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  • Xatral 5mg Tablets 56's

Xatral 5mg Tablets 56's

The name of your tablets is Xatral. This belongs to a group of medicines called alpha-blockers. Xatral can be used to treat the symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. This is when the prostate gland enlarges (hyperplasia), but the growth is not cancerous (it is benign). It can cause problems in passing water (urine).  The prostate gland lies underneath the bladder. It surrounds the urethra. This is the tube that takes your water to the outside of the body.  If the prostate gets bigger, it presses on the urethra, making it smaller. This makes it difficult to pass water.  Your tablets work by relaxing the prostate gland muscle. This allows the urethra to get bigger and so makes it easier to pass water.
How to use
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much to take:  The dose is determined by the doctor who adjusts it specifically for you.
Adults under 65 years:  The recommended dose is one Xatral 5 mg tablet in the morning and one Xatral 5 mg tablet in the evening.  On the first day you should take only one tablet in the evening just before going to bed.
Adults over 65 years or patients with poor kidney function: The recommended dose is one Xatral 5 mg tablet in the evening.  Your doctor may increase the dose depending on your response to the treatment.
Method of administration:  Swallow your tablet whole with plenty of water.
Use in children: Xatral is not recommended for children
Do not take Xatral: If you are allergic to alfuzosin hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.  If you are taking another alpha-blocker. See section below on “Taking other medicines”.  If you have something called postural hypotension. This is a drop in blood pressure which usually happens when you stand up. It can make you feel dizzy, lightheaded or faint when you stand or sit up quickly.  If you have severe liver problems.