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Flospurt-D Tablet

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Introduction of Silodosin

Flospurt-D Tablet is a combination of two medicines that work in different ways to treat men with an enlarged prostate gland. It helps to relieve symptoms such as difficulty urinating or needing to go to the toilet more often. It is not used to prevent prostate cancer.

Flospurt-D Tablet 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.
Some common side effects of this medicine are retrograde ejaculation, dizziness, diarrhea, orthostatic hypotension, headache, nasopharyngitis, and nasal congestion. 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 or kidney disease must be cautious while receiving the prescription, and they must receive regular follow-ups as per the doctor’s advice.

Introduction of Dutasteride

Flospurt-D Tablet is a combination of two medicines that work in different ways to treat men with an enlarged prostate gland. It helps to relieve symptoms such as difficulty urinating or needing to go to the toilet more often. It is not used to prevent prostate cancer.

It should be taken by mouth with or without food. This medicine is given for long time as takes few months to show its effects. Thus, it is important to take it as advised by doctor and complete the full course of treatment.

It is usually well tolerated. However, it may produce some mild sexual side effects such as low sexual drive. Remember you should not donate blood for 6 months after taking the last dose of this medicine.

Uses of Silodosin

Uses of Dutasteride


Side effects of Silodosin

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 Flospurt-D

  • Dizziness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Headache
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Nausea
  • Infection
  • Abdominal pain

Side effects of Dutasteride

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 Flospurt-D

  • Impotence
  • Decreased libido
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Breast enlargement in male
  • Breast tenderness in male

How Silodosin works

Flospurt-D Tablet is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

How Dutasteride works

Flospurt-D Tablet is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. It 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Flospurt-D Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Flospurt-D Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Flospurt-D Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Flospurt-D Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Flospurt-D Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Flospurt-D Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Flospurt-D Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flospurt-D Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Flospurt-D Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Flospurt-D Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Flospurt-D 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.

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Quick tips

Silodosin

  • Silodosin helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It does not decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Silodosin 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.
  • Silodosin 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 Silodosin.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Dutasteride

  • Your doctor has prescribed Dutasteride to shrink the enlarged prostate and reduce the risk of urinary retention.
  • It may take 3 to 6 months to see the full beneficial effect of Dutasteride. Hence, continue taking the medicine as advised by your doctor.
  • Dutasteride is usually well tolerated. However, it may produce some mild sexual side effects such as low sexual drive.
  • Do not donate blood for 6 months after taking the last dose of Dutasteride.

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FAQs

Silodosin

Q. What is Silodosin used for?

Silodosin is a medicine given for the treatment of difficulty in urination, urinary dribbling, a strong urge to urination, and frequent urination during the night. It is also used to relieve other symptoms associated with benign enlargement of the prostate gland. It works by reducing the tension in the muscles of the urinary tract like the prostate gland and urethra. It facilitates an easier flow of urine through the urethra, and hence, is very useful in men with difficulty of urination.

Q. When should I take Silodosin?

It is usually advised to take the dose of Silodosin daily with a meal. Prefer taking it at the same time of the day. In patients with any kidney impairment, the dose is reduced by the doctor. Patients who are unable to swallow the capsules can open the capsule and sprinkle the powder on a tablespoon of apple sauce. Consume this mixture immediately within 5 minutes without chewing and drink a glass of cool water immediately afterwards.

Q. Can I undergo cataract surgery while taking Silodosin?

In some cases, Silodosin has shown specific side effect on the eyes. It has been observed that during an eye surgery the iris tends to get floppy and pupil size becomes small in patients taking Silodosin. This makes the operation difficult and tedious. Hence, you should always inform your eye specialist about any history related to the use of Silodosin. Also, the doctor should be informed about all the medication that you are on before starting the treatment.

Q. Can Silodosin cause erectile dysfunction?

Silodosin usually does not affect erectile function. However, Silodosin may cause other sexual problems like ejaculatory dysfunction and failure to ejaculate. If you experience any side effects or uneasiness while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.

Q. Does Silodosin lower blood pressure?

Yes, Silodosin may cause a drop in blood pressure. This most commonly occurs while taking the first dose of this medicine. Hence, you should be cautious while driving, operating any machinery, or doing any important work during the initial days of treatment. Consult your doctor before you start taking this medication.

Q. Can I take sildenafil while taking Silodosin?

You must consult your doctor before you start taking these medications. Silodosin can sometimes cause low blood pressure and fainting. Taking sildenafil along with Silodosin can further deteriorate the condition. It could also lead to increased chances of drop in blood pressure in a few sensitive patients. As a result, there could be increase in chances of fainting which could be dangerous.
Dutasteride

Q. How long does it take for Dutasteride to work?

Dutasteride starts working within a few days of taking this medicine, and you may notice a constant improvement in your symptoms. However, for some patients, this medicine may take around 3-6 months to work. You should keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

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References

  1. CiplaMed. Silodosin + Dutasteride. [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Silodosin. Corona, California: Watson Laboratories, Inc.; 2008 [revised Jan. 2013]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Dutasteride. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: GlaxoSmithKline; 2001 [revised Jun. 2008]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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