Contimax Tablet


Overview

Uses of Contimax Tablet MR

Contimax Tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Contimax Tablet MR side effects

Common
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Dizziness
  • Nasal congestion

How to use Contimax 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. Contimax Tablet is to be taken with food.
Tamsulosin must be taken after breakfast or the first meal of the day.

How Contimax Tablet MR works

Contimax Tablet is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily. This helps empty the bladder completely and reduces the need to pass urine frequently or urgently in BPH.

Contimax Tablet MR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
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.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Contimax 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Contimax Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Contimax Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Contimax Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Contimax Tablet is recommended.
However, limited information is available on the use of Contimax Tablet in patients with end stage kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Contimax Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Contimax Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Contimax Tablet MR?

If you miss a dose of Contimax 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Contimax Tablet helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It doesn't decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Contimax Tablet must be taken with food.
  • You will feel better within hours or days of starting treatment. Full effect is usually seen within 2 weeks.
  • Contimax Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • If your undergoing eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Contimax Tablet.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Contimax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Ketozoe, Ketazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Joy On, One Up, Yuvagra
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Suvida Force
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Kopram
MODERATE
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
MODERATE
Brand(s): Vemol, Timosight
MODERATE
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
MODERATE
Brand(s): Nebivas
MODERATE

FAQs

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.
Q. Can I take Contimax in the morning?
Contimax 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 Contimax with terazosin?
No, Contimax should not be taken with terazosin. Taking them together can cause a severe fall in blood pressure.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Contimax while the patient is on a catheter?
Clinical studies have shown beneficial results of using Contimax 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. Contimax can be given to a patient with a catheter in place and can continue even after removal of the catheter.
Q. Is Contimax an anticholinergic?
Contimax is not an anticholinergic medicine. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Does Contimax 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 Contimax, 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.
Q. Is Contimax a steroid?
Contimax is not a steroid. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Contimax with deflazacort?
Yes, Contimax can be taken with deflazacort. No harmful effects or any other interactions have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Does Contimax lower prostate specific antigen (PSA)?
Lowering of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has not been seen with Contimax. 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.
Q. Does Contimax cause hair loss?
Contimax is not known to cause hair loss. If you notice excessive hair loss during the therapy, consult your doctor.
Q. Is Contimax available over the counter?
Contimax 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.
Q. Can the use of Contimax increase blood sugar levels?
Use of Contimax 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 Contimax with tadalafil?
You need to take special precaution when taking Contimax 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.
Q. Does Contimax cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect with Contimax. Please consult your doctor in case you experience changes in weight while taking Contimax.
Q. Does Contimax cause dry mouth?
Contimax use is not known to cause dry mouth.
Q. Can I take Contimax with doxazosin?
No, Contimax 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.
Q. Does Contimax effect blood pressure?
Contimax 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 Contimax with finasteride?
Yes, Contimax can be taken with finasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Contimax 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.
Q. Does Contimax help in erectile dysfunction?
Contimax is not indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you are suffering from erectile dysfunction for its right treatment.
Q. When does Contimax start to work?
An improvement in urine flow can be seen in 4 to 8 hours after taking Contimax. However, it may take 2 to 4 weeks for the full effect to come.
Q. Is Contimax a diuretic?
No,Contimax is not a diuretic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Contimax with sildenafil?
Special caution needs to be taken when Contimax 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.
Q. Is Contimax an antibiotic?
Contimax is not an antibiotic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Contimax with ibuprofen or paracetamol?
Contimax 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 Contimax with oxybutynin?
Contimax can be taken with oxybutynin. Contimax 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).
Q. Is there any relation between Contimax and cancer?
Contimax 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
Q. Is Contimax a sulfa drug?
Contimax contains sulfur molecule in its structure. Patients with a sulfa allergy should report it to the doctor prior to therapy with Contimax. However, allergic reaction due to the drug has only been rarely reported.
Q. Can I take Contimax with ciprofloxacin?
Contimax 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.
Q. How does Contimax help in removal of kidney stones?
Contimax 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 Contimax also decreases the need for painkillers.
Q. Is Contimax a beta blocker?
Contimax is not a beta blocker. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Contimax with pseudoephedrine?
Contimax 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.
Q. Can I take Contimax if I have tachycardia (increased heart rate)?
Although Contimax 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).
Q. Is Contimax a blood thinner?
Contimax is not a blood-thinner. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Contimax with aspirin?
Contimax 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 Contimax with vitamin D?
Yes, Contimax can be taken with vitamin D. No harmful effects or any interactions have been reported when these are used together.
Q. Is Contimax a narcotic?
Contimax is not a narcotic substance. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. When should I stop taking Contimax?
Do not stop taking Contimax until you are asked by your doctor to do so. Continue taking it, even if you are feeling good. Contimax needs to be stopped temporarily if you are undergoing any eye surgery like a cataract.
Q. Is Contimax an alpha blocker?
Yes, Contimax is an alpha blocker. It is a specific alpha1-adrenergic receptor blocker and is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Contimax with dutasteride?
Yes, Contimax can be taken with dutasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Contimax 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.
Q. Who cannot take Contimax?
Contimax is contraindicated in patients with a history of allergy to Contimax, history of postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure when getting up from sitting or lying down position) or severe liver disorders.
Q. Why is it preferred to take Contimax at bedtime?
Contimax 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 Contimax at bedtime especially when therapy is initiated.
Q. Why does Contimax cause dizziness?
Contimax 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.
Q. For how long can Contimax be taken?
Contimax can be taken till the symptoms are under control. Some clinical studies have used Contimax for as long as 6 years.
Q. Can I use Contimax with antibiotics?
Contimax should not be used with ketoconazole which is an antifungal as it can increase the levels of Contimax and cause a fall in blood pressure. It is not known to have any significant interactions with other antibiotics.
Q. Why should I stop taking Contimax before my cataract surgery?
Contimax 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.
Q. Why does Contimax cause stuffy nose?
Contimax relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and this vasodilation of the blood vessels can cause a stuffy nose.
Q. Is Contimax an anti-inflammatory medicine?
Contimax 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.
Q. Is Contimax a hormone?
Contimax 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.
Q. Is Contimax a nitrate?
Contimax 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.
Q. Is Contimax a statin drug?
Contimax 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.
Q. When does Contimax expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Contimax has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Is Contimax a painkiller?
Contimax 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, Contimax decreases the need for painkillers in a specific condition like kidney stones.
Q. Is Contimax a safe drug?
Contimax 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.
Q. Is Contimax a controlled substance?
Contimax 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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th Aug 2018.
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