Monolosin 0.4mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Monolosin Capsule

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Uses of Monolosin Capsule

Monolosin 0.4mg Capsule is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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Side effects of Monolosin Capsule

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Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder.

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How to use Monolosin 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 Monolosin 0.4mg Capsule with food.

How Monolosin Capsule works

Monolosin 0.4mg 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 Monolosin Capsule

Expert advice for Monolosin Capsule

  • Monolosin 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.
  • Don't stop taking Monolosin suddenly. Talk to your doctor first.
  • Avoid standing up suddenly from sitting or lying position as you may feel dizzy, lightheaded, and fainting may occur. Monolosin is best taken at bedtime to avoid these problems.
  • Monolosin can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take special precaution if you have to drive, use machines or do any activity that needs alertness.
  • Inform your doctor that you are taking this medicine before undergoing any surgery like cataract surgery.
  • Inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney or liver disease.
  • Monolosin is not meant to be used by women
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Warnings
Special precautions for Monolosin 0.4mg Capsule
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Alcohol
CAUTION
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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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Monolosin 0.4mg 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
CAUTION
Monolosin 0.4mg Capsule should be used with caution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.

is not indicated for use in women.
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Driving
SAFE
Monolosin 0.4mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Monolosin 0.4mg Capsule should be used with caution in patie
nts with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Monolosin 0.4mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
UNSAFE
Monolosin 0.4mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to moderate liver disease.Not advisable in patients with the severe liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Flugee 150mg Tablet, Fixtral 100mg Capsule, Tazzle 10mg Tablet, Tazzle 20mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Tamsulosin, 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 Monolosin 0.4mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Tamsulosin

Monolosin can be taken after any meal of the day but after the same meal every day. It should be taken half an hour after food.
Q. Can I take Monolosin with terazosin?
No, Monolosin should not be taken with terazosin. Taking them together can cause a severe fall in blood pressure.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Monolosin while the patient is on a catheter?
Clinical studies have shown beneficial results of using Monolosin in patients catheterised for acute urinary retention caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). These patients could pass urine more easily after catheter removal with a lesser need for re-catheterisation. Monolosin can be given to a patient with a catheter in place and can continue even after removal of the catheter.
Monolosin is not an anticholinergic medicine. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Is Monolosin same as solifenacin?
No, Monolosin is not same as solifenacin. Both belong to different classes of drugs. Monolosin is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia whereas solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder.
Retrograde ejaculation (semen does not leave the body, instead goes into the bladder) and ejaculation failure (reduced or absent ejaculation volume) are common problems associated with the use of Monolosin, but this is harmless and more commonly seen at higher doses. Priapism (painful erection) is also a rare and serious side effect associated with its use.
Monolosin is not a steroid. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Monolosin with deflazacort?
Yes, Monolosin can be taken with deflazacort. No harmful effects or any other interactions have been reported when they are used together.
Lowering of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has not been seen with Monolosin. However, the effect may vary from patient to patient who is taking the medicine. You may need to get prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels checked at regular intervals. If there are any changes in the PSA levels during therapy, consult your doctor.
Monolosin is not known to cause hair loss. If you notice excessive hair loss during the therapy, consult your doctor.
Monolosin is not an over the counter medicine. It is a prescription medicine and can be bought from a pharmacy only when prescribed by a doctor.
Use of Monolosin is not reported to increase your blood sugar levels. If you notice any change in the blood sugar levels while taking it, consult your doctor as this could be due to some condition which needs attention.
Q. Can I take Monolosin with tadalafil?
You need to take special precaution when taking Monolosin with tadalafil. Both are known to decrease blood pressure and can cause orthostatic hypotension (fall in blood pressure when standing from a sitting or lying down position). When taken together they can cause a severe fall in blood pressure which can be harmful.
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect with Monolosin. Please consult your doctor in case you experience changes in weight while taking Monolosin.
Monolosin use is not known to cause dry mouth.
Q. Can I take Monolosin with doxazosin?
No, Monolosin should not be taken along with doxazosin. Both the medicines decrease blood pressure and taking them together can cause a severe fall in blood pressure.
Monolosin can reduce the blood pressure but not very significantly. However, it is also reported to cause postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure when you stand suddenly). Consult your doctor if you have these symptoms as the dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
Q. Can I take Monolosin with finasteride?
Yes, Monolosin can be taken with finasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Monolosin relaxes the bladder muscles which helps in free passage of urine and provides immediate relief and finasteride decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.
Monolosin is not indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you are suffering from erectile dysfunction for its right treatment.
An improvement in urine flow can be seen in 4 to 8 hours after taking Monolosin. However, it may take 2 to 4 weeks for the full effect to come.
No,Monolosin is not a diuretic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Monolosin with sildenafil?
Special caution needs to be taken when Monolosin is taken along with sildenafil. Both are known to decrease blood pressure and can also cause orthostatic hypotension (fall in blood pressure when standing from a sitting position). So, when taken together they can cause a severe fall in blood pressure which can be harmful.
Monolosin is not an antibiotic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Monolosin with ibuprofen or paracetamol?
Monolosin can be taken with ibuprofen or paracetamol. No harmful side effects or other interactions have been seen when they are taken together.
Q. Can I use Monolosin with oxybutynin?
Monolosin can be taken with oxybutynin. Monolosin is given along when oxybutynin alone fails to control symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Oxybutynin helps in providing relief from symptoms of overactive bladder (urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency).
Q. Is Monolosin better than silodosin?
Monolosin and silodosin belong to the same class of drugs and are equally good in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, Monolosin commonly causes postural hypotension and dose reduction is not needed in renal disease patients whereas silodosin more commonly causes retrograde ejaculation and its dose may need to be decreased in patients with renal disease.
Monolosin itself is not known to cause any cancers. It is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which can co-exist with prostate cancer. So, screening for prostate cancer should be done before and after starting the therapy
Monolosin contains sulfur molecule in its structure. Patients with a sulfa allergy should report it to the doctor prior to therapy with Monolosin. However, allergic reaction due to the drug has only been rarely reported.
Q. Can I take Monolosin with ciprofloxacin?
Monolosin 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.
Monolosin helps in removal of kidney stones which are in the distal ureter. It works by relaxing the muscles of the urinary tract which causes an easy removal of the stones. It does not break the kidney stones. Use of Monolosin also decreases the need for painkillers.
Monolosin is not a beta blocker. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Monolosin with pseudoephedrine?
Monolosin 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.
Although Monolosin is not contraindicated if you have tachycardia, you should be very careful while taking this medicine as it can cause a fall in blood pressure.which leads to increased heart rate (tachycardia).
Monolosin is not a blood-thinner. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Monolosin with aspirin?
Monolosin 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.
Q. Can I take Monolosin with vitamin D?
Yes, Monolosin can be taken with vitamin D. No harmful effects or any interactions have been reported when these are used together.
Monolosin is not a narcotic substance. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Do not stop taking Monolosin until you are asked by your doctor to do so. Continue taking it, even if you are feeling good. Monolosin needs to be stopped temporarily if you are undergoing any eye surgery like a cataract.
Yes, Monolosin is an alpha blocker. It is a specific alpha1-adrenergic receptor blocker and is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Monolosin with dutasteride?
Yes, Monolosin can be taken with dutasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Monolosin relaxes the bladder muscles and provides immediate relief by helping in free passage of urine and dutasteride decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.
Monolosin is contraindicated in patients with a history of allergy to Monolosin, history of postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure when getting up from sitting or lying down position) or severe liver disorders.
Monolosin causes peripheral blood vessel dilatation and pooling of blood in extremities leading to a fall in blood pressure on the sudden change in posture from lying down to sitting or standing. The patient experiences dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, spinning sensation, and vertigo. This can be prevented if the patient remains in the lying down position for a long time. So, it is preferred to take Monolosin at bedtime especially when therapy is initiated.
Monolosin causes peripheral blood vessel dilatation and pooling of blood in extremities causing fall in blood pressure on the sudden change in posture from lying down to sitting or standing. This makes patient experiences dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, spinning sensation, and vertigo.
Monolosin can be taken till the symptoms are under control. Some clinical studies have used Monolosin for as long as 6 years.
Q. Is Monolosin better than alfuzosin?
Monolosin and alfuzosin belong to the same class of drugs and are equally good in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, Monolosin is seen to cause more ejaculatory problems like retrograde ejaculation and anejaculation and has more chances of causing floppy iris syndrome which can affect the clinical outcomes in cataract surgery.
Q. Can I use Monolosin with antibiotics?
Monolosin should not be used with ketoconazole which is an antifungal as it can increase the levels of Monolosin and cause a fall in blood pressure. It is not known to have any significant interactions with other antibiotics.
Monolosin can cause floppy eye syndrome in which the muscles of the iris become floppy and the pupil constricts unexpectedly during cataract surgery. So, when the eye surgeon actually needs a dilated pupil, it will constrict and restrict the field of surgery and can affect the surgical outcomes.
Monolosin relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and this vasodilation of the blood vessels can cause a stuffy nose.
Monolosin is not an anti-inflammatory medicine. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It relaxes the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland which helps in easy passage of urine and also decreases the urge to urinate again and again.
Monolosin is not a hormone. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland.
Monolosin is not a nitrate. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland.
Monolosin is not a statin drug. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland.
Yes, like any other medicine, Monolosin has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Monolosin is not a pain killer. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland. However, Monolosin decreases the need for painkillers in a specific condition like kidney stones.
Q. Is Monolosin a safe drug?
Monolosin is safe if used for a prescribed duration in doses as prescribed by your physician. However, there are some very common side effects that you can experience with the dose advised, like a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Monolosin is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
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