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Can Flotral be taken life long?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: Hi, can I answer your health question? Please type your question here... Can flotral be taken lifelog? What are the long term side effects and does the effectiveness reduce?
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes ,You can take it life long.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have benign Enlargement of Prostate.
Flotral belongs to the class of alpha-adrenoreceptor antagonists. which relaxes smooth muscles in bladder neck and prostate and thereby help in improving urine flow.

You can take it life long However it has no effect on reducing the size of the prostate and hence may not be effective if the prostate gland continues to increase in size after few years

It has side effect of retrograde ejaculation.

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions ,
I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil..

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil (19 hours later)
Will flotral still be as effective after prolonged use or do I have to change the drug?Is there any scope of discontinuing it for a while or forever? I do not want to have the same drug lifelong.
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It will have same effect even after prolonged use.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for follow up.
Your symptoms as regards urine flow will become poor after you discontinue the medicine.New drugs are likely to come in near future.
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can Flotral be taken life long?

Brief Answer: Yes ,You can take it life long. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have benign Enlargement of Prostate. Flotral belongs to the class of alpha-adrenoreceptor antagonists. which relaxes smooth muscles in bladder neck and prostate and thereby help in improving urine flow. You can take it life long However it has no effect on reducing the size of the prostate and hence may not be effective if the prostate gland continues to increase in size after few years It has side effect of retrograde ejaculation. Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions , I shall be happy to help you Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil..