Alfutrol 10mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Alfutrol 10mg Tablet 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.

Alfutrol 10mg Tablet 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 have to undergo eye surgery due to cataracts or glaucoma then 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 Alfutrol Tablet

Benefits of Alfutrol Tablet

In Treatment of Benign prostatic hyperplasia

When your prostate gland becomes enlarged it can cause urinary problems such as difficulty passing urine and a need to go to the toilet frequently or urgently. It can also cause urine flow to be slower. If not treated, there is a risk that your urine flow will be completely blocked. Alfutrol 10mg Tablet works by relaxing muscles in the bladder and prostate. So, it can rapidly relieve the symptoms and make it easier for you to urinate. However, it may take up to 6 months to notice the full benefit. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed for maximum benefits.

Side effects of Alfutrol Tablet

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 Alfutrol

  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness

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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Alfutrol 10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alfutrol 10mg Tablet 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 Alfutrol 10mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Alfutrol 10mg Tablet is not indicated for women.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alfutrol 10mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alfutrol 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alfutrol 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
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.
Use of Alfutrol 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Alfutrol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alfutrol 10mg Tablet, 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

  • Alfutrol 10mg Tablet helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It does not decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Alfutrol 10mg Tablet 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.
  • Alfutrol 10mg Tablet 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 Alfutrol 10mg Tablet.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Quinazoline Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
UROLOGY
Action Class
Uroselective adrenergic receptor(α1a) antagonist

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alfutrol 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
Brand(s): Inbec, Indease, Indivan
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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What is hyperplasia nd wht a treatment
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Dermatology
Mr. PATIENT is not a medical condition, it's just a histological term mentioned in pathology reports
Sir please advice PSA very rise
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
It's benign enlargement of prostate
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FAQs

Q. Does Alfutrol 10mg Tablet shrink the prostate?

No, Alfutrol 10mg Tablet 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 Alfutrol 10mg Tablet cause erectile dysfunction?

No, Alfutrol 10mg Tablet 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 Alfutrol 10mg Tablet?

Alfutrol 10mg Tablet 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 Alfutrol 10mg Tablet 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 Alfutrol 10mg Tablet once or twice daily.

Q. Can Alfutrol 10mg Tablet 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 Alfutrol 10mg Tablet affect my eyes?

In rare cases, Alfutrol 10mg Tablet 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 Alfutrol 10mg Tablet. 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 Alfutrol 10mg Tablet?

Extreme care should be taken if you are taking sildenafil or vardenafil along with Alfutrol 10mg Tablet. 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 Alfutrol 10mg Tablet?

Alfutrol 10mg Tablet 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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17th Floor, Hoechst House, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400 021, Maharashtra, India.
Country of Origin: India

MRP
72.8
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