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 5  Frequent urination, weak stream Stuffy nose, dizziness Being as young and healthy as I am, doctors were hesitant to diagnose BPH but 100% of the symptoms fit, except E.D. I noticed the medicine working within a few hours of taking it. I pee less and empty way better. I get up 1 or 2 times per night instead of 4-6 and dont feel a constant urgency to pee. I was slightly dizzy the first few days but eating something and stay hydrated helps. I can still ejaculate just fine and now I don't have to stop having sex to go pee! Negative side effects can happen for a variety of reasons, just make sure you discuss things with you Doctor beforehand, otherwise the medication helped give me my life back M 28 7 days
 2  Bph Dizziness ,tire,dry mouth ,feeling of fainting Good for frequency not good for the flow is a shame because u can retrograde again with flowmax no semen M 54 6 days
 2  frequent urination and incontinence have had a headache now 6 straight days. It helped settle the pain and urge to urinate, but now I have no idea when I have to urinate so the incontinence is worse. M 63 6 days
10mg 1X D
 5  BPH, Frequent Urination Feeling of fainting then went away. I had testicular cancer stage 2a and was treated with light rounds of radiation. 3 months later I had a hard time starting urine and sure enough my prostate was slightly inflamed from the radiation. Went to the urologist and was started on Flomax which caused retrograde ejaculation. Went back to urologist and started on uroxatral. The only side effect I had was when I stood up I would get light headed. My g/f being an RN said she knows it is a side effect. Me being an electrician climbing ladders etc..this is not a good thing but I stuck with it and about a week later the feeling of I am going to faint had dissipated completely. I did not experience any other side effects. My urine flow is great and no problem starting urine. Some patients on here advise never to take it etc..please talk to your doctor and try what you need to and do not listen to advice from people on a forum to mislead you. What works for others may not for you. I take no other meds, I do not drink, smoke, I eat healthy and I am in awesome shape because of the physical activity I do everyday. M 31 8 months
 3  Overactive Bladder Headache first 3-5 days, get winded easily with any physical activity, unable to lose weight. Taking uroxatral for chronic prostatitis, not an enlarged prostate. For myself, more effective than flowmax. Also experienced retrograde ejac with flowmax, no retrograde with uroxatral. Does cut down on bathroom trips but going to stop due to the weight problem. Have not been able to cut weight since starting the drug. Have stopped taking uroxatral in the past and lost weight after doing so. Which is unfortunate because it does work. M 38 1.5 years
10 MG 1X D
 1  kidney stone Heart palpitations, dizziness, trembling, light headedness, tiredness, decrease in blood pressed. Every time I stand up, I begin to feel as though I am going to faint. I already have low blood pressure most of the time, and I have a heart murmur, and this medication worsens each. I am a female, and didn't know until I picked up my prescription and read the literature with it that it is not recommended for women and can interact with birth control. I was prescribed to take this medication 3 times daily. I think I would rather deal with a kidney stone than the side effects of this medication and it's potential drug interactions. F 28 1 days
10 mg
 4   Worked well, Helped wit flow especcially in AM, no obvious side effects but found daily dose unnecessary. One dose lasts for few weeks. I resume when needed and response quick. M 68 2 months
1X D
 2  BPH Headache, fatigue, congestion Bounced back and forth by Dr. due to side effects of Flomax and ineffectiveness of Uroxatral. Uroxatral did well in taking care of a problem with urgency, but its effectiveness waned after about a year or so. Eventually I was back to 4-5 times per night urinating and still had issues with very weak stream/starting such that each time I got up was a 5-7 minute event. Needless to say, my ability to have a well rested night was severely hampered. M 50 3 years
10 MG 1X D
 3  bph Stuffy nose, dizzyness, light headed and heart palpitations Started out with one dose a day. Saw rapid improvement in frequency to urinate, almost none to one trip to the bathroom during sleep. Good flow and no more burning or urine retention during the day. Felt like a teenager again. However, the longer I took it everyday the worse the side effects were. Saw my doctor,and basically,if I took Uroxatral everyday, it was building up in my body. So he moved me to every other day. Alot less side effects, but still having heart palpitations (mostly at night). Not sure at this point if the side effects are worth the cure. M 50 60 days
10 1X O
 5  bPH, urinary retention none noted I have a very large prostate and have nbeen taking various drugs such as Cardura, Flomax and most recently Rapaflo. Due to a number of factors I developed a case of urinary retention and had to go to the ER to have a cathater installed to drain my bladder. At a follow up appointment i asked my urologist if there was a prostrate drug that did not have retrograde ejaculation as a side effect. He started me on Uroxatral and it has worked out great. Being able to ejaculate again is awesome. I could not deal with the the retrograde thing. It has been 9 days since the unary retention eposide (my first and hopefully last trip to the ER) and my bladder is working back to normal (at least normal for me) M 63 7 days
1[ 1X D
 1  Persistant kidney stones Sinus headache, dry lips and mouth, dizziness Urologist gave me this drug to relax the ureter and help some painful kidney stones pass. Took the first dose and had experienced dry lips and eyes (in spite of pushing fluids). With the second dose, sinus headache was off the scale, bloody nose and dizziness ensued. I would not recommend Uroxatral as a drug therapy for kidney stones in women and gentlemen, take note that these side effects are being reported in reviews from men as well but not listed as a problem on the drug company's advisory letter. F 56 2 days
1X D
 4  Frequent urination First day - headache. I stopped for a few days and tried it again. No headache now. It is effective for the frequent urination symptoms. The 10 mg dose may be a little too much. If i skip a dose every few days it seems OK. If I skip two days in a row the frequent urination problem starts up again. M 69 1 months
10 mg 1X D
 1  frequent urinating @ night Extreme nasal congestion, dry mouth, headache; feel like a head cold This medicine is not worth it!! The side effects are terrible and it simply does not work. Nasal congestion lingers until the next day; I feel like I have a head cold. The dry mouth is terrible! This stuff is poison and should be avoided. It amazes me the junk doctors are willing to give their patients. Not only did this drug not provide any relief for frequent urination at night, but it caused extremely bad side effects as noted. Please DO NOT BE FOOLED into thinking it will help. Don't take it; toss it out! - And tell your doctor this stuff is pathetic. Doctors need to wake up and see the garbage they are prescribing! M 45 7 days
10 1X D
 4  improve urinary flow Uroxatral causes sinus stuffiness for a few hours after taking but clears up within twelve hours. Nightly frequency is now 1-2 times instead of 2-3 times, with good flow during the day. I tried four different alpha blockers including Uroxatral, Flomax, Cardura, and Hytrin. Hytrin had the most side effects and Uroxatral had the fewest. These included weight gain (probably caused by water retention), body ache, joint pain, anxiety, detached feelings, and stuffy nose. All improved flow, but Uroxatral is longer acting and stays in my body for about 3 days. This means I only take one 10 mg tablet every three days. I have also noticed no loss of sex drive plus some male member enlargement. Good stuff. M 65 6 months
 3  bph dizziness, light headed and not very alert at times. Blocked nose is the problem and this affects normal breathing. Dry mouth as well.hope some new medications for bph sufferers are on the way soon. M 60 3 years
 1  BPH, trouble urinating at night None I tried it for 2 weeks and found it totally ineffective for relieving problems urinating at night (mainly getting up 4-6 times). I also tried Flomax which was slightly helpful but caused stuffy nose. Cardura, another alpha blocker, worked much better but caused terrible side effects including shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, and pre-syncope (feeling you are about to faint). Because of bad results with all these drugs, I chose to have a TURP, and now look forward to not having to use any of them. My suggestion: if one of these drugs works well for you without unacceptable side effects, stick with it. Otherwise consider surgery. M 70 2 weeks
 4  BPH and Prostatitis Headaches and tiredness. symptoms become worse after drug is taken over many consecutive days. I need to skip a dose to manage headache and lethargy. The drug is extremely effective and the side effects are generally more tolarable than Flomax which gave me severe nasal congestion and retrograde. M 48 6 months
 4  BPH None I only get up once during the night which is down from 2-4 a night. Flow has improved as being able to M T my bladder. I chose this as oppose to flo you know who as it gave too many side effects. M 44 10 months
 1  BPH After only one pill I experienced extreme anxiety, uncontrolled trembling, and loss of mental control. Since this was a time-release pill, these side effects continued for 19 hours! Due to severe side effects, I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS MEDICATION! Other than BPH I am a healthy individual both physically and mentally. M 64 1 days
 5  bph, frequent nightime urination none This drug is a godsend. I didn't know how bad I had gotten until I got better. I only get up zero or one time per night, down from 4 or 5. Urges during the day have diminished greatly too. M 56 3 months

UROXATRAL  (ALFUZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE):  Alfuzosin is used by men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH). It does not shrink the prostate, but it works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the bladder. This helps to relieve symptoms of BPH such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate often or urgently (including during the middle of the night). Alfuzosin belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha blockers. Do not use this medication to treat high blood pressure.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)