Medicine Overview of Olyster Tablet
Side Effects of Olyster are Dizziness, Headache, Drowsiness, Low energy, Weakness, Palpitations, Nausea.
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. Olyster 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Olyster 5 mg Tablet is an alpha-blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate.
In Depth Information on Olyster Tablet
- You have been prescribed Olyster 5 mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
It may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure, especially when you first start taking Olyster 5 mg Tablet. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
- Do not consume alcohol while taking Olyster 5 mg Tablet as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine causing increased dizziness.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Olyster 5 mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
Inform your doctor that you are taking Olyster 5 mg Tablet if you are scheduled for a cataract surgery.
- It may also be used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Olyster Tablet related warnings
Taking terazosin with alcohol can lower blood pressure. This may cause dizziness, especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Olyster 5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Olyster 5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Olyster 5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Olyster 5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Olyster 5 mg Tablet is recommended.
Olyster 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olyster 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Olyster 5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Olyster 5 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Olyster Tablet
Q. Is Olyster a beta blocker or an alpha blocker?
Olyster belongs to class of medications called alpha-receptor blockers or alpha-blockers
Olyster is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Olyster a statin or a blood thinner (thin the blood)?
Olyster is neither a statin nor a blood thinner
Q. Is terazosin a diuretic?
No, terazosin is not a diuretic, it antagonizes the alpha receptors causing relaxation of the smooth muscle tone in the prostate and bladder neck, hence the urine is passed easily in patients with enlarged prostrate
Q. Is Olyster a narcotic?
No, Olyster is not a narcotic
Q. Does Olyster lower heart rate?
No, Olyster is not known to reduce heart rate. Increase in heart rate or irregular heart rate is a common adverse event reported for Olyster
Q. Does Olyster cause weight gain/ impotence/ tiredness/ constipation and dry mouth?
Weight gain/ tiredness/ constipation and dry mouth are common side effects of Olyster therapy. However is not known to cause impotence. It may rarely cause painful prolonged erections (Priapism), which if untreated may cause impotence
Q. Can I take Olyster with Cialis (tadalafil)?
Please follow your doctor's advice before taking these medications with Olyster. As combining Cialis (tadalafil) with Olyster can lower your blood pressure and increase the risk of dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, and nasal congestion
Q. Can I take Olyster with Flomax (tamsulosin)?
Olyster and Flomax (tamulosin) are both used for the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Please follow your doctor's advice before taking any medications when on treatment with Olyster
Q. Does Olyster lower Prostate specific antigen (PSA)?
No, Olyster does not lower PSA.
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