Uroxatral vs. Rapaflo

Are Uroxatral and Rapaflo the Same Thing?

Uroxatral (alfuzosin hcl) and Rapaflo (silodosin) are alpha-blockers prescribed to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), which include painful or difficult urination, urination urgency or frequency.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Uroxatral?

Common side effects of Uroxatral include:

Get medical help right away if you have very serious side effects of Uroxatral including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Rapaflo?

Common side effects of Rapaflo include:

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Rapaflo including:

  • feeling like you might pass out, or
  • an erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer.

What Is Uroxatral?

Uroxatral (alfuzosin hcl) is an alpha blocker prescribed to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), which include painful or difficult urination, urination urgency or frequency.

What Is Rapaflo?

Rapaflo (silodosin) is an alpha-adrenergic blocker used to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).


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What Drugs Interact With Uroxatral?

Uroxatral may interact with alcohol, atenolol, arsenic trioxide, cimetidine, conivaptan, diltiazem, droperidol, enoxacin, imatinib, isoniazid, antibiotics, antidepressants, antifungals, anti-malaria medications, nitrate heart medications, heart or blood pressure medications, heart rhythm medicines, HIV/AIDS medicines, medicines to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, medicines to treat psychiatric disorders migraine headache medicines, or narcotics. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Uroxatral is not indicated for use in women.

What Drugs Interact With Rapaflo?

Rapaflo may also interact with etoconazole, itraconazole, ritonavir, diltiazem, erythromycin, other alpha-blockers, sildenafil, or tadalafil.

How Should Uroxatral Be Taken?

Uroxatral is available as an extended-release 10 mg tablet, taken orally once daily.

How Should Rapaflo Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Rapaflo is 8 mg orally once daily with a meal.


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