Alfoo

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    • Country of Origin: India

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    Alfoo Information

    Alfoo is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Enlarged Prostate.

    The right dosage of Alfoo depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Some other side effects of Alfoo have been listed ahead. These side effects of Alfoo are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    It is also important to note that Alfoo has a Safe effect for pregnant women and Unknown effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Alfoo's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Alfoo is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Alfoo are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Drug reaction of Alfoo with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Alfoo is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



    Alfoo Benefits & Uses

    Alfoo is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Alfoo Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Enlarged Prostate
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Enlarged Prostate
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Alfoo Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Alfoo safe for pregnant women?


      There are no side effects of Alfoo in pregnant women.

      Safe
    • Is the use of Alfoo safe during breastfeeding?


      Information about safety of Alfoo for women who are breastfeeding is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

      Unknown
    • What is the effect of Alfoo on the Kidneys?


      Alfoo may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Alfoo on the Liver?


      There may be severe side effects of Alfoo on your liver. Do not take it unless a doctor says so.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Alfoo on the Heart?


      Side effects of Alfoo rarely affect the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Alfoo with Other Drugs

    Alfoo should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe



    Alfoo Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Alfoo unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Alfoo

    • Is this Alfoo habit forming or addictive?


      Alfoo does not cause addiction.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Alfoo since it will not make you feel sleepy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Alfoo is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Alfoo cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

      No

    Alfoo Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Alfoo


      Alfoo may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Alfoo


      Drinking alcohol while taking Alfoo may lead to slight side effects. If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor.

      Mild


    Frequently asked Questions about Alfoo

    Question about 5 years ago

    How does Alfoo work?

    Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

    Alfoo contains alfuzosin which works by relaxing the smooth muscles which are present in the bladder neck and prostate. This relaxation results in improvement in the urine flow which make it easy to urinate. In this way Alfoo provides relief from the symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Alfoo help with ED (erectile dysfunction)?

    Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Alfoo might help with ED (erectile dysfunction) in patients who are already suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). It has been found to be effective in improving the sexual function among these patients.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I take Alfoo without consulting a doctor?

    Dr. K. M. Bhatt MBBS, PG Dip , Cardiology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, General Physician, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine

    No, Alfoo is a prescription drug, so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because it can cause very unpleasant side effects. Hence, the patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself or herself.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can Alfoo cause incontinence?

    Dr. Ashish Mishra MBBS , Pathology

    No, Alfoo does not cause incontinence. In fact Alfoo provides relief from urinary incontinence due to benign prostatic hyperplasia. 

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Alfoo shrink the prostate?

    Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    No, Alfoo does not shrink the prostate. It works by causing relaxation of the smooth muscles that are present in the bladder neck and prostate. 



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Uroxatral® (alfuzosin HCL)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 142

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 123-124

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