Before taking alfuzosin, tell your doctor:
- if you have liver problems
- if you have kidney problems
- if you or any family members have a rare heart condition known as congenital prolongation of the QT interval.
- about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Some of your other medicines may affect the way you respond or react to alfuzosin.
- if you have had low blood pressure, especially after taking another medicine. Signs of low blood pressure are fainting, dizziness, and lightheadedness.
- if you have a heart problem called angina (pain in your chest, jaw, or arm).
If you have an eye surgery for cataract (clouding of the eye) planned, tell your ophthalmologist that you are using alfuzosin or have previously been treated with an alpha-blocker.
- Take alfuzosin exactly as your doctor prescribes it.
- Take one alfuzosin tablet after the same meal each day. Alfuzosin should be taken just after eating food. Do not take it on an empty stomach.
- Swallow the alfuzosin tablet whole. Do not crush, split, or chew alfuzosin tablets.
- If you take too much alfuzosin call your local poison control center or emergency room right away.