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Composition FOR PROTAM MR

Tamsulosin(200 mg)

food interaction for PROTAM MR

alcohol interaction for PROTAM MR

pregnancy interaction for PROTAM MR

lactation interaction for PROTAM MR

medicine interaction for PROTAM MR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Protam mr 200mg 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
Protam mr 200mg 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
Protam mr 200mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR PROTAM MR

    Tamsulosin(200 mg)

    Uses

    Protam mr 200mg tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

    How it works

    Protam mr 200mg tablet relaxes the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland, so it becomes easy to pass urine.

    Common side effects

    Headache, Dizziness, Back pain, Blurred vision, Decreased libido, Sinus inflammation, Running nose, Insomnia, Weakness, Sleepiness, Ejaculation disorder, Nausea, Infection, Pharyngitis, tooth disorders, Diarrhoea, Cough, Chest pain

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    Expert advice FOR PROTAM MR

    • 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 PROTAM MR

    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

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    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 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)