Geripod 4mg Capsule

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Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Geripod 4mg Capsule

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₹15.22/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Geripod Capsule

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Uses of Geripod Capsule

Geripod 4mg Capsule is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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Side effects of Geripod Capsule

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Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder.

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How to use Geripod Capsule

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. It is better to take Geripod 4mg Capsule with food.
Avoid Geripod 4mg Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Geripod Capsule works

Geripod 4mg capsule is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

In Depth Information on Geripod Capsule

Expert advice for Geripod Capsule

  • Geripod helps in relieving only the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It doesn't decrease the size of the prostate.
  • It may take 2 to 4 weeks before you experience complete relief in your symptoms. Tell your doctor if there is no improvement after 4 weeks.
  • Geripod may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, lightheaded, or weak, especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). Take special precaution if you have to drive, use machines or do any activity that needs alertness.
  • If you're undergoing eye surgery due to cataract or Glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Geripod.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Geripod 4mg Capsule
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Silodosin with alcohol may have additive effects in l
owering your blood pressure. You may experience a headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Geripod 4mg Capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Geripod 4mg Capsul
e during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
Dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure may occur in
some patients while on Geripod 4mg Capsule. If you are affected in this way, your ability to drive may be impaired.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Geripod 4mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Geripod 4mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Geripod 4mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
Geripod 4mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Geripod 4mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

There is limited information available on the use of Geripod 4mg Capsule in patients with severe liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Flugee 150mg Tablet, Canditz 100mg Capsule, Pah 20mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Silodosin, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Geripod 4mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Silodosin

Q. Does silodosin contain sulfa?
No, it does not contain sulfa
Q. What is silodosin used for?
Silodosin is used for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy, which is a non-cancerous enlargement of prostate causing symptoms during urination like hesitancy, incomplete emptying, weak stream, increased urgency and frequency, and increased urination in the night
Q. How does silodosin work?
It blocks the alpha-1 receptors located in the muscles of human prostate, urinary bladder and urethra and relaxes It works by relieving symptoms associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy by relaxing these muscles of prostate and bladder, resulting in an improvement in urine flow and a reduction in BPH symptoms.
Q. Is Geripod better than Tamsulosin?
Geripod and Tamsulosin belong to the same class of drugs and are equally good in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, Tamsulosin commonly causes postural hypotension and dose reduction is not needed in renal disease patients whereas Geripod more commonly causes retrograde ejaculation and its dose may need to be decreased in patients with renal disease.
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