User Reviews for Alfuzosin
Also known as: Uroxatral
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Reviews for Alfuzosin
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "For six years I took finasteride, which seemed to work fine at limiting the number of times I had to get up at night to urinate. After one year, it did make getting an erection impossible. I got a new doctor, who gave me alfuzosin and dutasteride. Again my night time urination decreased sharply. After one year, however, I found that I was getting up four times every night to urinate. I experimented with using just one of these two pills and decided that one alfuzosin per day did the trick. It does not enable me to get an erection, but at my age and in my situation this is of little importance to me."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I took Alfuzosin to relax bladder neck. Eight days some side effects and then stopped cold turkey which solved the problem."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I just started taking alfuzosin after my doc prescribed it a year ago. I also take daily cialis 1/2 @2.5 mg. By itself daily cialis didn’t help with night time pee. And was only somewhat effective for sex. But taking them together has been terrific. Pee only once or twice a night with adequate stream. And it seems to enhance cialis effectiveness for sex. I am hoping this keeps working. I thought I needed treatment but not now. I am going to continue my herbs too. Pygeum pumpkin seed oil beta sisterol."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "This is absolutely a bad drug and be careful once it is prescribed to you.. it lead to high bilburin level in my dad’s blood in 5 days.. he has now a severe jaundice and he is in the intensive care"
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I have been on it for about 2 months have yet to notice any difference. I still pee every 90 to 120 minutes at night. Plus I have been getting headaches every now and then and am constipated at times. I think I was better off not taking it."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "This drug resulted in lowered blood pressure causing two fainting spells."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I've been taking alfuzosin for about a year now. At first it seemed to work, but in the last few months I've been getting up every hour to pee. I'm very disappointed in this medication."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Uroxatral (alfuzosin): This drug gave me headaches and made me feel tired as though I had the flu. And after I stopped taking these pills, I still have extreme migraine headaches for over three weeks now. I am writing this message after midnight because my pain medication (ibuprofen 800 mg) doesn't relieve these daily headaches. You've been warned, do NOT take this drug or Flomax. "
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I was put on Tamsulsoin immediately after diagnosis for prostate cancer once I was Post radiotherapy in Dec 16. It worked very well. During radio therapy I was having increasing problems peeing and extreme pain. The oncology nurse changed me to Alfuzosin hcl. This had an almost immediate detrimental effect and after a week I stopped taking it and reverted to Tamsulosin. I saw an improvement within hours. That's my experience but we're all different. Good luck to anyone suffering."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I had problems with control with Flomax..I've been on Alfuzosin for three years..I found it works best for me if I take half in the morning and half in the afternoon along with a couple milligrams of Mobic (Meloxicam). Lasts longer and seldom drip.."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I took alfuzosin for 3 years. I still woke up 3 to 6 times each night to pee. During the day when I have the urge to pee, it was like an emergency to find a restroom. Even then, it was difficult to urinate and I had a very weak stream. I lost my ability to maintain an erection and had little urge for sex. My fatigue level was a real problem. Now that I stopped taking alfuzosin, I have much less fatigue and my erections are improving. I'm waking up less at night to pee, although I still have a weak stream and difficulty starting. Now looking into surgery for a proper solution. Alfuzosin caused me more grief than anything. Had I realized that taking alfuzosin was the cause of these difficulties, I wouldn't have continued taking it! The brochure didn't help"
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "My doctor switched me from Tamsulosin (Flomax) to Alfuzosin 10mg about 18 months ago. Immediately after starting to take it and for the first full year, it worked without side effects. Starting six months ago, I had small chest pains as well as a general weakness. About one month ago, I almost passed out when I suddenly had a rapid heart event that lasted 20 minutes. Since then, I felt like I haven't been getting oxygen properly, general weakness, and two more short racing heart events. I stopped using Alfuzosin two days ago, and already feel better. Never using it again."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I was 21 when doctor give me this medication. I was having little pee problems, like have to pee longer, and burning and stuff like that. After four days it was absolute hell. I was all the time in toilet, I got impotence, overactive bladder and finally the worst insomnia and mental problems. I am sure that this medication should be banned from younger people, and the age rate should be like 30yo and higher!"
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I am a very active 65 yr. old man. I took Alfuzosin for one week. The Good: after 3 days I noticed a significant reduction in the number of trips to the bathroom. That was awesome. The other amazingly weird thing was....I generally felt like I was 25 years younger. The usual aches and stiffness that a man my age accepts were gone and my physical endurance was much better. The Bad: I did have minor headaches that would creep into my day from time to time and occasionally I felt tired. Also, my sex drive was diminished. The Worst: I tried to have sex and had a hard time maintaining an erection. My penis is now disfigured. I have peyronie's disease, no kidding."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "About 90 minutes after taking this, my heart rate shot up to over 100 at rest, 130 if I would stand up and walk around. It lasted 18 hours. Though I was going to have a heart attack, almost went to the ER. Called pharmacist. Said it was a known side effect and to not take it any more. I'm glad my insurance paid for this, but still it was twenty five dollars down the toilet."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "HI I I posted before my experience with Alfuzosin how I ended up having a catheter and bag my enlarged prostrate was making it so hard to pee Doctor proscribed Flomax It worked well for about 6 to 7 week up until that time I did notice a big difference in sexual arousal. It becoming harder to maintain an erection also I was starting to get severe pain in my penis, as I felt the need to pee but couldn't. I went to hospital and they inserted catheter and bag I had it on for 6 week but it was very uncomfortable. So went back to doctor who prescribed Alfuzosin after 3 day I was able to have catheter remove this drug worked wonder as regards to regular peeing with no pain even if I get up during the night - with Flomax I couldn't"
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Experienced peeing problem for a year or two, in the end went to doctor who put me on Tamsulosin. After 3 months changed to Alfuzosin. Have now taken these for 9 months. Had side effects of dizziness, bad headaches, generally feeling jaded and unwell. I can pee better but that is the only plus, however I missed taking one day and it was hell as trying to pee was very painful. I had a cystoscopy two days ago and was told the front lobe of my prostate was too enlarged to have the Urolift procedure.The Urolift was the option I was hoping for so now I'm left with the Turp which has unwelcome side effects. I think I have an option of a tablet which may reduce the size which in turn will aid peeing. Have to say Alfuzosin does not effect everyone like this."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "My eye doctor ordered Alfuzosin out of concern for floppy iris syndrome associated with the Flomax I had been taking for years. That's ironic since I see the same caution for Alfuzosin. I took it in combination with 2.5 mg of Cialis as I was concerned the Alfuzosin wouldn't be as effective as the Flomax. I could tell an immediate improvement in both ability to urinate and sexual function. I had tried the daily Cialis before in combination with Flomax with little discernible benefit, but the combination with Afuzosin seems very effective. Sexual arousal and performance are greatly enhanced. My plan was to go back to Flomax following cataract surgery, but now I plan to stick with Alfuzosin and Cialis combination"
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I started taking alfuzosin 10mg. For BPH symptoms. Since taking this my nighttime visits to the bathroom have doubled!"
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Really generic ...yes brand works better but have found different in which generic got switched recently and did not work well at all..went back to original generic which now is listed as my preferred manufacturer at my pharmacy at my request and things are back to normal."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I think if you have any concerns about your U.T. Function . Then see your doctor I can go with eze and without effort. I went from going every hour all day and night to going every 2-4 hours and sleeping through the night unless I drink a lot before bed. This medicine works very well but there are many more, don't be afraid to request something different."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Replaced Flomax with alfuzosin because of ejaculatory dysfunction. Alfuzosin did improve urinary flow somewhat, but ejaculatory function did not improve. I am considering replacing with natural supplements such as pygeum, B-sitosterol, and stinging nettle bark. We'll see if that works."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "switched from generic Flomax to Alfuzosin for BPH after dizzy episodes on Flomax were severe enough that I would have to lie down. Alfuzosin works about as well on the BPH symptoms of urgency and frequency as Flomax did without the sudden dizzy episodes. However, while there are no sudden dizzy episodes with Alfuzosin, I am experiencing an all-the-time feeling of being tired and weak. I still can get through my workout, but the general overall fatigue is bothersome."
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I have been on Xatral XR for 3 months and still have 6months of xatral XR to go. I take it once a day to relax my bladder neck. This bladder neck problem causes chronic pain in my testicles and sometimes in my penis. This is the bigger problem for me. Slow urination has improved well over the 3 months using xatral, and I hope the testicle pain will go away one day and I can walk normally again. I used to take arcoxia and other NSAIDs as well, but pain has reduced and I just bear it. Xatral can make me dizzy when I suddenly stand, but got used to it. However, I took a glass of champagne yesterday and I felt the dizzy spell like tenfold. I could only see white spots and not much color for 30 minutes. I'll never drink again while on xatral"
For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I have been taking alfuzosin and finesteride for about six months. Prior to this life was miserable - I could hardly pee, frequent urgency, getting up every hour at night, and carrying depends (just in case). Had to even sit in tub sometimes and run warm water on my parts to help me pee. Let's put it this way, I was ready for the operation to get relief. The doctor suggested these drugs as an alternative and nothing lost if they didn't work. There was even the possibility that could minimize amount of surgery needed. In the final analysis peeing is much more regular, much reduced urgency and only getting up a couple times per night. Sexual side affects are a concern. I have tried to use a generic form of Cialis but it is less effective."
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