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User Reviews for Alfuzosin to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Also known as: Uroxatral

Alfuzosin has an average rating of 5.8 out of 10 from a total of 55 ratings for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. 40% of those users who reviewed Alfuzosin reported a positive effect, while 27% reported a negative effect.

Alfuzosin Rating Summary

5.8/10 Average Rating

55 ratings from 58 user reviews

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Reviews for Alfuzosin

Outrider · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 16, 2020

“Tried Flomax, but had retrograde climaxes, and also allergic reaction, my legs became very itchy, like poison ivy--Urologist switched me to Alfuzosin, worked perfect, no problem with erections, climaxes normal, urine flow, retention and frequency totally normal....But...after 6 months started getting increased heart rate at night. My resting pulse is usually a very good 55 to 60 (I exercise a lot) but I'd wake up it would be 85, one time I got up to urinate and it was 109, but back to 76 within minutes--Many other times after it races to 80 or so, back to normal within 5 minutes--So I did an experiment: I only took it every other evening at 6 PM instead of every evening--Sure enough, I only got the increased pulse rate the nights I took the drug, and didn't get any palpitations the nights I didn't take the drug--Will see the urologist next week”

8 / 10
Frank · Taken for less than 1 month May 15, 2020

“I took Alfuzosan for about 3 weeks to pee faster. My heart rate soared from day 1. The Doctor was not overly concerned so I continued about 3 weeks until disaster hit. I developed afib and went into congestive heart failure. The prescribing doctor refuted my claim that Alfuzosan was responsible and actually told me I could take it again after I got out of the hospital. No way would I do that. I have permanent afib now and a member of the congestive heart failure club. Possibly screwed for life if they can't fix my afib.”

1 / 10
Jeff · Taken for less than 1 month February 13, 2020

Uroxatral (alfuzosin): “Starting using Uroxatral after Flomax made me sick, and let me tell you, within two days I was peeing like a 16-year-old. I'll be using Uroxatral from now on!”

10 / 10
Geo · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 10, 2019

“I was taking Cardura (doxazosin) for years and it did a great job but after I was diagnosed with cancer and had the idea Cardura gave me headaches. I was on chemo also for back cancer and that made the side effects of ALL the drugs I was on 20 time worst. So even tho I had the radiation I still needed something. They gave me ALFUZOSIN 10mg. It works fair at best, no headaches but less effective then Cardura for sure. Limited doseage make it less useful as a medicine for BPH and the side effects of radiation. Not bad but not Cardura either. Waiting for something new to come out.”

3 / 10
Ravi · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 30, 2019

“I started taking alfuzosin about 3 months ago after the doctor recommended it for prostatitis and BPH was along with antibiotics which I took for 21 days. The prostatitis appeared to have cured but my urine flow decreased and my visits to the bathroom increased. Even my urine flow decreased. Am considering meeting another doctor to review my medication.”

5 / 10
Satpal Singh · Taken for less than 1 month October 1, 2019

“Not effective giving headache. Discontinued after a week.”

3 / 10
ste November 6, 2018

“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.”

10 / 10
Al November 2, 2018

“I took Alfuzosin to relax bladder neck. Eight days some side effects and then stopped cold turkey which solved the problem.”

10 / 10
Bb · Taken for less than 1 month April 21, 2018

“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.”

8 / 10
Joelle chalouhy · Taken for less than 1 month February 9, 2018

“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”

1 / 10
Brcrt December 9, 2017

“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.”

2 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month October 16, 2017

“This drug resulted in lowered blood pressure causing two fainting spells.”

1 / 10
Steveso July 24, 2017

“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.”

5 / 10
OneThatGotAway July 8, 2017

“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. ”

1 / 10
Nellyaa July 4, 2017

“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.”

thinbar June 24, 2017

“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..”

Splashmore · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 11, 2017

“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”

1 / 10
horatio t June 9, 2017

“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.”

4 / 10
Thomas Field · Taken for less than 1 month June 7, 2017

“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!”

Velo May 11, 2017

“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.”

1 / 10
zootal · Taken for less than 1 month April 16, 2017

“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.”

1 / 10
Ruglenbhoy · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 21, 2017

“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”

10 / 10
Yorkshire Lad · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 15, 2017

“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.”

7 / 10
Sliderul November 1, 2016

“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”

7 / 10
Steveso48 September 14, 2016

“I started taking alfuzosin 10mg. For BPH symptoms. Since taking this my nighttime visits to the bathroom have doubled!”

1 / 10

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