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Protam 200mg Tablet MR

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Overview

Introduction

Protam 200mg Tablet MR 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.

Protam 200mg Tablet MR 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 Protam Tablet MR

Side effects of Protam Tablet MR

Common
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Dizziness
  • Nasal congestion

How to use Protam Tablet MR

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. Protam 200mg Tablet MR is to be taken with food.

How Protam Tablet MR works

Protam 200mg Tablet MR is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily. This helps empty the bladder completely and reduces the need to pass urine frequently or urgently in BPH.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Protam 200mg Tablet MR may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Protam 200mg Tablet MR 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
Protam 200mg Tablet MR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Protam 200mg Tablet MR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Protam 200mg Tablet MR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Protam 200mg Tablet MR is recommended.
However, limited information is available on the use of Protam 200mg Tablet MR in patients with end stage kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Protam 200mg Tablet MR should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Protam 200mg Tablet MR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Protam Tablet MR?

If you miss a dose of Protam 200mg Tablet MR, 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Protam 200mg Tablet MR helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It does not decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Protam 200mg Tablet MR 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.
  • Protam 200mg Tablet MR 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 Protam 200mg Tablet MR.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Protam 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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What is hyperplasia nd wht a treatment
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Dermatology
Mr. PATIENT is not a medical condition, it's just a histological term mentioned in pathology reports
am having Benign prostate & have two stents . but recently, lack of desire & arousal
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi kindly start taking Chandraprabha vati 1-1 tablet morning evening after taking food with milk or water daily
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FAQs

Q. What is the best time to take Protam?

You can take the capsule after breakfast or after the first meal of the day. However, some doctors prefer it to be taken at night time after dinner. You should take it approximately 30 minutes following the same meal every day. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not open, crush or chew the medicine.

Q. Can the use of Protam increase blood sugar levels?

Use of Protam does not 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. Does Protam cause weight gain?

No, Protam does not usually cause any increase in the weight, even on long-term use. If you experience any weight gain while taking the medication, then consult your doctor to identify the cause of the weight gain.

Q. When does Protam start to work?

An improvement in urine flow can be seen in 4 to 8 hours after taking Protam. However, it may take 2 to 4 weeks for the full effect to come.

Q. Can I take Protam with vitamin D?

Yes, Protam can be taken with vitamin D. No harmful effects or interactions have been reported when these are used together.

Q. How does Protam help in removal of kidney stones?

In patient with kidney stones, Protam helps in removal of stones via urine. It works by relaxing the muscles of the urinary tract which causes an easy removal of the stones.Use of Protam in kidney stones also decreases the need for painkillers.

Q. Why does Protam cause dizziness?

Protam dilates the blood vessels and leads to the accumulation of blood in the extremities (ends of the arms and limbs). This restrains the proper flow of blood to the brain, thereby causing the blood pressure to fall on the sudden change in posture. As a result, the patient may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, spinning sensation, and vertigo.

Q. Why should I stop taking Protam before my cataract surgery?

Protam 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.

Q. Why does Protam cause stuffy nose?

Protam relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and this vasodilation of the blood vessels can cause a stuffy nose.

Q. Is Protam anticholinergic?

No, Protam is not an anticholinergic medication. It is a medicine that acts by relaxing the muscles in the prostate gland and neck of the urinary bladder, improving the urine flow in patients with benign enlargement of the prostate gland. Taking anticholinergic drugs in this condition or while taking Protam can increase the symptoms and worsen the condition.

Q. Can Protam cause frequent urination?

No, Protam does not cause frequent urination. In fact, this medicine increases the urine flow and decreases the urge to urinate frequently, which is a symptom of benign enlargement of the prostate gland. This condition also leads to a weak stream while urinating and hence the patient is not able to empty the bladder completely. Protam is used to treat all such symptoms related to urine flow in patients with benign enlargement of the prostate gland.

Q. What are the long-term effects of taking Protam?

Usually Protam does not cause any side effects in patients with benign enlargement of the prostate gland. However, long-term use of Protam may increase the chances of having infection, rhinitis, pain, and pharyngitis. Its long-term use may also cause abnormal ejaculation, blackouts, faintness, lightheadedness, dizziness, and decreased blood pressure.

Q. Apart from taking medicines, what should I do to manage my prostate symptoms?

Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your symptoms better. Try to urinate when you first get the urge. However, take care not to strain or push to empty your bladder. Avoid drinking fluids (especially alcohol, caffeine) a few hours before bedtime or going out. Also, you should not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor because some medicines can increase your urge to urinate.

Q. Can I take Protam with ibuprofen or paracetamol?

Protam can be taken with ibuprofen or paracetamol. No harmful side effects or other interactions have been seen when they are taken together.

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