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Meds: These medications are safe long term and are given to men with enlargement of the prostate and obstructive urinary symptoms. ...Read more
Do alchohol and spices contribute in increasing the size of prostate gland, or interfere in the effect of alfuzosin hydrochlride?
See below: Alcohol has no effect on prostate size. It may make you more likely to have dizziness when taking alfuzosin, but probably doesn't decrease it's effectiveness. Alcohol is a diuretic (it makes your kidneys produce more urine), so it will worsen your urinary symptoms such as frequency. Additionally, alcohol and spicy foods are bladder irritants that may cause you to have feelings of urgency. ...Read more
I have alfuzosin as the first treatment to my problem, doc said dependent on effect of it, he will make conclusion. What the conclusion he can make?
If you become comfortable to void and empty bladder better, then keep taking it. If not, the dose and type of medication can be adjusted.
Remember: all life events are a process of lifelong making and display as a pattern of full spectrum.
Good luck and work with your doctor. ...Read more
After a month of alfuzosin, have a feeling of unfinished urination, but full ejaculation. If it can be the sign of prostatitis? What is the next step?
My doc prescribed alfuzosin, does it deal with secretion too? I have a heavy secretion through urinary tract.
No, . ..:
Alfuzosin is to relax smooth muscle around the prostate so to improve urine flow. It may induce retrograde ejaculation so not to see ejaculate coming out in some men. It has nothing to do with secretion in urinary tract.
If you have discomfort and urethral discharge, go to see, talk, and work with your preferred urologist. ...Read more
Was given alfuzosin due to tingling & freq urination, don't know iam cured or not. If not, will prostatitis causes long term sexual problem? I'm 27 help!
I was wondering does the use of urine medicine alfuzosin hydrochloride 10mg tab for a long period of time have any side effects?
Yes: Like all medicines it does have side effects. Alfuzosin (brand name Uroxatral) belongs to a group of medicines called alpa blockers. Althogh rare it can cause dizziness &/or headache. Dizziness if it occurs would be due to what is known as postural hypotension (blood pressure decreasing when when getting up to the standing position).It is best to take it at bedtime. ...Read more
Is there any serious side effects of taking Dutasteride & Alfuzosin for very long time in a patient treated with BPH? Can these be taken for lifetime?
Can Alfuzosin cause heart problems in a healthy young man w/urine issues? Worried bc causes some dizziness, feel faster heart beat.
Alfuzosin: Alfulzosin is an alpha blocker medication used to promote better urine outflow from the urinary bladder outlet. Since it can lower your blood pressure side effects include lightheadedness and faster heart rate which can result in palpitations. Check your blood pressure sitting and standing and see it it drops significantly causing symptoms. If so, you are intolerant of it and should notify your MD ...Read more
Have prostatitis. Doctor gave me xatral XL 10mg alpha blockers (alfuzosin hydrochloride) and ciprofloxacicne 500mg for 4 weeks. R these medicines ok?
I have BPH and just got tumt surgery 1 week ago, I still have problems urinating. I and self cathering, I am taking alfuzosin and cialis.?
Can IBS cause painful urine in tight pants? Urine culture -ve, taking alfuzosin. Misdiagnosed by urologyst? No fever chills, still UTI or prostatitis? Help
I was treated with alfuzosin due to semen leakage with bowel excretion, no std, no infection but problem persists, want a cure from you doctor. Please!
Needs further eval: It sounds like you very well may have a prostatitis. It will require possible added antibiotic to regimen. If persisting, Finasteride may also be useful. It also may not be a bad idea if continues to get your colon scoped. You really need to followup with your family physician. Good luck. ...Read more
My physician prescribe xatral for a month, he said it takes at least month for xatral to notice the effect, why it takes so long?
Ask your doctor...:
Xatral in europe equates uroxatral in the us with generic name as alfuzosin working to relax the smooth muscles around the opening of the bladder and the prostate urethra. If working, one will notice flow improvement within 2-4 days. But for someone at 29, if it doesn't work, urethral stricture has to be considered.
So, go to ask, talk, and work with the expert timesly.
Best wishes... ...Read more
Having bacterial prostatitis. Had antibiotics (levof 500 mg) and xatral course for one month. How long do I have to take these medicines?
Depends: This might be long enough; it depends on your situation but 4-6 weeks is typical. If you have had recurrent infections then your doctor might want you to treat for a longer length of time. ...Read more
Took xatral for prostatitis with antibiotics but doctor stop antibiotics and asked me to continue xatral for more 1 month? Does it has side effects?
How can I tell which type of kidney stone I suffer from? Diagnosed renal colic, medium hydroureter, 0.45mm stone at distal ureter; treated with Xatral
Was on cipro (ciprofloxacin)&alpha blockers (xatral xl10mg) for 1 month for treating prostatitis. Now doctor advised me 2 stop cipro (ciprofloxacin) & keep taking alpha 4 more 1month?
I don't see any: Problem with your dr's management. Take care! ...Read more
Would there be any negative effects to the prostate, urinary tract or epididymis. If there is no infection but u keep taking antibiotics and xatral?
Unclear: It's unclear why you would take antibiotics if you don't have an infection; possibly to prevent an infection? There are a lot of reasons not to take antibiotics long term like the development of resistant bacteria, severe colitis and diarrhea, and weakness of tendons and ligaments with the "floxacin" type drugs. Xatral is a drug to help urine flow and is often used long term without adverse reacti. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more