What is Alfuzosin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Uroxatral Xatral OD Xatral XL

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Alfuzosin is an alpha-blocker used in men to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 23 12
Benign prostatic hyperplasia 5 5
Chronic pelvic pain syndrome 1 1
General health 1 1
Multiple sclerosis 1 1

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 7
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alfuzosin

Side effect Patients
Blurry vision 1
Decreased sex drive (libido) 1
Dizziness 1
Headaches 1
Weak urination stream 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Alfuzosin

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 9

Why patients stopped taking Alfuzosin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 9
Did not seem to work 7
Course of treatment ended 3
Expense 2
See all 12 patients who've stopped taking Alfuzosin

Duration

Currently taking Alfuzosin

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Alfuzosin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 15
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 1
< $25 12
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Alfuzosin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Doxazosin (Cardura) 1
Fesoterodine (Toviaz) 1

Patients stopped taking Alfuzosin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tamsulosin (Flomax) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Alfuzosin

Jun 30, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for urinary problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Aug 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for urinary problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weak urination stream)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2012 (Started Nov 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 10, 2010 (Started Nov 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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