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DUOFLO COMBIPACK

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Composition for DUOFLO

Tamsulosin(400mcg),Solifenacin(5mg)

food interaction for DUOFLO

alcohol interaction for DUOFLO

pregnancy interaction for DUOFLO

lactation interaction for DUOFLO

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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.
UNSAFE
Duoflo combipack may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Duoflo combipack is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for DUOFLO

Tamsulosin(400mcg)

Uses

Tamsulosin is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).

How it works

Tamsulosin works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

Common side effects

Frequent and excessive erections of penis, Back pain, Cough, Diarrhoea, Ejaculation disorder, Impotence, Insomnia, Running nose, Nasal congestion, Sleepiness, Sore throat
Solifenacin(5mg)

Uses

Solifenacin is used in the treatment of overactive urinary bladder (sudden urge to urinate and sometime even involuntary leakage of urine).

How it works

Solifenacin belongs to antimuscarinic class of medication. It acts by reducing contractions in the muscles of the urinary bladder and tract.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Constipation, Dry eye, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Heartburn, Stomach pain, Stomach upset, Vomiting

Common Dosage for DUOFLO COMBIPACK

Patients taking DUOFLO COMBIPACK

  • 93%
    Once A Day
  • 7%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for DUOFLO

No substitutes found

Expert advice for DUOFLO

  • Take the drug 30 minutes after the same meal every day.
  • You may feel very dizzy when you first wake up. Be careful when standing or sitting up from a lying position.
  • Do not start or continue the tamsulosin tablets and consult your doctor If you are allergic to tamsulosin, soya, peanut or to any of the other ingredients of tablet/capsule.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly without consulting your doctor.
  • Tamsulosin lowers blood pressure and may cause dizziness or fainting, especially when you first start taking it, or when you start taking it again. Call your doctor if you have severe dizziness or feel like you might pass out.

Frequently asked questions for DUOFLO

Tamsulosin

Q.Is tamsulosin/ Flomax/ Veltam available over the counter?
No. Tamsulosin/ Flomax/ Veltam is not available over the counter. It is a prescription drug

Q.Is tamsulosin a steroid/ a diuretic?
No. Tamsulosin is not a steroid or diuretic. It is an alpha blocker

Q.Can I take tamsulosin with Cialis/ tadalafil/ finasteride/ ibuprofen/ sildenafil/ Viagra/ paracetamol/Tylenol/ Sudafed/ aspirin/, ciprofloxacin?
There are no confirmed studies about any interaction between tamsulosin and finasteride/ ibuprofen/ paracetamol/ Sudafed/ aspirin/ ciprofloxacin. However when tamsulosin is taken along with tadalafil or sildenefil the blood pressure may get lowered. Consult your doctor before use

Q.Does tamsulosin cause weight gain?
There is no confirmed evidence about tamsulosin causing weight gain. However the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine

Q.Does tamsulosin lower prostate specific antigen?
Tamsulosin can lower the prostate specific antigen. However the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine

Q.Does tamsulosin shrink prostate?
Tamsulosin is used to treat symptoms of enlarge prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), however tamsulosin does not shrink the prostate

Q.Does tamsulosin contain sulfa?
Yes, tamsulosin contains sulpha (sulphur moiety, sulphonamide). Please consult your doctor prior to taking tamsulosin, if you have any allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives (sulfa allergy).

Solifenacin

Q.How does solifenacin work?
It acts by reducing contractions in the muscles of the urinary bladder and tract

Q.What is it used for?
Solifenacin is used to treat patients who suffer from urinary incontinence (inability to control urine) and increased urinary frequency, which is usually caused by an overactive bladder. It belongs to a antimuscarinic class of medication

Q.Is solifenacin an antibiotic/ sulfa drug/steroid/anticholinergic?
Solifenacin is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug/steroid. It is a type of anticholinergic which is called antimuscarinic (acts only against muscarinic receptors)

Q.What is solifenacin succinate tablet?
Solifenacin succinate is the tablet formulation of solifenacin

Q.Is solifenacin safe?
Solifenacin is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor

Q.How quickly does solifenacin work?
Solifenacin should be taken for 4 weeks at least before major improvements are observed

Q.Does solifenacin cause weight gain/fluid or water retention?
Solifenacin has some side effects like fluid or water retention. It is not known to cause weight gain. If side effects are observed then consult the doctor immediately

Q.Does it affect the contraceptive pill?
It is not known to affect the contraceptive pill.

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Content on this page was last updated on 10 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)