- alfuzosin hydrochloride
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Alfuzosin hydrochloride 2.5mg Tablets
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
ALFUZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE 2.5MG TABLETS
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you
In this leaflet:
1. What alfuzosin is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take alfuzosin
3. How to take alfuzosin
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store alfuzosin
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT ALFUZOSIN IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
What alfuzosin is
The name of your medicine is Alfuzosin Hydrochloride 2.5mg Tablets (called alfuzosin throughout this leaflet). This belongs to a group of medicines alpha-blockers.
How alfuzosin works
Alfuzosin can be used to treat the symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy. This is when the prostate gland enlarges (hyperplasia), but the growth is not cancerous (it is benign). It can cause problems in passing water (urine). This happens mainly in older men.
In a few patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, the prostate gland gets so big that it stops the flow of urine completely.
This is called Acute Urinary Retention. This is very painful and you may need a short stay in hospital.
Alfuzosin is used to treat
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE ALFUZOSIN
Do not take alfuzosin and tell your doctor if you:
Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking alfuzosin.
Take special care and check with your doctor before taking alfuzosin if:
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking alfuzosin.
Other medicines and Alfuzosin
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines you buy without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because alfuzosin can affect the way some other medicines work.
Also some medicines can affect the way alfuzosin works.
Do not take this medicine, and tell your doctor, if you are taking:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if:
Or if you are taking:
Operations and tests while taking alfuzosin
Alfuzosin with food and drink
You may feel dizzy or weak whilst taking alfuzosin. If this happens do not drink any alcohol.
Driving and using machines
You may feel dizzy and weak while taking alfuzosin. If this happens do not drive or operate any tools or machines.
Alfuzosin cotains lactose
3. HOW TO TAKE ALFUZOSIN
Always take alfuzosin exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking this medicine
How much to take
Adults (under 65 years of age)
Elderly (over 65 years of age), patients with high blood pressure or patients with kidney problems
Patients with liver problems
If you take more alfuzosin than you should
Contact your local hospital Accident and Emergency department straight away. Tell the doctor or nurse how many tablets you have taken. Lie down as much as possible to help stop the side effects. Do not try to drive to the hospital yourself.
If you forget to take alfuzosin
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet. Miss it out and then go on as before.
If you stop taking alfuzosin
Keep taking your tablets, even if your symptoms improve. Only stop if your doctor tells you to. The symptoms are better controlled if you continue taking the same dose of this medicine.
If you have any further questions about this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, alfuzosin can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking alfuzosin and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects get serious or lasts longer than a few days. Also tell them if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet
Common side effects (affects less than 1 in 10 people)
Uncommon side effects (affects less than 1 in 100 people)
Additional side effects (frequency not known) which may occur are:
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE ALFUZOSIN
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Alfuzosin Hydrochloride 2.5mg Tablets contain
Each tablet contains 2.5mg of alfuzosin hydrochloride as the active substance.
The other ingredients are, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, povidone, sodium starch glycollate, magnesium stearate, methylhydroxypropylcellulose, polyethylene glycol 400, titanium dioxide suspension (E171).
What alfuzosin looks like and contents of the pack
Alfuzosin Hydrochloride 2.5mg tablets are white film-coated tablets marked Xatral 2.5 on one side. They are supplied in blister packs of 60 tablets.
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This leaflet was last revised in: December 2019
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