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Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Riflo Tablet

Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to empty the bladder completely and reduces the need to pass urine frequently or urgently. However, it does not decrease the size of the prostate.

Always take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. It should be taken orally with food. You should finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. But, before taking it, inform doctor if your suffering from any liver or kidney disease. If you have to undergo an eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma than inform your eye doctor about the usage of this medicine.

It is usually well tolerated. However, it may produce some mild side effects such as dizziness, so avoid driving or doing things that need mental focus. Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your symptoms better. Try to urinate as soon as you feel the urge. However, take care not to strain or push to empty your bladder. You should avoid drinking fluids (especially alcohol, caffeine) a few hours before going to bed or going out.

Uses of Riflo Tablet

Riflo Tablet side effects

Common
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Dizziness
  • Nasal congestion

How to use Riflo Tablet

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. Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Take Tamsulosin 30-60 minutes after the same meal each day.

How Riflo Tablet works

Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet 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.

Riflo Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet 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
Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, limited information is available on the use of Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet in patients with end stage kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Riflo Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet, 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

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Expert Advice

  • Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It does not decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet 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.
  • Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet 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 Riflo 0.4 mg Tablet.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Riflo with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Ketozoe, Ketazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Joy On, One Up
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Suvida Force
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
MODERATE
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
MODERATE
Brand(s): Vemol
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Riflo

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am having Benign prostate & have two stents . but recently, lack of desire & arousal
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Hi kindly start taking Chandraprabha vati 1-1 tablet morning evening after taking food with milk or water daily
Taking urimax 0.4mg tablet since 1st week of March for prostate enlargement, slow & painful urinates.Now there is no problem & pain during passing of urine. Kindly advise how much time to take tablet.
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Sexologist
Continue it for 6 months
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FAQs

Q. What is the best time to take Riflo?

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 Riflo increase blood sugar levels?

Use of Riflo 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 Riflo cause weight gain?

No, Riflo 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 Riflo start to work?

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

Q. Can I take Riflo with vitamin D?

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

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

In patient with kidney stones, Riflo 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 Riflo in kidney stones also decreases the need for painkillers.

Q. Why does Riflo cause dizziness?

Riflo 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 Riflo before my cataract surgery?

Riflo 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 Riflo cause stuffy nose?

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

Q. Is Riflo anticholinergic?

No, Riflo 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 Riflo can increase the symptoms and worsen the condition.

Q. Can Riflo cause frequent urination?

No, Riflo 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. Riflo 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 Riflo?

Usually Riflo does not cause any side effects in patients with benign enlargement of the prostate gland. However, long-term use of Riflo 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 Riflo with ibuprofen or paracetamol?

Riflo 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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