Sanofi-Aventis | Alfuzosin (Medication)


Alfuzosin is in a class of medications called alpha blockers. This medicine is used to in men to treat symptoms of a benign enlarged prostate. This can cause problems with urinating, such as a need to urinate often, a weak stream when urinating, or a feeling of not being able to empty the bladder completely.

Alfuzosin is a tablet and should be taken by mouth, usually once a day, immediately after a meal, at the same time each day. Do not take alfuzosin on an empty stomach. Take alfuzosin exactly as directed by your doctor...

Side Effect:

The following are less serious, but in case they persist or get worse it is important to call your doctor:tiredness, headache, runny or stuffy nose, pain, stomach pain, heartburn, constipation, nausea, decrease in sexual ability, sore throat, fever, chills, cough and other signs of infection.

Other more serious side effects include:rash, swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing or breathing, chest pain or fainting. If any of these occur, you should seek immediately medical help. ...


Before using this medicine, tell your health provider if you are allergic to it, to other drug, food, dye or animals. Tell your doctor if you take any other medicine and provide information about your medical history, especially if you have or ever have had any of the following condition:heart problems, liver disease, kidney disease or prostate cancer.

It is not recommended to drive or use heavy machinery until you are sure you can do such activity safely.

Alfuzosin is only for men, women should not take alfuzosin, especially if they are or could become pregnant or are breast-feeding. ...