Flotral 10 Tablet PR is an alpha-adrenergic antagonist that is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to relieve symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. However, it does not decrease the size of the prostate.
Flotral 10 Tablet PR is advised to take it in a dose and duration as per prescription. It should be taken with food, but take at the same time regularly. Swallow the medicine as a whole without crushing or chewing it. You should not stop taking the medicine without consulting the doctor as it may lead to the worsening of your symptoms. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy of the medicine.
Some common side effects of this medicine are upper respiratory tract infection, dizziness, headache, nausea, abdominal pain, and impotence. It may also lead to blurry vision or dizziness, so it is advised to avoid driving while on the medication. If any of the side effects persist or bother you, you must consult the doctor without delay.
Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your symptoms better. Try to urinate as soon as you feel the urge, however, never strain or push to empty your bladder. You should avoid drinking caffeinated or alcoholic drinks at night and a few hours before going to bed or going out.
Before receiving the treatment, inform your doctor if you are on any medication for any other health condition. If you have to undergo eye surgery due to cataracts or glaucoma then inform your eye doctor about the usage of this medicine. Patients with liver or kidney disease must be cautious while receiving the prescription, and they must receive regular follow-ups as per the doctor’s advice.
BENEFITS OF FLOTRAL TABLET PR
In Treatment of Benign prostatic hyperplasia
When your prostate gland becomes enlarged it can cause urinary problems such as difficulty passing urine and a need to go to the toilet frequently or urgently. It can also cause urine flow to be slower. If not treated, there is a risk that your urine flow will be completely blocked. Flotral 10 Tablet PR works by relaxing muscles in the bladder and prostate. So, it can rapidly relieve the symptoms and make it easier for you to urinate. However, it may take up to 6 months to notice the full benefit. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed for maximum benefits.
HOW TO USE FLOTRAL TABLET PR
Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Flotral 10 Tablet PR is to be taken with food.
HOW FLOTRAL TABLET PR WORKS
Flotral 10 Tablet PR is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.
Flotral 10 Tablet PR may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Flotral 10 Tablet PR during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Flotral 10 Tablet PR during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Flotral 10 Tablet PR is not indicated for women.
Flotral 10 Tablet PR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Flotral 10 Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Flotral 10 Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Flotral 10 Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flotral 10 Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Flotral 10 Tablet PR is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.
Interaction with drugs
- GLYCERYL TRINITRATE
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE FLOTRAL TABLET PR?
If you miss a dose of Flotral 10 Tablet PR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Flotral
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Abdominal pain
Q. Does Flotral 10 Tablet PR shrink the prostate?
No, Flotral 10 Tablet PR does not shrink the size of the prostate. It belongs to alpha-blocker class of medicines. It works by relaxing muscles of bladder and prostate to allow urine to flow more easily. It helps in relieving symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Q. Can Flotral 10 Tablet PR cause erectile dysfunction?
No, Flotral 10 Tablet PR does not cause erectile dysfunction. On the contrary, it may help in improving such condition. However, this medicine may cause painful erection (priapism) which does not go away. If priapism is not treated you may not be able to get an erection in the future.
Q. When should I take Flotral 10 Tablet PR?
Flotral 10 Tablet PR should be taken after meals at the same time each day. Do not cut, crush, or chew the medicine, but swallow it whole with water.
Q. Does Flotral 10 Tablet PR have any effect on liver?
In very rare cases your liver may be affected and cause liver function abnormality. Inform the doctor if you already have liver disease before starting the medication. The doctor will prescribe a lower dose of Flotral 10 Tablet PR once or twice daily.
Q. Can Flotral 10 Tablet PR be taken by old or elderly people?
Yes, it can be taken by elderly or old people, but they need to be careful. Regular monitoring is required in case the patient also has high blood pressure.
Q. Can Flotral 10 Tablet PR affect my eyes?
In rare cases, Flotral 10 Tablet PR may cause abnormal vision. But, it is important to know that this medicine may cause complications during surgery, if you are to be operated for cataract. Hence, inform your doctor before surgery that you are taking Flotral 10 Tablet PR. Your doctor may perform surgery differently and complications can be prevented.
Q. Can the use of sildenafil or vardenafil cause trouble when taken along with Flotral 10 Tablet PR?
Extreme care should be taken if you are taking sildenafil or vardenafil along with Flotral 10 Tablet PR. The combination may cause a significant decrease in blood pressure which can be serious. Inform your doctor if you are taking these medicines.
Q. What can patients do to help alleviate or prevent discomfort and side effects due to Flotral 10 Tablet PR?
Flotral 10 Tablet PR may lower your blood pressure especially when you suddenly stand up after lying down. You may feel dizzy or fainting and therefore you should get up slowly from bed or chair. This medicine may impair your reactions. Hence, avoid driving or hazardous activities until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Pack size – 30
pack form – tablet
Weight –7 (gm)
Dimention –8 (cms) x 7 (cms) x 8 (cms)
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.