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Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet

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Composition for Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet

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Alcohol
Pregnancy
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Medicine Overview of Flokind D Tablet

Uses of Flokind D Tablet

Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Flokind D Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Flokind D are Impotence, Decreased libido, Breast pain, Ejaculation disorder, Dizziness.

How to use Flokind D Tablet

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. Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Flokind D Tablet works

Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Tamsulosin and Dutasteride which relieve the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin is an alpha-blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily. Dutasteride is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor which helps in shrinking the prostate by decreasing the level of a hormone that causes the prostate to grow.

In Depth Information on Flokind D Tablet

Expert advice for Flokind D Tablet

  • You have been prescribed Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet to relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Take it approximately 30 minutes after the same meal each day.
  • Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet may cause dizziness or blurring of vision. Don't 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 undergoing eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet.
  • 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 Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet.
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Flokind D Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Flokind D Tablet
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
CAUTION
Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Flokind D 0.4mg/5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Frequently asked questions about Flokind D Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Flokind D Tablet

Q. What is Flokind d?
Flokind d is a combination of two medicines: Tamsulosin and Dutasteride. This combination is used in the treatment of an enlarged prostate gland in men, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Dutasteride blocks the action of 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme, which causes the prostate gland to grow. The inhibition of this enzymes helps to decrease the size of the prostate gland. Tamsulosin works by relaxing the muscles of the prostate gland and the opening of the urinary bladder which further helps to increase the flow of urine and relieve the symptoms.
Q. Is it safe to use Flokind d?
Flokind d is safe in most of the patients when used in the dose and duration as recommended by the doctor. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like impotence, decreased libido, breast pain, ejaculation disorder, dizziness and other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Flokind d causes dizziness?
Yes, the use of Flokind d can cause dizziness as Tamsulosin can cause a fall in blood pressure when changing the posture from lying down to sitting or standing posture (orthostatic hypotension). This sudden fall in blood pressure can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, sensation of spinning and vertigo. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for sometime or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. What are the contraindications to the use of Flokind d?
The use of Flokind d is contraindicated in 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 contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine and in women of childbearing potential and who are pregnant. This medicine should not be even handled by a pregnant female as it may get absorbed through the skin and causes harm to the fetus.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than recommended dose of Flokind d can lead to increased chances of side effects. Always take your medicines in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Flokind d expire?
Yes, Flokind d does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Flokind d after the expiry date.
Q. Can the use of Flokind d 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 Tamsulosin, 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. Can the use of Flokind d cause priapism (persistent painful penile erection unrelated to sexual activity)?
Yes, the use of Flokind d can cause priapism (painful penile erection). It is a rare and serious side effects associated with its use. This condition can lead to permanent impotence if not treated immediately.
Q. Can the use of Flokind d have any impact on my cataract surgery?
Use of Flokind d 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. 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 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.

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