No, Xelflo 10mg Tablet 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 Xelflo 10mg Tablet cause erectile dysfunction?
No, Xelflo 10mg Tablet 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 Xelflo 10mg Tablet?
Xelflo 10mg Tablet 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 Xelflo 10mg Tablet 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 Xelflo 10mg Tablet once or twice daily.
Q. Can Xelflo 10mg Tablet 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 Xelflo 10mg Tablet affect my eyes?
In rare cases, Xelflo 10mg Tablet 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 Xelflo 10mg Tablet. 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 Xelflo 10mg Tablet?
Extreme care should be taken if you are taking sildenafil or vardenafil along with Xelflo 10mg Tablet. 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 Xelflo 10mg Tablet?
Xelflo 10mg Tablet 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.