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Prostagard 4 Capsule

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Product introduction

Prostagard 4 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.

Prostagard 4 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 retrograde ejaculation, dizziness, diarrhea, orthostatic hypotension, headache, nasopharyngitis, and nasal congestion. 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 have to undergo eye surgery due to cataracts or glaucoma then 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 Prostagard Capsule


Side effects of Prostagard 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 Prostagard

  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)

How to use Prostagard Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Prostagard 4 Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Prostagard Capsule works

Prostagard 4 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
Prostagard 4 Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Prostagard 4 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Prostagard 4 Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Silodosin is not indicated for use in women.
Driving
CAUTION
Prostagard 4 Capsule may cause dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Prostagard 4 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Prostagard 4 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Prostagard 4 Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Prostagard 4 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Prostagard 4 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Prostagard 4 Capsule in these patients.

What if you forget to take Prostagard Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Prostagard 4 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.

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Quick tips

  • Prostagard 4 Capsule helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It does not decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Prostagard 4 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.
  • Prostagard 4 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 Prostagard 4 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
Action Class
Uroselective adrenergic receptor(α1a) antagonist

Interaction with drugs

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Q. What is Prostagard 4 Capsule used for?

Prostagard 4 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. When should I take Prostagard 4 Capsule?

It is usually advised to take the dose of Prostagard 4 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 Prostagard 4 Capsule?

In some cases, Prostagard 4 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 Prostagard 4 Capsule. This makes the operation difficult and tedious. Hence, you should always inform your eye specialist about any history related to the use of Prostagard 4 Capsule. Also, the doctor should be informed about all the medication that you are on before starting the treatment.

Q. Can Prostagard 4 Capsule cause erectile dysfunction?

Prostagard 4 Capsule usually does not affect erectile function. However, Prostagard 4 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 Prostagard 4 Capsule lower blood pressure?

Yes, Prostagard 4 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. Can I take sildenafil while taking Prostagard 4 Capsule?

You must consult your doctor before you start taking these medications. Prostagard 4 Capsule can sometimes cause low blood pressure and fainting. Taking sildenafil along with Prostagard 4 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

  1. Westfall TC, WestfallIn DP. Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 307.
  2. Sildosin. Milan, Italy: Recordati Industria Chimica e Farmaceutica. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Mercantile Chamber, 3rd Floor, 12, J.N. Heredia Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai – 400 001, India.
Country of origin: India
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