Alfuzosin vs Flomax

Alfuzosin
(Rx)
Flomax
(Rx)
Alfuzosin is a prostate medication.
Flomax is a prostate medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
2.4
Concern level
2.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
April 15, 1997
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
553 Discussions
12,426 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
Flomax is prescribed for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Enlarged Prostate, Prostatitis and Frequent Urination 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
High Blood Pressure
6
Low Blood Pressure
5
Drowsiness
5
Burning
4
Retrograde Ejaculation
4
Anxiety
4
Flo
Burning
6
Dizziness
6
Tiredness
5
Weakness
4
Impotence
3
Depression
3
Retrograde Ejaculation
3
Spasms
3
Insomnia
2
Headaches
2
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Dizziness
Alf
Flo
9
6
Tiredness
Alf
Flo
9
5
Impotence
Alf
Flo
8
3
Headaches
Alf
Flo
6
2
High Blood Pressure
Alf
Flo
6
0
Low Blood Pressure
Alf
Flo
5
0
Drowsiness
Alf
Flo
5
0
Burning
Alf
Flo
4
6
Retrograde Ejaculation
Alf
Flo
4
3
Anxiety
Alf
Flo
4
0
Burning
Flo
Alf
6
4
Dizziness
Flo
Alf
6
9
Tiredness
Flo
Alf
5
9
Weakness
Flo
Alf
4
0
Impotence
Flo
Alf
3
8
Depression
Flo
Alf
3
0
Retrograde Ejaculation
Flo
Alf
3
4
Spasms
Flo
Alf
3
0
Insomnia
Flo
Alf
2
0
Headaches
Flo
Alf
2
6
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.
B Category B
Before taking Flomax 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 Flomax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg
Capsule: 0.4 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
Ingredients
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Alfuzosin Hcl
Tamsulosin Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Alfuzosin and Flomax: 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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