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alfuzosin

Alfluzosin, Xatral, Alfu, Xatger, Tevax

 
 
 

 

Treatment in benign growth of the prostate (hyperplasia), that causes problems in passing water

Best to be taken with water after a meal.

A single XL dose is slowly absorbed, after five days there is a steady level of alfuzosin in the body. The effect goes on for over 1 day after finishing the treatment.

The 2.5mg tablet works for about 5-6 hours and is taken 3-4 times daily.(tablet withdrawn)

 
 
 
 

How do they work?
Alfuzosin tablets relax the muscle of the prostate gland widening the urethra and so relieving the symptoms of BPH.

How long do you take them for?
As long as the enlargment of the prostate excists. Mostly the rest of your life.

When does the effect show or when is it noticeable?
After a couple of days it wil be easier to pass water.

What are the side effects if any?
Because it is a alfa-blocker it has effect on the neural system and may cause lower bloodpressure; vertigo, dizziness.

How do you take them?
Take one Xatral 10mg tablet once a day, after a meal. Swallow your tablets whole with plenty of water. Do not chew them. Take your tablet at the same time each day. Take the 2.5mg tablets as prescribed, mostly more frequent during the day. 3 times daily is every 6-8 hours; 4 times daily is every 5-6 hours.

Can I take this if I am Pregnant, want to conceive or if Iam breast feeding?
not applicable.

Lifestyle:
BPH means that the prostate gland enlarges (hypertrophy) but the growth is not cancerous (it is benign). This occurs mainly in older men and is fairly common. You cannot prevent it, but be aware of it and contact your doctor as soon as you have a problem passing water.