A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.
What is Xatral?
Xatral is a medicine that relieves the urinary symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The active ingredient in Xatral is alfuzosin. Xatral is a type of medicine called an alpha 1 blocker, which causes the muscles in the prostate gland and bladder neck to relax. This allows urine to flow freely from the bladder and relieves the urinary symptoms.
What is Xatral used for?
Xatral is effective in reducing the symptoms of BPH. BPH causes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck to contract, obstructing the urethra and thus the flow of urine from the bladder. This can cause various urinary symptoms, such as difficulty passing urine. Xatral relieves urinary symptoms by relaxing the muscular tissue, allowing the bladder to void properly.
How to use Xatral
Xatral tablets should be taken once a day after dinner with a glass of water. The tablet should be swallowed whole and not chewed, broken or crushed. Xatral is most effective if taken at the same time each day. If you have taken more than the maximum dose, consult a doctor or pharmacy immediately. If you have missed a dose, do not take a double dose to catch up but wait until your next scheduled dose and resume your normal treatment routine. See the package leaflet for more information on the use of Xatral.
Take one tablet daily after dinner. Xatral is available in two strengths: 2.5 mg and 10 mg. Your doctor will determine the right dose for you depending on your specific needs.
Just like all medicines, Xatral may cause side effects. Common side effects include:
- Weakness or loss of strength.
- General feeling of being unwell (malaise).
- A drop in blood pressure.
See the package leaflet for a full list of side effects.
When not to use Xatral
Xatral should not be used if:
- you are allergic to alfuzosin or any other ingredient in this medicine.
- you have a history of drops in blood pressure that cause dizziness when moving from a lying down or sitting position to sitting or standing.
- you have a serious liver condition.
- you are under the age of 16.
Xatral can interact with other medicines. It is therefore important to tell your doctor what medicines you are already taking. Xatral contains lactose (a type of sugar). If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
It is not known if this medicine may affect your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. If you experience side effects such as dizziness or weakness, you should avoid potentially hazardous tasks such as driving or operating machinery. Limit your alcohol intake if you experience any side effects.