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Sanofi Aventis US
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Uroxatral is a prescription medicine that is called an “alpha-blocker”. Uroxatral is used in adult men to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Uroxatral may help to relax the muscles in the prostate and the bladder which may lessen the symptoms of BPH and improve urine flow.
Before prescribing Uroxatral, your doctor may examine your prostate gland and do a blood test called a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test to check for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer and BPH can cause the same symptoms. Prostate cancer needs a different treatment.
Uroxatral is not for use in women or children.
Some medicines called “alpha-blockers” are used to treat high blood pressure. Uroxatral has not been studied for the treatment of high blood pressure.
Precautions for Uroxatral
Uroxatral can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure, especially when you start treatment. This may lead to fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do any dangerous activities until you know how Uroxatral affects you. This is especially important if you already have a problem with low blood pressure or take medicines to treat high blood pressure. If you begin to feel dizzy or lightheaded, lie down with your legs and feet up, and if your symptoms do not improve call your doctor.
Side Effects of Uroxatral
The most common side effects with Uroxatral are:
Who Should Not Take Uroxatral
Do not take Uroxatral if you:
- have liver problems
- are taking antifungal drugs like ketoconazole or HIV drugs called protease inhibitors
- are already taking an alpha-blocker for either high blood pressure or prostate problems
- are a woman
- are a child under the age of 18
- are allergic to Uroxatral. The active ingredient is alfuzosin hydrochloride.
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