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Composition FOR FLOLITE D

Tamsulosin(NA),Dutasteride(NA)

food interaction for FLOLITE D

alcohol interaction for FLOLITE D

pregnancy interaction for FLOLITE D

lactation interaction for FLOLITE D

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.
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Flolite d tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Flolite d tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR FLOLITE D

Tamsulosin(NA)

Uses

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

How it works

Tamsulosin relaxes the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland, so it becomes easy to pass urine.

Common side effects

Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder
Dutasteride(NA)

Uses

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

How it works

Dutasteride blocks an enzyme which is necessary to change testosterone to another hormone that causes the prostate to grow. As a result, it helps to shrink the prostate and relieve the symptoms like difficulty in passing urine.

Common side effects

Decreased libido, Decreased semen volume, Impotence

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Expert advice FOR FLOLITE D

  • 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 FLOLITE D

Tamsulosin

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How does tamsulosin work?
Tamsulosin is an alpha blocker. It is used in men for the treatment of complaints of the lower urinary tract associated with an enlarged prostatic gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia) which includes difficulty in urinating (poor stream), dribbling, urgency and having to urinate frequently (many times) at night as well as during the day. It decreases the tension of the smooth muscles in the prostate and the urethra, enabling urine to pass more easily through the urethra and facilitating urination. In addition, it decreases sensations of urge.

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Can I take tamsulosin with food?
Tamsulosin should be taken half an hour after food as food may delay its absorption. It can be taken after any meal of the day but after the same meal every day.

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Does tamsulosin cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect with tamsulosin. Please consult your doctor in case you experience changes in weight while taking tamsulosin.

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Is tamsulosin available over the counter?
Tamsulosin is not an over the counter medicine. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.

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Does tamsulosin lower prostate specific antigen (PSA)?
Lowering of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has not been seen with tamsulosin. However, the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine. You may need to get prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels checked at regular intervals afterward. If there are any changes in the PSA levels during therapy, consult your doctor.

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Does tamsulosin shrink prostate?
Tamsulosin is used to treat symptoms of enlarge prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). It does not shrink the prostate. Please consult your doctor if you need treatment for a large prostate.

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Is tamsulosin an antibiotic?
Tamsulosin is not an antibiotic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used for the treatment of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Is tamsulosin a diuretic?
No, tamsulosin is not a diuretic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used for the treatment of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Is tamsulosin an alpha blocker?
Yes, tamsulosin is an alpha blocker. It is a specific alpha1-adrenergic receptor blocker and is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Is tamsulosin a narcotic?
Tamsulosin is not a narcotic substance. t is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used for the treatment of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Is tamsulosin a blood thinner?
Tamsulosin is not a blood-thinner. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used for the treatment of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Is tamsulosin a beta blocker?
Tamsulosin is not a beta blocker. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used for the treatment of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Is tamsulosin a sulfa drug?
Tamsulosin contains sulfur molecule in its structure. Patients with a sulfa allergy should report it to the doctor prior to therapy with tamsulosin. However, allergic reaction due to the drug has only been rarely reported.

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Is tamsulosin a steroid?
Tamsulosin is not a steroid. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used for the treatment of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Is tamsulosin an anticholinergic?
Tamsulosin is not an anticholinergic medicine. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used for the treatment of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Can I take tamsulosin in the morning?
Tamsulosin should be taken half an hour after food. It can be taken after any meal of the day but after the same meal every day. Consult your doctor for appropriate dosing of the drug.

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Does tamsulosin help in erectile dysfunction?
Tamsulosin is not indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you have conditions like erectile dysfunction for the right treatment.

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Does tamsulosin affect blood pressure?
Tamsulosin does not have any significant effect on blood pressure. However, it can reduce the blood pressure and is also associated with postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure when you stand suddenly). Consult your doctor if you have these symptoms during therapy as the dose of the medicine may need to be changed.

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Does tamsulosin cause dry mouth?
Tamsulosin use is not known to cause dry mouth as there is very little clinical data available. However, consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom while taking the drug.

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Does tamsulosin raise blood sugar?
Tamsulosin use is not associated with a rise in blood sugar levels. If you notice any change in the blood sugar levels while taking the medication, consult your doctor.

Q.

Does tamsulosin cause hair loss?
Tamsulosin is not known to cause hair loss. If you notice excessive hair loss during the therapy, consult your doctor.

Q.

Can I take tamsulosin with tadalafil?
Both tadalafil and tamsulosin have a potential to lower blood pressure and can cause hypotension (fall in blood pressure) if given together. Consult your doctor before taking the medicines together.

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Can I take tamsulosin with ibuprofen?
Tamsulosin and ibuprofen are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together as interactions can occur.

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Can I take tamsulosin with finasteride?
Tamsulosin and finasteride, when taken together, are not reported to have any interactions. However, consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.

Q.

Can I take sildenafil with tamsulosin?
Both sildenafil and tamsulosin have a potential to lower blood pressure and can cause hypotension (fall in blood pressure) if given together. Consult your doctor before taking the medicines together.

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Can I take paracetamol with tamsulosin?
Tamsulosin and paracetamol are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions and can be safely taken together. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.

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Can I take aspirin with tamsulosin?
Tamsulosin 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.

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Can I take pseudoephedrine with tamsulosin?
Tamsulosin 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.

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Can I take tamsulosin with ciprofloxacin?
Tamsulosin 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.

Dutasteride

Q.

Is dutasteride a hormone/antiandrogen/steroid?
No, it belongs to class of medication called called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors

Q.

Is dutasteride safe?
Dutasteride is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.

Is dutasteride same as finasteride?
Dutasteride and finasteride belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response

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Is dutasteride better than finasteride?
Dutasteride and finasteride belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response

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Is dutasteride cytotoxic?
No, it is not cytotoxic

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Is dutasteride a generic drug?
Yes, it is a generic drug

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Does dutasteride increase or decrease testosterone/ weight loss/hair loss / depression/shredding?
Dutasteride may cause hair loss. Increase or decrease in testosterone, weight loss depression and shredding is not observed clinically Patients should follow doctor's advice regarding possible side effects

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Does dutasteride help in preventing hair loss?
No, it may cause hair loss.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)