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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Urinary and Bladder Problems
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User :   Hi

I suffer from nocturia and have been prescribed with xatral to stop frequent urination at night time.I wanted to ask when is the best time to take this medication on a daily basis ( lunch or dinner )? Thanks
Doctor :   Hi
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Let me read it
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May I know your age?
User :   24
Doctor :   Ok

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The above mentioned medication is preferably given in the night
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and is more beneficial
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but I would recommend you to go with your treating doctor's advice
User :   I came across another natural treatment for nocturia called " sagapro " - have you heard of it? - WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   I shall go through the link

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Give me a minute
User :   oaky
Doctor :   Ok

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These are not medically authenticated drugs
User :   So you would not recommend it then? - I have read a few positive testimonials on the internet from people who indicate that it works better than the likes of flomax and xatral.
Doctor :   I personally do not recommend such

User :   Okay, is Xatral going to cause damage to me if I take it long term and are there any other natural remedies, exercises that you are aware of that will prevent frequent urination?
Doctor :   It is a safer drug

Doctor :   and can be taken but only on prescription
Doctor :   Now you mentioned about nocturia
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Have you got your blood sugars tested?
User :   yes, the results were normal
Doctor :   Ok

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What was the cause for this nocturia?
User :   I don't know why I have it - sometimes I urinate 5-6 times a night and have had it for 5 years. The only cronic medication I have been on in my life was RoAccutane and am not sure if it played a role.
Doctor :   Ok

User :   I took my first pill of Xatral starting yesterday and had a few stomach pains in the middle of the night and my joints felt strange - If I continue to feel this I presume I should discontinue?
Doctor :   It does have an impact if you were on other medications

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but not RoAccutane
Doctor :   You should report back to the doctor

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about these symptoms
Doctor :   You can consult our Urologist for further guidance

Doctor :   Dr.Chandan Choudhary

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You can see a window link beside your chat
User :   okay, thanks.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no, thanks for your time.cheers.
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