Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Alfetim Retard; Alfoten; Alfuzosin hydrochloride; Benestan; Dilotex; Mittoval; SL 77499; SL 7749910; Urion; Uroxatral; Uroxatrol; Xatral; Xatral OD; Xatral Retard; Xatral SR; Xatral XL

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator sanofi-aventis
  • Developer Sanofi; sanofi-aventis
  • Class Quinazolines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Alpha 1 adrenergic receptor antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Benign prostatic hyperplasia; Urination disorders
  • Discontinued Bladder dysfunction

Most Recent Events

  • 15 Dec 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 04 Apr 2013 Alfuzosin licensed to Covis Pharma for commercialization in USA
  • 30 Jan 2013 NovaMed Pharmaceuticals renews its marketing license for alfuzosin in China
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