Alfuzosin is a prescription drug available as an oral extended-release tablet. It belongs to the class of drug known as alpha blockers. It is prescribed to treat the symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate. Symptoms of BPH include:
Alfuzosin is an alpha-1 receptor antagonist. It works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the opening of the bladder. This helps improve the flow of urine as it decreases the Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms. However, this medication does not slow down or stop the progression of the BPH.
How to use Alfuzosin?
Alfuzosin is a prescription drug that you can only take upon the advice of your doctor. It comes in a tablet form that you need to take by mouth. The usual recommended dose is one tablet of 10 mg a day. Take this drug after a meal. If you will take it on an empty stomach, it will not be fully absorbed in your body. Take it around the same time each day. Take it exactly as directed. If you take too much, this can lead to low blood pressure and other health-related problems. If you will stop taking this medication, your symptoms of BPH may increase. Do not crush or chew the tablet.
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