Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER

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Medicine Overview of Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER

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Uses of Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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Side effects of Tamsulosin

Common

Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder.

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How to use Tamsulosin

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.

How Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER works

Tamsulosin is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.
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Uses of Tolterodine

Tolterodine is used in the treatment of Overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms
OAB is a collection of urinary storage symptoms, including urgency, incontinence, frequency and nocturia.
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Side effects of Tolterodine

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Dry mouth, Constipation, Headache, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Blurred vision, Dry skin.

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How to use Tolterodine

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.

How Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER works

Tolterodine is an antimuscarinic. It works by relaxing muscles of the urinary bladder and prevents frequent, urgent or uncontrolled urination.

In Depth Information on Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER

Expert advice for Tamsulosin

  • Fully effective within 2 weeks in most men, but some men show improvement within hours or days of starting treatment.
  • Does not decrease the size of the prostate or prevent it from growing. Some men will eventually need surgery to relieve their symptoms.
  • No or mild side effects even on long-term use. Low strength (asthenia), sleepiness and a slight fall in blood pressure may occur.
  • Retrograde ejaculation may occur as a side effect but should disappear when treatment is stopped.
  • It may affect your eye muscles; this should be harmless unless you are scheduled for a cataract surgery.

Expert advice for Tolterodine

  • Reduces abnormal contractions of bladder.
  • Can take up to 4 weeks before you see an improvement in your symptoms.
  • Helpful in men with urinary symptoms caused by enlarged prostate.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol or carbonated drinks as they can worsen your symptoms.
  • Side effects are mild and usually include dry mouth and eyes, constipation, difficulty urinating, blurred vision and sleepiness.
Warnings
Special precautions for Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER
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Alcohol
CAUTION
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.

Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking tolterodine.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER is probably usafe to use during lact
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or a
ffect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
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Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER should be used with caution in patie
nts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER should be used with caution in patie
nts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Roliflo OD-2 Capsule ER

Frequently asked questions for Tamsulosin

Q. Can I take Tamsulosin in the morning?
Tamsulosin can be taken after any meal of the day but after the same meal every day. It should be taken half an hour after food.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with terazosin?
No, Tamsulosin should not be taken with terazosin. Taking them together can cause a severe fall in blood pressure.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Tamsulosin while the patient is on a catheter?
Clinical studies have shown beneficial results of using Tamsulosin in patients catheterised for acute urinary retention caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). These patients could pass urine more easily after catheter removal with a lesser need for re-catheterisation. Tamsulosin can be given to a patient with a catheter in place and can continue even after removal of the catheter.
Q. Is Tamsulosin an anticholinergic?
Tamsulosin is not an anticholinergic medicine. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Is Tamsulosin same as solifenacin?
No, Tamsulosin is not same as solifenacin. Both belong to different classes of drugs. Tamsulosin is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia whereas solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder.
Q. Does Tamsulosin cause ejaculation problems?
Retrograde ejaculation (semen does not leave the body, instead goes into the bladder) and ejaculation failure (reduced or absent ejaculation volume) are common problems associated with the use of Tamsulosin, but this is harmless and more commonly seen at higher doses. Priapism (painful erection) is also a rare and serious side effect associated with its use.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a steroid?
Tamsulosin is not a steroid. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with deflazacort?
Yes, Tamsulosin can be taken with deflazacort. No harmful effects or any other interactions have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Does Tamsulosin lower prostate specific antigen (PSA)?
Lowering of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has not been seen with Tamsulosin. However, the effect may vary from patient to patient who is taking the medicine. You may need to get prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels checked at regular intervals. If there are any changes in the PSA levels during therapy, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Tamsulosin cause hair loss?
Tamsulosin is not known to cause hair loss. If you notice excessive hair loss during the therapy, consult your doctor.
Q. Is Tamsulosin available over the counter?
Tamsulosin is not an over the counter medicine. It is a prescription medicine and can be bought from a pharmacy only when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Tamsulosin increase blood sugar levels?
Use of Tamsulosin is not reported to 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. Can I take Tamsulosin with tadalafil?
You need to take special precaution when taking Tamsulosin with tadalafil. Both are known to decrease blood pressure and can cause orthostatic hypotension (fall in blood pressure when standing from a sitting or lying down position). When taken together they can cause a severe fall in blood pressure which can be harmful.
Q. Does Tamsulosin cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect with Tamsulosin. Please consult your doctor in case you experience changes in weight while taking Tamsulosin.
Q. Does Tamsulosin cause dry mouth?
Tamsulosin use is not known to cause dry mouth.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with doxazosin?
No, Tamsulosin should not be taken along with doxazosin. Both the medicines decrease blood pressure and taking them together can cause a severe fall in blood pressure.
Q. Does Tamsulosin effect blood pressure?
Tamsulosin can reduce the blood pressure but not very significantly. However, it is also reported to cause postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure when you stand suddenly). Consult your doctor if you have these symptoms as the dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with finasteride?
Yes, Tamsulosin can be taken with finasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin relaxes the bladder muscles which helps in free passage of urine and provides immediate relief and finasteride decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.
Q. Does Tamsulosin help in erectile dysfunction?
Tamsulosin is not indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you are suffering from erectile dysfunction for its right treatment.
Q. When does Tamsulosin start to work?
An improvement in urine flow can be seen in 4 to 8 hours after taking Tamsulosin. However, it may take 2 to 4 weeks for the full effect to come.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a diuretic?
No,Tamsulosin is not a diuretic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with sildenafil?
Special caution needs to be taken when Tamsulosin is taken along with sildenafil. Both are known to decrease blood pressure and can also cause orthostatic hypotension (fall in blood pressure when standing from a sitting position). So, when taken together they can cause a severe fall in blood pressure which can be harmful.
Q. Is Tamsulosin an antibiotic?
Tamsulosin is not an antibiotic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with ibuprofen or paracetamol?
Tamsulosin can be taken with ibuprofen or paracetamol. No harmful side effects or other interactions have been seen when they are taken together.
Q. Can I use Tamsulosin with oxybutynin?
Tamsulosin can be taken with oxybutynin. Tamsulosin is given along when oxybutynin alone fails to control symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Oxybutynin helps in providing relief from symptoms of overactive bladder (urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency).
Q. Is Tamsulosin better than silodosin?
Tamsulosin and silodosin belong to the same class of drugs and are equally good in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, Tamsulosin commonly causes postural hypotension and dose reduction is not needed in renal disease patients whereas silodosin more commonly causes retrograde ejaculation and its dose may need to be decreased in patients with renal disease.
Q. Is there any relation between Tamsulosin and cancer?
Tamsulosin itself is not known to cause any cancers. It is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which can co-exist with prostate cancer. So, screening for prostate cancer should be done before and after starting the therapy
Q. Is Tamsulosin a sulfa drug?
Tamsulosin contains sulfur molecule in its structure. Patients with a sulfa allergy should report it to the doctor prior to therapy with Tamsulosin. However, allergic reaction due to the drug has only been rarely reported.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with ciprofloxacin?
Tamsulosin and ciprofloxacin are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. How does Tamsulosin help in removal of kidney stones?
Tamsulosin helps in removal of kidney stones which are in the distal ureter. It works by relaxing the muscles of the urinary tract which causes an easy removal of the stones. It does not break the kidney stones. Use of Tamsulosin also decreases the need for painkillers.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a beta blocker?
Tamsulosin is not a beta blocker. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with pseudoephedrine?
Tamsulosin and pseudoephedrine are not known to have any meaningful interactions. However, they act by opposite mechanisms and produce opposite effects and hence you should consult your doctor before taking these medicines together because one can decrease the effect of the other.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin if I have tachycardia (increased heart rate)?
Although Tamsulosin is not contraindicated if you have tachycardia, you should be very careful while taking this medicine as it can cause a fall in blood pressure which leads to increased heart rate (tachycardia).
Q. Is Tamsulosin a blood thinner?
Tamsulosin is not a blood-thinner. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with aspirin?
Tamsulosin and aspirin are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with vitamin D?
Yes, Tamsulosin can be taken with vitamin D. No harmful effects or any interactions have been reported when these are used together.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a narcotic?
Tamsulosin is not a narcotic substance. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. When should I stop taking Tamsulosin?
Do not stop taking Tamsulosin until you are asked by your doctor to do so. Continue taking it, even if you are feeling good. Tamsulosin needs to be stopped temporarily if you are undergoing any eye surgery like a cataract.
Q. Is Tamsulosin an alpha blocker?
Yes, Tamsulosin is an alpha blocker. It is a specific alpha1-adrenergic receptor blocker and is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with dutasteride?
Yes, Tamsulosin can be taken with dutasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin relaxes the bladder muscles and provides immediate relief by helping in free passage of urine and dutasteride decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.
Q. Who cannot take Tamsulosin?
Tamsulosin is contraindicated in patients with a history of allergy to Tamsulosin, history of postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure when getting up from sitting or lying down position) or severe liver disorders.
Q. Why is it preferred to take Tamsulosin at bedtime?
Tamsulosin causes peripheral blood vessel dilatation and pooling of blood in extremities leading to a fall in blood pressure on the sudden change in posture from lying down to sitting or standing. The patient experiences dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, spinning sensation, and vertigo. This can be prevented if the patient remains in the lying down position for a long time. So, it is preferred to take Tamsulosin at bedtime especially when therapy is initiated.
Q. Why does Tamsulosin cause dizziness?
Tamsulosin causes peripheral blood vessel dilatation and pooling of blood in extremities causing fall in blood pressure on the sudden change in posture from lying down to sitting or standing. This makes patient experiences dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, spinning sensation, and vertigo.
Q. For how long can Tamsulosin be taken?
Tamsulosin can be taken till the symptoms are under control. Some clinical studies have used Tamsulosin for as long as 6 years.
Q. Is Tamsulosin better than alfuzosin?
Tamsulosin and alfuzosin belong to the same class of drugs and are equally good in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, Tamsulosin is seen to cause more ejaculatory problems like retrograde ejaculation and anejaculation and has more chances of causing floppy iris syndrome which can affect the clinical outcomes in cataract surgery.
Q. Can I use Tamsulosin with antibiotics?
Tamsulosin should not be used with ketoconazole which is an antifungal as it can increase the levels of Tamsulosin and cause a fall in blood pressure. It is not known to have any significant interactions with other antibiotics.
Q. Why should I stop taking Tamsulosin before my cataract surgery?
Tamsulosin 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 Tamsulosin cause stuffy nose?
Tamsulosin relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and this vasodilation of the blood vessels can cause a stuffy nose.
Q. Is Tamsulosin an anti-inflammatory medicine?
Tamsulosin is not an anti-inflammatory medicine. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It relaxes the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland which helps in easy passage of urine and also decreases the urge to urinate again and again.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a hormone?
Tamsulosin is not a hormone. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a nitrate?
Tamsulosin is not a nitrate. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a statin drug?
Tamsulosin is not a statin drug. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland.
Q. When does Tamsulosin expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Tamsulosin has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a painkiller?
Tamsulosin is not a pain killer. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland. However, Tamsulosin decreases the need for painkillers in a specific condition like kidney stones.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a safe drug?
Tamsulosin is safe if used for a prescribed duration in doses as prescribed by your physician. However, there are some very common side effects that you can experience with the dose advised, like a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a controlled substance?
Tamsulosin is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
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Frequently asked questions for Tolterodine

Q. Is tolterodine a diuretic?
No, Tolterodine belongs to a class of medication called as anticholinergics
Q. Is Tolterodine same as Detrol?
Yes, Tolterodine is the generic name and Detrol is the brand name
Q. Is Tolterodine a generic drug?
Yes, Tolterodine is the generic dru
Q. Is Tolterodine a prodrug?
No, it is not a prodrug
Q. What is Tolterodine l-tartrate?
Tolterodine belongs to a class of medication called as anticholinergics
Q. What is it used for?
It acts by blocking the activity of chemical (acetylcholine) on muscles of urinary bladder, preventing their contraction
Q. Does Tolterodine cause weight gain?
No clinically observable effect on weight has been reported with the use of Tolterodine.
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