Alfuzosin vs Doxazosin

Alfuzosin
(Rx)
Doxazosin
(Rx)
Alfuzosin is a prostate medication.
Doxazosin is a high blood pressure medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.8
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
541 Discussions
2,281 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Alfuzosin is prescribed for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy and Enlarged Prostate and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
Doxazosin is prescribed for High Blood Pressure and Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Alf
Dizziness
9
Tiredness
9
Impotence
8
Headaches
6
Low Blood Pressure
5
High Blood Pressure
5
Drowsiness
5
Burning
4
Nasal Congestion
4
Anxiety
4
Dox
Tiredness
7
Dizziness
7
Headaches
6
Depression
4
Weakness
3
Nausea
3
Cough
3
Shortness of Breath
2
Discomfort
2
Hair Loss
2
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Alfuzosin
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Doxazosin
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Dizziness
Alf
Dox
9
7
Tiredness
Alf
Dox
9
7
Impotence
Alf
Dox
8
0
Headaches
Alf
Dox
6
6
Low Blood Pressure
Alf
Dox
5
0
High Blood Pressure
Alf
Dox
5
0
Drowsiness
Alf
Dox
5
0
Burning
Alf
Dox
4
0
Nasal Congestion
Alf
Dox
4
0
Anxiety
Alf
Dox
4
0
Tiredness
Dox
Alf
7
9
Dizziness
Dox
Alf
7
9
Headaches
Dox
Alf
6
6
Depression
Dox
Alf
4
0
Weakness
Dox
Alf
3
0
Nausea
Dox
Alf
3
0
Cough
Dox
Alf
3
0
Shortness of Breath
Dox
Alf
2
0
Discomfort
Dox
Alf
2
0
Hair Loss
Dox
Alf
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
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.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Alfuzosin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Doxazosin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Alfuzosin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Doxazosin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg
Tablet: 1 mg, 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Alfuzosin Hcl
Doxazosin Mesylate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Alfuzosin and Doxazosin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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