert advice for Alfutrol Tablet
- Alfutrol helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It doesn't decrease the size of the prostate.
- Alfutrol must be taken with food.
- You will feel better within hours or days of starting treatment. Full effect is usually seen within 2 weeks.
- Alfutrol may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, lightheaded, or weak, especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). Take special precaution if you have to drive, use machines or do any activity that needs alertness.
- If your undergoing eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Alfutrol.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Alfutrol Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Alfutrol Tablet
Taking alfuzosin with alcohol can lower your blood pressure.+more
This can cause dizziness or feeling like you might pass out, especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position....
Alfutrol 10mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Alfutrol 10mg Tabl+more
et during lactation. Please consult your doctor....
Alfutrol 10mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,+more
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Alfutrol 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients+more
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alfutrol 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Alfutrol 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alfutrol 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Alfutrol 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease....
Use of Alfutrol 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Itragreat 100mg Capsule, Flutis 150mg Tablet, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet
If you miss a dose of Alfuzosin, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Alfutrol Tablet
Frequently asked questions about Alfuzosin
Q. Apart from taking medicines, what should I do to manage my prostate symptoms?
Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your prostate symptoms better. Try to urinate when you first get the urge. However, take care not to strain or push to empty your bladder. Avoid drinking fluids (especially alcohol, caffeine) a few hours before bedtime or going out. You should also avoid medicines that can worsen urinary symptoms. These include some over the counter medicines for cold and cough.
Alfutrol is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Alfutrol better than tamsulosin?
Alfutrol and tamsulosin belong to the same category of drugs and are equally effective and safe in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.
No, Alfutrol does not contain sulfa. However, please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use for the composition.
Alfutrol can lower the prostate specific antigen. However, the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine.
Alfutrol can be given to a patient with a catheter in place and can continue even after removal of the catheter. Clinical studies have shown beneficial results of using Alfutrol in patients catheterised for acute urinary retention caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). These patients could pass urine more easily after catheter removal with a lesser need for re-catheterisation.
Ejaculatory problems like retrograde ejaculation and ejaculation failure are a common side effect associated with the use of Alfutrol and are dose-dependent, i.e., a higher dose will cause more side effects. Priapism (painful erection) is also seen to be a rare and serious side effect with its use.
Alfutrol is not a steroid. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Alfutrol is not an over the counter medicine. It belongs to a class of prescription medicines.
Alfutrol relaxes the smooth muscles of the prostate and decreases the pressure on the urethra. This helps in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia as it allows easy passage of urine and decreases urge to urinate repeatedly both during day and night time, and it allows complete emptying of the bladder.
Alfutrol is not indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you are suffering from erectile dysfunction for its right treatment.
No, Alfutrol is not a diuretic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Alfutrol helps in removal of kidney stones which are in the distal ureter. It works by relaxing the muscles of the urinary tract which causes an easy removal of the stones. It does not break the kidney stones. Use of Alfutrol also decreases the need for painkillers.
Q. Is Alfutrol better than tamsulosin?
Alfutrol and tamsulosin belong to the same class of drugs and are equally good in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, tamsulosin is seen to cause more ejaculatory problems like retrograde ejaculation and anejaculation and has more chances of causing floppy iris syndrome which can affect the clinical outcomes in cataract surgery.
Alfutrol can cause floppy eye syndrome in which the muscles of the iris become floppy and the pupil constricts unexpectedly during cataract surgery. So, when the eye surgeon actually needs a dilated pupil, it will constrict and restrict the field of surgery and can affect the surgical outcomes.
Alfutrol relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and this vasodilation of the blood vessels can cause a stuffy nose.
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