Xatral (Alfuzosin) belongs to a group of medicines called alpha-blockers. Xatral can be used to treat the symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. This is when the prostate gland enlarges (hyperplasia) but the growth is not cancerous (it is benign). It can cause problems in passing water (urine).
Alfuzosin is used by men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia–BPH). It does not shrink the prostate, but it works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the bladder. This helps to relieve symptoms of BPH such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate often or urgently (including during the middle of the night).