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GERISTART 0.4 MG TABLET

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Composition for GERISTART

Tamsulosin(0.4 mg)

food interaction for GERISTART

alcohol interaction for GERISTART

pregnancy interaction for GERISTART

lactation interaction for GERISTART

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Geristart 0.4 mg tablet with food.
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.
UNSAFE
Geristart 0.4 mg tablet 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Geristart 0.4 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for GERISTART

Tamsulosin(0.4 mg)

Uses

Geristart 0.4 mg tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).

How it works

Geristart 0.4 mg tablet works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

Common side effects

Frequent and excessive erections of penis, Back pain, Cough, Diarrhoea, Ejaculation disorder, Impotence, Insomnia, Running nose, Nasal congestion, Sleepiness, Sore throat

Common Dosage for GERISTART 0.4 MG TABLET

Patients taking GERISTART 0.4 MG TABLET

  • 96%
    Once A Day
  • 4%
    Thrice A week

SUBSTITUTES for GERISTART

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Expert advice for GERISTART

  • 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 GERISTART

Tamsulosin

Q.Is tamsulosin/ Flomax/ Veltam available over the counter?
No. Tamsulosin/ Flomax/ Veltam is not available over the counter. It is a prescription drug

Q.Is tamsulosin a steroid/ a diuretic?
No. Tamsulosin is not a steroid or diuretic. It is an alpha blocker

Q.Can I take tamsulosin with Cialis/ tadalafil/ finasteride/ ibuprofen/ sildenafil/ Viagra/ paracetamol/Tylenol/ Sudafed/ aspirin/, ciprofloxacin?
There are no confirmed studies about any interaction between tamsulosin and finasteride/ ibuprofen/ paracetamol/ Sudafed/ aspirin/ ciprofloxacin. However when tamsulosin is taken along with tadalafil or sildenefil the blood pressure may get lowered. Consult your doctor before use

Q.Does tamsulosin cause weight gain?
There is no confirmed evidence about tamsulosin causing weight gain. However the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine

Q.Does tamsulosin lower prostate specific antigen?
Tamsulosin can lower the prostate specific antigen. However the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine

Q.Does tamsulosin shrink prostate?
Tamsulosin is used to treat symptoms of enlarge prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), however tamsulosin does not shrink the prostate

Q.Does tamsulosin contain sulfa?
Yes, tamsulosin contains sulpha (sulphur moiety, sulphonamide). Please consult your doctor prior to taking tamsulosin, if you have any allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives (sulfa allergy).

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)