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lactation interaction for SOLITRAL
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
SALT INFORMATION FOR SOLITRAL
How it works
Common side effects
How it works
Common side effects
COMMON DOSAGE FOR SOLITRAL CAPSULE
Patients taking SOLITRAL CAPSULE
- 90%Once A Day
- 5%Twice A Day
- 5%Thrice A week
SUBSTITUTES FOR SOLITRALNo substitutes found
Expert advice FOR SOLITRAL
- Alfuzosin tablets should be swallowed whole just before bedtime.
- Do not take alfuzosin while driving as it may cause dizziness or fainting.
- If you are undergoing cataract surgery, inform your doctor before surgery that you are using or have previously used alfuzosin.
- If you suffer from drop in blood pressure when getting up from lying position, don’t get up until the symptoms disappear.
- Alfuzosin may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting, especially when you get up too quickly from a lying position. This is more common when you first start taking alfuzosin. To avoid this problem, get out of bed slowly, resting your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up
Frequently asked questions FOR SOLITRAL
Q. Is alfuzosin/Uroxatral a diuretic, blood thinner, beta blocker, alpha blocker or antibiotic?
Alfuzosin belongs to group of medicines called alpha-blockers. Alfuzosin is not a diuretic, not a blood thinner, is not a beta-blocker, not an antibiotic
Q. Is alfuzosin safe?
Alfuzosin is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is alfuzosin better than tamsulosin?
Alfuzosin and tamsulosin belong to same category of drugs and are equally effective and safe in treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use
Q. Is alfuzosin generic?
Yes, alfuzosin is a generic drug marketed under brand names like Uroxatral, Afdura, Alfoo, Alfusin, Alfanage, Alfupro, etc
Q. Is alfuzosin gluten free or contain sulfa?
Yes alfuzosin is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use. It does not contain sulfa
Q. Can I take saw palmetto (fruit extract used to treat symptoms of enlarged prostate) with alfuzosin?
Yes, saw palmetto and alfuzosin can be taken together. Please consult your doctor before use
Q. Does alfuzosin cause constipation, weight gain, hair loss, retrograde ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, or fluctuations in blood pressure?
Alfuzosin may cause constipation, low blood pressure, or retrograde ejaculation. It does not cause weight gain and hair loss when taken as prescribed. Alfuzosin may rarely cause prolonged erection, if it goes untreated, can result in erectile dysfunction
Q. Does alfuzosin lower prostate specific antigen?
Alfuzosin can lower the prostate specific antigen. However the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine.
Q. How does solifenacin work?
It acts by reducing contractions in the muscles of the urinary bladder and tract
Q. What is it used for?
Solifenacin is used to treat patients who suffer from urinary incontinence (inability to control urine) and increased urinary frequency, which is usually caused by an overactive bladder. It belongs to a antimuscarinic class of medication
Q. Is solifenacin an antibiotic/ sulfa drug/steroid/anticholinergic?
Solifenacin is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug/steroid. It is a type of anticholinergic which is called antimuscarinic (acts only against muscarinic receptors)
Q. What is solifenacin succinate tablet?
Solifenacin succinate is the tablet formulation of solifenacin
Q. Is solifenacin safe?
Solifenacin is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor
Q. How quickly does solifenacin work?
Solifenacin should be taken for 4 weeks at least before major improvements are observed
Q. Does solifenacin cause weight gain/fluid or water retention?
Solifenacin has some side effects like fluid or water retention. It is not known to cause weight gain. If side effects are observed then consult the doctor immediately
Q. Does it affect the contraceptive pill?
It is not known to affect the contraceptive pill.