Uroxatral know by the generic name alfuzosin belongs to a group of drugs called as alpha-adrenergic blockers.
Each Uroxatral extended release pills comprise of 10 mg of alfuzosin hydrochloride as the chief ingredient. Alfuzosin is a white to off white crystalline powder and melts roughly at 240 degree Celsius. Alfuzosin hydrochloride is easily soluble in water and sparingly dissolves in alcohol.
Uroxatral tablets also comprise of the inactive ingredients like ethyl cellulose, hydrogenated castor oil, magnesium, stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, povidone and yellow ferric oxide.
Uroxatral is prescribed for men to treat the symptoms of enlarged prostate. The pill works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck making it comfortable and easier to urinate. The drug is primarily used for the purpose of improving urination in men who have benign prostatic hyperplasia otherwise called as an enlarged prostate.
Uroxatral helps to open the urethra tube that carries urine out of the bladder so that urine is able to flow swiftly. As a result of which the symptoms of BPH like weak stream, finding it hard to begin the flow of urination, the need to urine often or urgently gradually vanishes off. This drug is employed in helping the body to get rid of kidney stones through urination.
Dosage and Administration
Uroxatral can be taken by mouth after having a meal, usually one pill each day. The medicine can work better if it is taken with food.
Taking Uroxatral tablets on an empty stomach might not work. Follow the instructions given by the doctor carefully while taking this medical course. The extended release versions of this medicine should not be crushed or chewed or broken. Doing so can release the full effect of the drug in the body and welcomes undesirable health ailments.
Do not increase or decrease the dosage strength of Uroxatral on your own. To make the medicine work efficiently, take it at the same time each day.
Uroxatral can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure that could lead to fainting, nausea, dizziness especially when you begin to take them initially. While waking up, you might feel vertigo, so you should get up from the bed very slowly.
Your physician might ask you to take Uroxatral after food during bed time so that your body gets used to the side effects of the pill. Approach a health care specialist if you have a light headed feeling, loss of appetite, chest pain, dark urine, jaundice, painful erection or an erection that lasts for more than four hours.
Interaction with other drugs
Certain over the counter pills, vitamins, herbal supplements can interact with this medicine. So inform your physician in prior if you have been taking any of these drugs before starting a course of treatment with Uroxatral.