Medicine Overview of Consistam Tablet
Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder.
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. Consistam 0.2mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Tamsulosin must be taken after breakfast or the first meal of the day.
Consistam 0.2mg Tablet is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.
In Depth Information on Consistam Tablet
Consistam helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It doesn't decrease the size of the prostate.
Consistam must be taken with food.
You will feel better within hours or days of starting treatment. Full effect is usually seen within 2 weeks.
- Consistam may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, lightheaded, or weak, especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). Take special precaution if you have to drive, use machines or do any activity that needs alertness.
If your undergoing eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Consistam.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Consistam Tablet related warnings
Taking tamsulosin with alcohol may lower your blood pressure. This can cause dizziness or feeling like you might pass out, especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position.
Consistam 0.2mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Consistam 0.2mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Consistam 0.2mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Consistam 0.2mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Consistam 0.2mg Tablet is recommended.
However, limited information is available on the use of Consistam 0.2mg Tablet in patients with end stage kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Consistam 0.2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Consistam 0.2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Consistam 0.2mg Tablet, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Consistam Tablet
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 to empty your bladder. Avoid drinking fluids (especially alcohol, caffeine) a few hours before bedtime or going out. You should also avoid medicines that can worsen urinary symptoms. These include some over the counter medicines for cold and cough.
Consistam can be taken after any meal of the day but after the same meal every day. It should be taken half an hour after food.
Q. Can I take Consistam with terazosin?
No, Consistam should not be taken with terazosin. Taking them together can cause a severe fall in blood pressure.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Consistam while the patient is on a catheter?
Clinical studies have shown beneficial results of using Consistam in patients catheterised for acute urinary retention caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). These patients could pass urine more easily after catheter removal with a lesser need for re-catheterisation. Consistam can be given to a patient with a catheter in place and can continue even after removal of the catheter.
Consistam is not an anticholinergic medicine. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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 Consistam, but this is harmless and more commonly seen at higher doses. Priapism (painful erection) is also a rare and serious side effect associated with its use.
Consistam is not a steroid. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Consistam with deflazacort?
Yes, Consistam can be taken with deflazacort. No harmful effects or any other interactions have been reported when they are used together.
Lowering of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has not been seen with Consistam. However, the effect may vary from patient to patient who is taking the medicine. You may need to get prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels checked at regular intervals. If there are any changes in the PSA levels during therapy, consult your doctor.
Consistam is not known to cause hair loss. If you notice excessive hair loss during the therapy, consult your doctor.
Consistam is not an over the counter medicine. It is a prescription medicine and can be bought from a pharmacy only when prescribed by a doctor.
Use of Consistam is not reported to increase your blood sugar levels. If you notice any change in the blood sugar levels while taking it, consult your doctor as this could be due to some condition which needs attention.
Q. Can I take Consistam with tadalafil?
You need to take special precaution when taking Consistam with tadalafil. Both are known to decrease blood pressure and can cause orthostatic hypotension (fall in blood pressure when standing from a sitting or lying down position). When taken together they can cause a severe fall in blood pressure which can be harmful.
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect with Consistam. Please consult your doctor in case you experience changes in weight while taking Consistam.
Consistam use is not known to cause dry mouth.
Q. Can I take Consistam with doxazosin?
No, Consistam should not be taken along with doxazosin. Both the medicines decrease blood pressure and taking them together can cause a severe fall in blood pressure.
Consistam can reduce the blood pressure but not very significantly. However, it is also reported to cause postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure when you stand suddenly). Consult your doctor if you have these symptoms as the dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
Q. Can I take Consistam with finasteride?
Yes, Consistam can be taken with finasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Consistam relaxes the bladder muscles which helps in free passage of urine and provides immediate relief and finasteride decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.
Consistam is not indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you are suffering from erectile dysfunction for its right treatment.
An improvement in urine flow can be seen in 4 to 8 hours after taking Consistam. However, it may take 2 to 4 weeks for the full effect to come.
No,Consistam is not a diuretic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Consistam with sildenafil?
Special caution needs to be taken when Consistam is taken along with sildenafil. Both are known to decrease blood pressure and can also cause orthostatic hypotension (fall in blood pressure when standing from a sitting position). So, when taken together they can cause a severe fall in blood pressure which can be harmful.
Consistam is not an antibiotic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Consistam with ibuprofen or paracetamol?
Consistam can be taken with ibuprofen or paracetamol. No harmful side effects or other interactions have been seen when they are taken together.
Q. Can I use Consistam with oxybutynin?
Consistam can be taken with oxybutynin. Consistam is given along when oxybutynin alone fails to control symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Oxybutynin helps in providing relief from symptoms of overactive bladder (urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency).
Consistam itself is not known to cause any cancers. It is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which can co-exist with prostate cancer. So, screening for prostate cancer should be done before and after starting the therapy
Consistam contains sulfur molecule in its structure. Patients with a sulfa allergy should report it to the doctor prior to therapy with Consistam. However, allergic reaction due to the drug has only been rarely reported.
Q. Can I take Consistam with ciprofloxacin?
Consistam and ciprofloxacin are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Consistam helps in removal of kidney stones which are in the distal ureter. It works by relaxing the muscles of the urinary tract which causes an easy removal of the stones. It does not break the kidney stones. Use of Consistam also decreases the need for painkillers.
Consistam is not a beta blocker. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Consistam with pseudoephedrine?
Consistam and pseudoephedrine are not known to have any meaningful interactions. However, they act by opposite mechanisms and produce opposite effects and hence you should consult your doctor before taking these medicines together because one can decrease the effect of the other.
Although Consistam is not contraindicated if you have tachycardia, you should be very careful while taking this medicine as it can cause a fall in blood pressure which leads to increased heart rate (tachycardia).
Consistam is not a blood-thinner. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Consistam with aspirin?
Consistam and aspirin are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Consistam with vitamin D?
Yes, Consistam can be taken with vitamin D. No harmful effects or any interactions have been reported when these are used together.
Consistam is not a narcotic substance. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Do not stop taking Consistam until you are asked by your doctor to do so. Continue taking it, even if you are feeling good. Consistam needs to be stopped temporarily if you are undergoing any eye surgery like a cataract.
Yes, Consistam is an alpha blocker. It is a specific alpha1-adrenergic receptor blocker and is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Consistam with dutasteride?
Yes, Consistam can be taken with dutasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Consistam relaxes the bladder muscles and provides immediate relief by helping in free passage of urine and dutasteride decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.
Consistam is contraindicated in patients with a history of allergy to Consistam, history of postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure when getting up from sitting or lying down position) or severe liver disorders.
Consistam causes peripheral blood vessel dilatation and pooling of blood in extremities leading to a fall in blood pressure on the sudden change in posture from lying down to sitting or standing. The patient experiences dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, spinning sensation, and vertigo. This can be prevented if the patient remains in the lying down position for a long time. So, it is preferred to take Consistam at bedtime especially when therapy is initiated.
Consistam causes peripheral blood vessel dilatation and pooling of blood in extremities causing fall in blood pressure on the sudden change in posture from lying down to sitting or standing. This makes patient experiences dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, spinning sensation, and vertigo.
Consistam can be taken till the symptoms are under control. Some clinical studies have used Consistam for as long as 6 years.
Q. Can I use Consistam with antibiotics?
Consistam should not be used with ketoconazole which is an antifungal as it can increase the levels of Consistam and cause a fall in blood pressure. It is not known to have any significant interactions with other antibiotics.
Consistam can cause floppy eye syndrome in which 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, it will constrict and restrict the field of surgery and can affect the surgical outcomes.
Consistam relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and this vasodilation of the blood vessels can cause a stuffy nose.
Consistam is not an anti-inflammatory medicine. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It relaxes the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland which helps in easy passage of urine and also decreases the urge to urinate again and again.
Consistam is not a hormone. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland.
Consistam is not a nitrate. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland.
Consistam is not a statin drug. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland.
Yes, like any other medicine, Consistam has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Consistam is not a pain killer. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland. However, Consistam decreases the need for painkillers in a specific condition like kidney stones.
Q. Is Consistam a safe drug?
Consistam is safe if used for a prescribed duration in doses as prescribed by your physician. However, there are some very common side effects that you can experience with the dose advised, like a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Consistam is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
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