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Dizziness, headaches, and fatigue are some of the common side effects of Uroxatral. Although side effects of this medication tend to be minor and easy to treat, there are also a number of side effects that are potentially serious and need medical attention. Some of these more dangerous Uroxatral side effects include allergic reactions, chest pain, and fainting.

An Introduction to Uroxatral Side Effects

As with any medicine, Uroxatral® (alfuzosin hydrochloride) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Uroxatral. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Uroxatral side effects with you.)
 

Common Side Effects of Uroxatral

Uroxatral has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people not taking the medicine. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group not taking the medicine.
 
In these studies, the most common side effects of Uroxatral included:
 
  • Dizziness -- in up to 5.7 percent of people
  • Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold) -- up to 3 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 3 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 2.7 percent.
     
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 2 percent of people) included:
 
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