Uroxatral Side Effects

Generic Name: alfuzosin

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug alfuzosin. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Uroxatral.

It is possible that some side effects of Uroxatral may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to alfuzosin: oral tablet extended release

As well as its needed effects, alfuzosin (the active ingredient contained in Uroxatral) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking alfuzosin, check with your doctor immediately:

Rare
  • Chest pain
  • chills
  • cold sweats
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  • fainting
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • painful or prolonged erection of the penis
Incidence not known
  • Arm, back, or jaw pain
  • chest discomfort
  • chest tightness or heaviness
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • nausea
  • shortness of breath
  • sweating
  • swelling

Some alfuzosin side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common
  • Dizziness
Less common
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • body aches or pain
  • congestion
  • cough
  • cough producing mucus
  • decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • dryness or soreness of the throat
  • ear congestion
  • fever
  • headache
  • heartburn
  • hoarseness
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • indigestion
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • loss of voice
  • nasal congestion
  • pain
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble with swallowing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • voice changes
  • wheezing
Rare
  • Rash
Incidence not known
  • Diarrhea
  • feeling of warmth
  • hives or welts
  • itching skin
  • redness of the skin
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to alfuzosin: oral tablet extended release

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Dizziness (up to 27%), headache (up to 14%), fatigue (up to 14%)
Common (1% to 10%): Syncope, pain
Postmarketing reports: Flushing

Respiratory

Very common (10% or more): Upper respiratory tract infection (up to 14%)
Common (1% to 10%): Bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis
Postmarketing reports: Rhinitis

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Hypotension or postural hypotension
Postmarketing reports: Tachycardia, chest pain, angina pectoris in patients with preexisting coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, dyspepsia, constipation, nausea
Postmarketing reports: Diarrhea

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Impotence
Postmarketing reports: Priapism

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS) has been observed in some patients undergoing phacoemulsification cataract surgery while being treated with alpha-1 blockers

Hepatic

Postmarketing reports: Hepatocellular and cholestatic liver injury (including cases with jaundice leading to drug discontinuation)

Dermatologic

Postmarketing reports: Rash, pruritus, urticaria, angioedema, toxic epidermal necrolysis

Hematologic

Postmarketing reports: Thrombocytopenia

Metabolic

Postmarketing reports: Edema

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