Alfatam-D Tablet MR

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Introduction

Alfatam-D Tablet MR is a combination of two medicines that work in different ways to treat men with an enlarged prostate gland. It helps to relieve symptoms such as difficulty urinating or needing to go to the toilet more often. It is not used to prevent prostate cancer.

Alfatam-D Tablet MR may be taken with or without food but it should be taken at the same time each day. Your doctor will prescribe the dose most suitable for you. To gain the most benefit and to treat your symptoms effectively, you should not miss doses, even if you feel well. It may take up to 4 weeks to notice an improvement in the symptoms but keep taking them regularly. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 4 weeks or if they get worse.

The most common side effects of this medicine include impotence, decreased libido, breast pain, and ejaculation disorder. If these side effects worry you or do not go away, call your doctor for advice. You may also feel dizzy or drowsy. These risks are higher when you first start taking this drug. Remember, your doctor has given you this medicine because the benefits are greater than the risks of the side effects.

Alfatam-D Tablet MR should not be taken by women or children. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have low blood pressure or liver or kidney disease. This medicine may not be suitable. It can also affect, or be affected by, other drugs. So let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking. You may be advised to wear a condom during sex if your partner is or may be pregnant. Your doctor may recommend getting your blood pressure checked frequently. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive dizziness with this medicine.

Uses of Alfatam-D Tablet MR

Benefits of Alfatam-D Tablet MR

In Treatment of Benign prostatic hyperplasia

When your prostate gland becomes enlarged it can cause urinary problems such as difficulty passing urine and a need to go to the toilet frequently or urgently. It can also cause urine flow to be slower. If not treated, there is a risk that your urine flow will be completely blocked. Alfatam-D Tablet MR is a combination of two medicines: dutasteride and tamsulosin. Dutasteride reduces the size of your prostate by blocking the production of a hormone which causes it to grow. Tamsulosin works by relaxing muscles in the bladder and prostate. Together they can rapidly relieve the symptoms and make it easier for you to urinate. However, it may take up to 6 months to notice the full benefit. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed for maximum benefits.

Side effects of Alfatam-D Tablet MR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alfatam-D

  • Impotence
  • Decreased libido
  • Breast pain
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Dizziness

How to use Alfatam-D Tablet MR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alfatam-D Tablet MR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alfatam-D Tablet MR works

Alfatam-D Tablet MR is a combination of two medicines: Tamsulosin and Dutasteride, which relieves the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin is an alpha-blocker. It works by relaxing the muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so as to allow easy passage of urine. Dutasteride is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor which helps in shrinking the prostate gland by decreasing the level of the hormone which helps the prostate gland grow.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Alfatam-D Tablet MR may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alfatam-D Tablet MR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alfatam-D Tablet MR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alfatam-D Tablet MR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Alfatam-D Tablet MR?

If you miss a dose of Alfatam-D Tablet MR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Alfatam-D Tablet MR to relieve the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Take it approximately 30 minutes after the same meal each day.
  • Alfatam-D Tablet MR may cause dizziness or blurring of vision. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • If you are scheduled to undergo an eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Alfatam-D Tablet MR.
  • It may cause difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection (impotence), decreased sex drive, and ejaculation disorders such as decreased amount of semen produced or decreased sperm count.
  • Do not donate blood for 6 months after taking the last dose of Alfatam-D Tablet MR.

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FAQs

Q. Is Alfatam-D Tablet MR effective?

Alfatam-D Tablet MR is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Alfatam-D Tablet MR too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can the use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR can cause dizziness. Alfatam-D Tablet MR contains a combination of Tamsulosin and Dutasteride. Tamsulosin can cause a sudden fall in blood pressure while changing posture from lying to sitting or standing (orthostatic hypotension). This sudden fall in blood pressure can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, sensation of spinning and vertigo. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, do not drive or use any machines. It is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. What are the cautions associated with the use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR?

The use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR is considered to be harmful for men under the age of 18 years as it may affect the normal development of the male reproductive tract. The use of this medicine is also considered to be harmful for patients with any known allergy to any of the components of this medicine and in women who are pregnant or of childbearing potential. Along with that, it is important to keep in mind that pregnant women should not even handle Alfatam-D Tablet MR as the medicine may get absorbed through the skin and cause harm to the fetus.

Q. Is Alfatam-D Tablet MR safe?

Alfatam-D Tablet MR is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, Alfatam-D Tablet MR should be taken in the recommended dose only. An overdose of Alfatam-D Tablet MR can increase the risks of side effects. Always take your medicines according to the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.

Q. What is the storage condition for Alfatam-D Tablet MR?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can the use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR cause ejaculation problems?

Retrograde ejaculation (semen does not leave the body, instead goes into the bladder) and ejaculation failure (reduced or absent ejaculation volume) are common problems associated with the use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR. But this is harmless and more commonly seen when the medicine is consumed in high doses.

Q. Can the use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR cause priapism (persistent painful penile erection unrelated to sexual activity)?

Yes, the use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR can cause priapism (painful penile erection). It is a serious but rare side effect associated with the use of this medicine. However, in some cases, it can lead to permanent impotence if not treated immediately.

Q. Can the use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR have any impact on my cataract surgery?

Use of Alfatam-D Tablet MR can cause floppy eye syndrome. In this, the muscles of the iris become floppy and the pupil constricts unexpectedly during cataract surgery. So, when the eye surgeon actually needs a dilated pupil, the pupil constricts unexpectedly. This restricts the field of surgery because of which the surgical outcomes can get affected. Inform your eye doctor (ophthalmologist) if you are taking this medicine or in case you have used this medicine in the last 9 months.

Q. Apart from taking medicines, what should I do to manage my prostate symptoms?

Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your prostate symptoms better. Try to urinate when you first get the urge. However, take care not to strain or push while urinating. Avoid drinking fluids (especially alcohol, caffeine) a few hours before bedtime or going out. You should also avoid medicines which tend to worsen urinary symptoms like some over-the-counter medicines for cold and cough.

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References

  1. CiplaMed. Tamsulosin hydrochloride + Dutasteride [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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