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      30 Units/pack

      MRP 687.75

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      ALFOO TAB

      Alfoo Tab
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Alfoo Tab is a combination of two powerful medicines that work to treat men with an enlarged prostate gland. This medicine helps to relieve symptoms such as needing to go to the toilet frequently or even difficulty in urinating. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredient of Alfoo Tab is Alfuzosin 10 MG

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Alfoo Tab is an alpha blocker which works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so that urine flows without any difficulties.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine

      • Hypersensitivity or allergy to Alfoo Tab or any of its components
      • Allergy to any other drugs
      • Kidney ailments
      • Severely impaired urinary flow
      • Cataract surgery
      • Liver disease
      • Low blood pressure
      • Any other ailments or illnesses that you may have
      • Caution:
      • It is very important to tell your doctor about your complete medical history.
      • Before taking this medicine tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
      • Pregnant or breastfeeding
      • Suffering with any pre-existing conditions/illnesses
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      Alfoo Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:

      • Allergic reactions to any of the compounds in Alfoo Tab
      • Impotence
      • Decreased libido
      • Ejaculation disorder
      • Nervous system disorder
      • Gynaecomastia,
      • Breast tenderness
      • Reproductive system and breast disorders
      • Dizziness
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Alfoo Tab should be taken with food. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
      Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
      Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
      Bear in mind that it takes a few weeks for the medicine to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing you any good. You must keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
      This medicine should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician. This capsule should not be taken by women or children.

      Overdosage

      Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking this medicine, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

      • Nausea
      • Tightness in chest
      • Acute hypotension
      • Rashes
      • Itching
      • Vomiting
      • Diarrhea
      • Palpitations
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      It is best to take Alfoo Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? This medicine is unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease. This tablet affects the kidneys. It is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her know in advance if you have any ailments related to the renal issues before using this medicine.

      Liver:

      safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? This medicine is un safe to use in patients with liver disease. There might be slight/mild side-effects on patients with liver ailments. The limited data available suggests that adjustments of doses of this medicine may be needed in these patients. It is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her know in advance if you have any ailments related to the liver before using this medicine.

      Pregnancy:

      safe to use in pregnant women? This medicine may be unsafe and not recommended for pregnant women.

      Lactation:

      safe to use in breastfeeding women? This medicine may be unsafe and not recommended for women.

      Alcohol:

      is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.

      Driving:

      does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting this medicine, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.

      Food:

      Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patient’s health. This medicine can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.

      Drug Interactions:

      Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. This tab interacts with
      clarithromycin, erythromycin, amiodarone and mixed grass pollens allergen extract. Do not start it on your own. Please consult your doctor.

      Precautions
      • Keep this medicine out of reach of small children.
      • Keep this medicine in a cool place, away from heat and moisture.
      • Check the date of expiry of this medicine and do not use the medicine beyond its date of expiry.
      • Do not accept a damaged product.
      • Store this medicine at room temperature.
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Alfuzosin for:

      It is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, which include difficulty urinating, painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. It is used to treat kidney stones.

      How does Alfuzosin work:

      Alfuzosin calms muscles of the prostate and bladder to allow the urine to flow more easily

      How should Alfuzosin be used:

      It is usually taken once a day, immediately after a meal. If you are taking Alfuzosin for the very first time, take it just before you sleep. Thereafter, take it as instructed by your doctor.Try to take it at the same time each day. Swallow Alfuzosin whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Alfuzosin must be taken regularly for it to be effective.Continue taking it even when there are signs of improvement. Do not stop taking Alfuzosin unless instructed by the doctor.

      Common side effects of Alfuzosin :

      Feeling dizzy, headache, feeling tired or weak, change in sex ability. This most often goes back to normal.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

      What precautions should I take when taking Alfuzosin :

      Alert your doctor if you have liver disease, if you or your family members have ever had prostate cancer, if you have low blood pressure or if you have ever fainted or felt dizzy when you get up from a sitting or lying down position.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      Seek help if you think there was an overdose or signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Alert your doctor if you have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours, very bad dizziness or passing out; Chest pain or pressure; Very bad headache; Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes; or Any rash.

      Can I take Alfuzosin with other medicines:

      Do not take antifungals such as itraconazole and ketoconazole, or antivirals such as ritonavir together with Alfuzosin. - Do not take Alfuzosin if you have taken other similar medicines, such as doxazosin or prazosin. - Alert your doctor if you are taking any medicines, especially those listed here: - high blood pressure medicines. - heart medicines, such as nitrates. - epilepsy medicines, such as carbamazepine, phenytoin or phenobarbitone. - antibiotics, such as clarithromycin, erythromycin or rifampicin. - medicines for erection problems, such as sildenafil, taladafil or vardenafil. - mood medicines, such as nefazodone, thioridazine or ziprasidone. - cimetidine (a gastric medicine). - Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Alfuzosin :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Drugs for Bladder & Prostate Disorders


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of Alfoo Tab?

      Alfoo Tab is a medicines that works to treat men with an enlarged prostate gland. This medicine helps to relieve symptoms such as needing to go to the toilet frequently or even difficulty in urinating.

      Q2. What are the side effects of Alfoo Tab?

      Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, impotence, decreased libido, ejaculation disorder, nervous system disorder, gynaecomastia,, breast tenderness, reproductive system and breast disorders and dizziness.

      Q3. Should we take Alfoo Tab with food or without food?

      It should be taken with food.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking Alfoo Tab?

      Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, kidney ailments, severely impaired urinary flow, cataract surgery, liver disease, low blood pressure should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.

      Q5. Does Alfoo Tab make you sleepy?

      No. This tab does not make you drowsy. However, please tell your doctor about all other medicines that you may be taking as drug interactions may make you sleepy.

      Q6. Is Alfoo Tab harmful? What does an overdose of Alfoo Tab lead to?

      No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like nausea, tightness in chest, acute hypotension, rashes, itching, vomiting, diarrhea and palpitations. Please follow recommendations of your doctor correctly to avoid complications.

      Q7. Can I take Alfoo Tab during pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant womem.

      Q8. Can Alfoo Tab be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      No. It needs a prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on Alfoo Tab?

      Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.

      Q10. How to store Alfoo Tab?

      Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).

      Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Alfoo Tab, can I mix it in water and drink it?

      No. Please swallow it whole.

      Q12. Can we give Alfoo Tab to children?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in children.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of Alfoo Tab?

      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is approximately about an hour

      Q14. How long does the effect of Alfoo Tab last?

      The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is approximately 24 hours.

      Q15. Can we take this medicine daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

      Q16. For how many days should I take this medicine?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I take this medicine? / What time can I take this medicine?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      DR REDDYS LABORATORIES LTD

      village mauja thana,nalagarh road,baddi,distt,solan (hp) 173205

      Packed By

      DR REDDYS LABORATORIES LTD

      village mauja thana,nalagarh road,baddi,distt,solan (hp) 173205

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