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Enlarged prostate, slow urine flow. Flotral prescribed. How long to take it?

hi, i am a 65 years old young man. my elder brother advised me to check homoglobin, creatinin, blood sugar, cholestrol,psa etc.all report was normal except p.s.a.. prostrate found very large. urologist checked & ask me to test sonography, free p.s.a. (cancer test) & urine test, & urine flow test & found every thing o.k.except slow urine.
flow & ask me to take flotral (ranbaxy). i take flotral for three month.& again found slow urine flow, then dr. ask me to start flotral d & iam taking it since last 10 days.
how long i have to continue this. is it safe medicine
will it help my urine flow?
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Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM. There might be some sexuall and hepatic side effects but this is found in minority of patients. YOu should continue taking it till you notice imrovement or ultrasound shows prostate reduction. There is no need to be worried, usually this drug helps but must be taken for several months or years. It is always better to treat prostate hyperplasia conservatively then surgically. WIsh you good health.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
My dear young man,

Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is a symptomatic treatment / not disease modifying drug.

Usually, the doctor will step up to maximal dose / if not improved, add another drug acting by a different mechanism (example: Flotral-D)

The drug helps the physiological part of is mostly mechanical obstruction and needs mechanical relief - surgery.

You will have to take it for life time or till surgery (prostatectomy)

Take care

Wishing speedy recovery

God bless

Good luck

Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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