Alfuzosin is an alpha-adrenergic (AL-fa ad-ren-ER-jik) blocker. Alfuzosin helps relax the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate.

Alfuzosin is used to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).

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  • Uroxatral
  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking alfuzosin:

    Rare:
    Chest pain
    chills
    cold sweats
    confusion
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
    fainting
    fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    painful or prolonged erection of the penis
    Incidence not known:
    Arm, back, or jaw pain
    chest discomfort
    chest tightness or heaviness
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    nausea
    shortness of breath
    sweating
    swelling
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with alfuzosin may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common:
    Dizziness
    Less common:
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    acid or sour stomach
    belching
    body aches or pain
    congestion
    cough
    cough producing mucus
    decreased interest in sexual intercourse
    difficulty breathing
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    dryness or soreness of the throat
    ear congestion
    fever
    headache
    heartburn
    hoarseness
    inability to have or keep an erection
    indigestion
    loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    loss of voice
    nasal congestion
    pain
    pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
    sneezing
    sore throat
    stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
    stuffy or runny nose
    tender, swollen glands in the neck
    tightness in the chest
    trouble with swallowing
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    voice changes
    wheezing
    Rare:
    Rash
    Incidence not known:
    Diarrhea
    feeling of warmth
    hives or welts
    itching skin
    redness of the skin
    redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  • (oral tablet, extended release)