Alfusin (Alfuzosin HCL)
What is Alfusin (Alfuzosin HCL) used for?
Alfusin (Alfuzosin HCL) is an oral alpha-adrenergic blocker prescribed to treat men suffering from urinary retention caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). The medication operates by relaxing the muscles in and around the prostate to allow easier urination. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Alfusin (Alfuzosin HCL)?
Alfusin (Alfuzosin HCL) should always be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the best results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once each day after a meal, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed along with a large glass of water after a major meal. Never crush, split, or chew the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Alfusin (Alfuzosin HCL)?
Alfusin (Alfuzosin HCL) may lead to side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects possibly requiring immediate medical attention are faintness, chest pain, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or a painful erection lasting more than four hours. Inform your doctor as soon as any unusual symptoms occur to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Alfusin (Alfuzosin HCL) should not be used by patients who are children, currently taking other alpha-blocker medications, who have severely decreased kidney function, severe reduced liver function, who have a history of sudden blood pressure loss after standing, or who have a history of faintness while urinating. Also disclose if you have heart failure, angina, a history of strokes, reduced liver function, decreased kidney function, or if you have previously had an allergic reaction to alpha-blocker medications in the past.
Strictly use Alfusin (Alfuzosin HCL) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Alfusin (Alfuzosin HCL) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.