This medicine is an alpha-blocker used for treating the signs and symptoms of enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia / BPH).
Follow the directions for taking this medicine provided by your doctor. TAKE THIS MEDICINE by mouth with a meal. STORE THIS MEDICINE at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and away from pets. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take 2 doses at once. If you miss more than 2 dose of this medicine, contact your doctor for instructions.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE IF you are taking ketoconazole, clarithromycin, itraconazole, nefazodone, ritonavir, or another alpha-blocker (eg, prazosin). ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking phosphodiesterase inhibitors (eg, sildenafil), cyclosporine, diltiazem, erythromycin, fluconazole, probenecid, valproic acid, or verapamil. DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including kidney or liver problems, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you have a history of prostate cancer or blood pressure problems and you are taking blood pressure medication. Tell your doctor if you will be having eye surgery (eg, cataract surgery). USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have severe kidney or liver problems. This medicine should not be used in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include decreased sexual ability; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; lightheadedness; runny or stuffy nose; sinus inflammation; stomach pain; trouble sleeping; or weakness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience chest pain; dark urine; fainting; irregular heartbeat; prolonged, painful erection; severe of persistent dizziness; unusual bruising; or yellowing of the skin or eyes. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include fainting or severe or persistent dizziness or lightheadedness.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST about how to dispose of unused medicine.