In case of prostatic hyperplasia, doctors recommend men taking Uroxatral, which facilitates urination and reduces the pressure in the urethra. The medication can be bought over the counter without a prescription, but it is absolutely contraindicated to use it arbitrarily. If the attending physician appointed Uroxatral, the positive dynamics of the main disease would be observed already in 3-5 days of oral reception. But you shouldn’t give up treatment, you have to take the full course.

General description and instructions for use of Uroxatral

Uroxatral refers to the pharmacological group of alpha1-blockers and is available in the form of tablets for oral administration. The active ingredient in the chemical formula is alfuzosin hydrochloride, it blocks the transmission of nerve impulses, reduces the tone of smooth muscles, normalizes the process of urination, helps to restore libido and eliminates other symptoms of disturbed sexual function. Due to the fact that the action of the active component reduces the volume of residual urine, the risk of complications typical of the disease is minimized.

Medical drug acts specifically on the nidus, however, it demonstrates a systemic effect in the body, penetrates into the bloodstream. The natural process of disintegration of the active substances of Uroxatral is held in the liver and inactive metabolites are excreted by the kidneys with the urine, in a minimum amount through the intestines. This drug is not used for the treatment of women, it can be  used only by men of reproductive age.

Indications and contraindications to the use of Uroxatral

Typical medication has a narrow specialization and is only used for conservative therapy of prostatic adenoma. It is an independent or auxiliary treatment of BPH strictly according to doctor’s recommendations. The instruction describes such medical limitations as orthostatic hypotension and chronic liver disease. In addition, it is important to avoid hypersensitivity to the components of synthetic drugs, not to combine Uroxatral with other representatives of the specified pharmacological group.

Side effects and cases of overdose

The medication adapts in the body discreetly, and demonstrates the therapeutic effect after administration of a single dose. However, not everyone can be treated with such a drug, for example, the instructions describes side effects of  Uroxatral.

They are:

  • from the central nervous system: dizziness, weakness, tremor of extremities, frequent migraines, increased sleepiness;
  • on the part of the digestive tract: abdominal pain, symptoms of dyspepsia, dry mucous membranes of the oral cavity;
  • skin: urticaria, hemorrhagic rash, swelling, itching and redness of the dermis.

In case of overdose side effects are only increased, and the patient should immediately stop further admission. It is necessary to provoke vomiting, gastric lavage, take the sorbents. Further conservative treatment is symptomatic under strict medical supervision.

Method of reception, daily doses of Uroxatral

Medical drug is intended for oral administration. The pills of Uroxatral of prolonged action shouldn’t be pre-chewed but taken orally as a whole with plenty of water.