Xatral medicine is in the form of a tablet, and it can be found under a different name as a generic medicine. The prostate gland is present in male population and it has the function to connect the urinary bladder to the urethra. When men become older, there is a big chance that their prostate gland will expand. That can cause problems while urinating. Alfuzosin, contained in Xatral, helps in blocking alpha-receptors in the prostate gland, or, more precisely, in its muscle, which further helps in relaxation of the prostate muscle and decreases problems during urination.
At the beginning of the treatment with Xatral, side effects such as passing out or lightheadedness may occur. Due to this, it is better to take Xatral before going to sleep. If you are standing up or moving, be aware that these side effects can show up. If they do, you should sit down or lie until the dizziness passes. In some people, consumption of alcohol may increase the side effects. If you are taking this medicine, be careful while driving or doing any other activity which requires absolute awareness. As long as these side effects are present, you shouldn’t do anything like this. The blood pressure can also vary, so it needs to be controlled. If you need to have operation of cataracts, you need to tell the surgeon that you use this medication. He may demand that you stop taking the medicine for some time before the operation. This is needed in order to avoid possible complications.
The usage of this medicine must be monitored in older people, when kidneys and liver are not functioning properly, when there is an allergic reaction to alpha-blockers, or when there is a problem with high blood pressure.
This medication shouldn’t be used if there are genetic conditions such as galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption. Xatral usage is not encouraged with the person who passed out while urinating, either. Usage of Xatral can induce unwanted effects as most of the other medications. Those side effects are different in differentindividuals. Some people might never feel these side effects. The most common side effects are: feeling dizzy, headache, pain in the stomach, lack of strength, problems with keeping you balance, decreased blood level, pain in the chest, tachycardia, skin problems and many more. Here are described only some of the side effects that can occur due to this. If you need additional information about Xatral, you should talk to your doctor.