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Geripod 8 Capsule

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Geripod 8 Capsule 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.

Geripod 8 Capsule 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 headache and tiredness. It may also lead to blurry vision or dizziness, so it is advised to avoid driving while on the medication. 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 are pregnant or breastfeeding, tell your doctor prior to the treatment. If you have to undergo eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma than 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.

Uses of Geripod Capsule

Benefits of Geripod Capsule

In Benign prostatic hyperplasia

When your prostate gland becomes enlarged it can cause urinary problems such as difficulty passing urine and a need to go to the toilet frequently or urgently. It can also cause urine flow to be slower. If not treated, there is a risk that your urine flow will be completely blocked. Geripod 8 Capsule works by relaxing muscles in the bladder and prostate. So, it can rapidly relieve the symptoms and make it easier for you to urinate. However, it may take up to 6 months to notice the full benefit. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed for maximum benefits.

Side effects of Geripod Capsule

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 Geripod

  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
  • Diarrhea
  • Tiredness

How to use Geripod Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Geripod 8 Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Geripod Capsule works

Geripod 8 Capsule is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Geripod 8 Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Geripod 8 Capsule 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Geripod 8 Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CAUTION
Geripod 8 Capsule may cause dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Geripod 8 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Geripod 8 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Geripod 8 Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Geripod 8 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Geripod 8 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Geripod 8 Capsule in these patients.

What if you forget to take Geripod Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Geripod 8 Capsule, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Geripod 8 Capsule helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It does not decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Geripod 8 Capsule 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.
  • Geripod 8 Capsule 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 Geripod 8 Capsule.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Indolecarboxamides Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
UROLOGY

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Geripod 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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Having geripod d for 6 months for prostrate gland.when I 'll stop having this madicine
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
U have to continue this till u r getting benefit from it
prostrate gland enlargement difficult to pass urine doctor has prescribed silodosin geripod 8mg for 10 days is it ok
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
Yes continue it if u r getting benefit from it
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FAQs

Q. When should I take Geripod 8 Capsule?

It is usually advised to take the dose of Geripod 8 Capsule 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 Geripod 8 Capsule?

In some cases, Geripod 8 Capsule 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 Geripod 8 Capsule. This makes the operation difficult and tedious. Hence, you should always inform your eye specialist about any history related to the use of Geripod 8 Capsule. Also, the doctor should be informed about all the medication that you are on before starting the treatment.

Q. Can Geripod 8 Capsule cause erectile dysfunction?

Geripod 8 Capsule usually does not affect erectile function. However, Geripod 8 Capsule 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 Geripod 8 Capsule lower blood pressure?

Yes, Geripod 8 Capsule 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. What is Geripod 8 Capsule used for?

Geripod 8 Capsule 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. Can I take sildenafil while taking Geripod 8 Capsule?

You must consult your doctor before you start taking these medications. Geripod 8 Capsule can sometimes cause low blood pressure and fainting. Taking sildenafil along with Geripod 8 Capsule 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.

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References

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