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ALFUZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE- alfuzosin hydrochloride tablet, extended release

  1. Patient Information
  2. Do Not Take Alfuzosin Hydrochloride If You:
  3. How Do I Take Alfuzosin Hydrochloride Tablets?
  4. Alfuzosin Hydrochloride Can Cause Serious Side Effects, Including:
  5. Active Ingredient:
  6. Inactive Ingredients:

Patient Information 

Alfuzosin hydrochloride can cause serious side effects, including a sudden drop in blood pressure, especially when you start treatment.This may cause you to faint, or to feel dizzy or lightheaded.

  • Your risk of having this problem may be increased if you take alfuzosin hydrochloride with certain other medicine that lowers blood pressure:
    • medicines for high blood pressure
    • a nitrate medicine for angina

    Ask your doctor if you are not sure if you are taking one of these medicines.

  • Do not drive, operate machinery, or do any dangerous activities until you know how alfuzosin hydrochloride affects you.This is especially important if you already have a problem with low blood pressure or take medicines to treat high blood pressure.
  • If you begin to feel dizzy or lightheaded, lie down with your legs and feet up. If your symptoms do not improve call your doctor.

Alfuzosin hydrochloride is a prescription medicine that is called an alpha-blocker .Alfuzosin hydrochloride is used in adult men to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Alfuzosin hydrochloride may help to relax the muscles in the prostate and the bladder which may lessen the symptoms of BPH and improve urine flow.

Before prescribing alfuzosin hydrochloride, your doctor may examine your prostate gland and do a blood test called a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test to check for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer and BPH can cause the same symptoms. Prostate cancer needs a different treatment.

Alfuzosin hydrochloride is not for use in women or children.

Some medicines called alpha-blockers are used to treat high blood pressure.

Alfuzosin hydrochloride is not for the treatment of high blood pressure.

Do Not Take Alfuzosin Hydrochloride If You: 

  • have certain liver problems
  • take antifungal medicines like ketoconazole (Nizarol) or itraconazole (Sporanox)
  • take anti-HIV medicines like ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra)
  • are allergic to alfuzosin hydrochloride or any of the ingredients in alfuzosin hydrochloride.

    • If you have an eye surgery for cataract (clouding of the eye) planned, tell your ophthalmologist that you are using alfuzosin hydrochloride or have previously been treated with an alpha-blocker.

How Do I Take Alfuzosin Hydrochloride Tablets? 

  • Take alfuzosin hydrochloride tablets exactly as your doctor prescribes it.
  • Take alfuzosin hydrochloride tablets after the same meal each day. Do not take it on an empty stomach.
  • Swallow the alfuzosin hydrochloride tablet whole. Do not crush, split, or chew alfuzosin hydrochloride extended-release tablets.
  • If you take too much alfuzosin hydrochloride call your local poison control center or emergency room right away.

Alfuzosin Hydrochloride Can Cause Serious Side Effects, Including: 

    • Store alfuzosin hydrochloride tablets at 20 to 25 C (68 to 77 F). [

Active Ingredient: 

alfuzosin hydrochloride, USP

Inactive Ingredients: 

microcrystalline cellulose (NF), guar gum NF, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (USP), silicon dioxide (NF) and magnesium stearate (NF).

Rx only

Manufactured for:
Exelan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Manufactured by:
InvaGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Rev: 01/14

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