Alfutrol

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Alfutrol Information

Alfutrol is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Enlarged Prostate.

The right dosage of Alfutrol depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Alfutrol side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Alfutrol are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Alfutrol's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Unknown for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Alfutrol has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Alfutrol related warnings section.

Alfutrol can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Alfutrol in conditions like Liver Disease. The section on Alfutrol contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Alfutrol have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Alfutrol is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Alfutrol Benefits & Uses

Alfutrol is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Alfutrol 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

Alfutrol Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Alfutrol safe for pregnant women?


    Alfutrol is safe to take during pregnancy.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Alfutrol safe during breastfeeding?


    Due to lack of research work on this topic, the side effects of Alfutrol for breastfeeding women are not known.

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


    Alfutrol has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


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

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


    Very few cases of side effects of Alfutrol on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Alfutrol with Other Drugs

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

Severe



Alfutrol Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Alfutrol

  • Is this Alfutrol habit forming or addictive?


    Alfutrol does not cause addiction.

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


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Alfutrol since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Alfutrol only on doctor's advice.

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


    No, Alfutrol cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Alfutrol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Alfutrol


    Alfutrol 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 Alfutrol


    Taking [medicine] and alcohol at the same time may lead to mild side effects. Contact your doctor right away if you observe any side effects.

    Mild


Frequently asked Questions about Alfutrol

Question about 5 years ago

How to take Alfutrol?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Take Alfutrol 1-2 times in a day or as advised by your doctor. It has to be taken with food because of the presence of food assists in the better absorption of this drug from the stomach. Precautions must be taken in patients with heart diseases, improper liver or kidney function.

Question about 4 years ago

Can I take Alfutrol with amlodipine?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Alfutrol and amlodipine should not be taken together because amlodipine is an antihypertensive drug which lowers the blood pressure and Alfutrol might also lower the blood pressure. Therefore, you are advised to avoid taking Alfutrol and amlodipine together.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Alfutrol cause heart palpitations?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

No, Alfutrol does not cause heart palpitations. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. If you are experiencing heart palpitations after taking this drug then it might be due to some other medical condition and you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

How does Alfutrol work?

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

Alfutrol 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 Alfutrol provides relief from the symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Question about 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Alfutrol on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Chirag Bhingradiya MBBS , Pediatrics

No, Alfutrol should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.



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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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