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Flodart Tablet PR

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Product introduction

Flodart Tablet PR is an alpha-adrenergic antagonist that is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to relieve symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. However, it does not decrease the size of the prostate.

Flodart Tablet PR is advised to take it in a dose and duration as per prescription. It should be taken with food, but take at the same time regularly. Swallow the medicine as a whole without crushing or chewing it. You should not stop taking the medicine without consulting the doctor as it may lead to the worsening of your symptoms. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy of the medicine.

Use of this medicine can cause some common side effects such as dizziness, ejaculation disorder, and retrograde ejaculation. If any of the side effects persist or bother you, you must consult the doctor without delay.

Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your symptoms better. Try to urinate as soon as you feel the urge, however, never strain or push to empty your bladder. You should avoid drinking caffeinated or alcoholic drinks at night and a few hours before going to bed or going out.

Before receiving the treatment, inform your doctor if you are on any medication for any other health condition. If you have to undergo eye surgery due to cataracts or glaucoma then inform your eye doctor about the usage of this medicine. Patients with liver disease must be cautious while receiving the prescription, and they must receive regular follow-ups as per the doctor’s advice.

Uses of Flodart Tablet PR


Side effects of Flodart Tablet PR

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 Flodart

  • Dizziness
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Retrograde ejaculation

How to use Flodart Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Flodart Tablet PR is to be taken with food.

How Flodart Tablet PR works

Flodart Tablet PR 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Flodart Tablet PR may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flodart Tablet PR is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flodart Tablet PR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Flodart Tablet PR is not indicated for use in women.
Driving
SAFE
Flodart Tablet PR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flodart Tablet PR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Flodart Tablet PR is recommended.
However, limited information is available on the use of Flodart Tablet PR in patients with end stage kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Flodart Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flodart Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Flodart Tablet PR?

If you miss a dose of Flodart Tablet PR, 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

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

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Sulfonamide Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
UROLOGY
Action Class
Uroselective adrenergic receptor(α1a) antagonist

Interaction with drugs

Taking Flodart with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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Slow, frequent urine since 10 years. Mild Alcoholic. Prostate size 12 GMs. Had thiamine deficiency. Is taking benfothiamine(vibrania-USV) orally with little improvement. No BP/ diabetes.
Dr. M. K. Ansari
Neurology
take flodart lpus at night time and tell me about any improvement in 10 to 15 days
Iam taking pentaprazole40 daily for GERD.Today i have started 7 days course of Martifur100 (nitrofurantoin).Can i take both the drugs simultaneously.I am taking Aciloc 150 1 tab after dinner for acidity. Can i continue all the 3 drugs pl advise Martifur has been started for UTI.Ihave prostate problem for which i regularly take flodartplus evening and flodart.4mg morni g.At present some uti problem suffering so Martifur started today
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Continue for a week and repeat urine routine and urine culture tests after a week
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FAQs

Q. What is the best time to take Flodart Tablet PR?

You can take the capsule after breakfast or after the first meal of the day. However, some doctors prefer it to be taken at night time after dinner. You should take it approximately 30 minutes following the same meal every day. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not open, crush or chew the medicine.

Q. Can the use of Flodart Tablet PR increase blood sugar levels?

Use of Flodart Tablet PR does not 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. Does Flodart Tablet PR cause weight gain?

No, Flodart Tablet PR does not usually cause any increase in the weight, even on long-term use. If you experience any weight gain while taking the medication, then consult your doctor to identify the cause of the weight gain.

Q. When does Flodart Tablet PR start to work?

An improvement in urine flow can be seen in 4 to 8 hours after taking Flodart Tablet PR. However, it may take 2 to 4 weeks for the full effect to come.

Q. Can I take Flodart Tablet PR with vitamin D?

Yes, Flodart Tablet PR can be taken with vitamin D. No harmful effects or interactions have been reported when these are used together.

Q. How does Flodart Tablet PR help in removal of kidney stones?

In patient with kidney stones, Flodart Tablet PR helps in removal of stones via urine. It works by relaxing the muscles of the urinary tract which causes an easy removal of the stones.Use of Flodart Tablet PR in kidney stones also decreases the need for painkillers.

Q. Why does Flodart Tablet PR cause dizziness?

Flodart Tablet PR dilates the blood vessels and leads to the accumulation of blood in the extremities (ends of the arms and limbs). This restrains the proper flow of blood to the brain, thereby causing the blood pressure to fall on the sudden change in posture. As a result, the patient may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, spinning sensation, and vertigo.

Q. Why should I stop taking Flodart Tablet PR before my cataract surgery?

Flodart Tablet PR 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 Flodart Tablet PR cause stuffy nose?

Flodart Tablet PR relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and this vasodilation of the blood vessels can cause a stuffy nose.

Q. Is Flodart Tablet PR anticholinergic?

No, Flodart Tablet PR is not an anticholinergic medication. It is a medicine that acts by relaxing the muscles in the prostate gland and neck of the urinary bladder, improving the urine flow in patients with benign enlargement of the prostate gland. Taking anticholinergic drugs in this condition or while taking Flodart Tablet PR can increase the symptoms and worsen the condition.

Q. Can Flodart Tablet PR cause frequent urination?

No, Flodart Tablet PR does not cause frequent urination. In fact, this medicine increases the urine flow and decreases the urge to urinate frequently, which is a symptom of benign enlargement of the prostate gland. This condition also leads to a weak stream while urinating and hence the patient is not able to empty the bladder completely. Flodart Tablet PR is used to treat all such symptoms related to urine flow in patients with benign enlargement of the prostate gland.

Q. What are the long-term effects of taking Flodart Tablet PR?

Usually Flodart Tablet PR does not cause any side effects in patients with benign enlargement of the prostate gland. However, long-term use of Flodart Tablet PR may increase the chances of having infection, rhinitis, pain, and pharyngitis. Its long-term use may also cause abnormal ejaculation, blackouts, faintness, lightheadedness, dizziness, and decreased blood pressure.

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

Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your 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. Also, you should not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor because some medicines can increase your urge to urinate.

Q. Can I take Flodart Tablet PR with ibuprofen or paracetamol?

Flodart Tablet PR can be taken with ibuprofen or paracetamol. No harmful side effects or other interactions have been seen when they are taken together.

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