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Solitral Capsule ER

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Introduction of Alfuzosin

Solitral Capsule ER is a combination of two medicines used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to relax the muscles of the bladder and prostate gland and relieve pain and irritation. It also helps to regulate the urge to pass urine.

Solitral Capsule ER 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 upper respiratory tract infection, 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 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.

Introduction of Solifenacin

Solitral Capsule ER is a combination of two medicines used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to relax the muscles of the bladder and prostate gland and relieve pain and irritation. It also helps to regulate the urge to pass urine.

Always take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. It is taken by mouth with or without food but at a fixed time. You should finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

It may cause dizziness and blurring of vision as its side effects. Thus, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you. Dry mouth, dry eyes and constipation may also occur. So, maintain good oral hygiene, drink water plenty of water, chew sugarless gum and wear contact lenses with caution.

Uses of Alfuzosin

Benefits of Solifenacin

In Overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms

Solitral Capsule ER helps to treat uncontrollable contractions (spasms) of the bladder muscles that causes frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control passing of urine. It also relieves painful, or frequent urination and reduces urgency to urinate that may occur with some infections of the urinary tract. This way it helps manage the overactive bladder symptoms efficiently.

Side effects of Alfuzosin

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 Solitral

  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Impotence

Side effects of Solifenacin

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 Solitral

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry eye
  • Urinary retention

How Alfuzosin works

Solitral Capsule ER is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

How Solifenacin works

Solitral Capsule ER is an antimuscarinic. It works by relaxing muscles of the urinary bladder to prevent frequent, urgent or uncontrolled urination.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Solitral Capsule ER. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Solitral Capsule ER during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Solitral Capsule ER during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Solitral Capsule ER may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Solitral Capsule ER may cause blurred vision and sometimes sleepiness or tiredness which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Solitral Capsule ER should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Solitral Capsule ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Solitral Capsule ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Solitral Capsule ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Solitral Capsule ER is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Solitral Capsule ER?

If you miss a dose of Solitral Capsule ER, 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.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

Alfuzosin

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

Solifenacin

  • Solifenacin helps you to have better control over your urination by relaxing your bladder which increases its capacity to hold urine, thereby reducing the need to pass urine.
  • It may cause blurred vision, fatigue and sleepiness. Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires focus.
  • It may cause dry mouth. Try chewing on sugar-free gum or taking small sips of water.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol or carbonated drinks as they can worsen your symptoms.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine if you do not notice an improvement in your symptoms as it may take some time for your bladder to adapt and your symptoms to improve.

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FAQs

Alfuzosin

Q. Does Alfuzosin shrink the prostate?

No, Alfuzosin does not shrink the size of the prostate. It belongs to alpha-blocker class of medicines. It works by relaxing muscles of bladder and prostate to allow urine to flow more easily. It helps in relieving symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Q. Can Alfuzosin cause erectile dysfunction?

No, Alfuzosin does not cause erectile dysfunction. On the contrary, it may help in improving such condition. However, this medicine may cause painful erection (priapism) which does not go away. If priapism is not treated you may not be able to get an erection in the future.

Q. When should I take Alfuzosin?

Alfuzosin should be taken after meals at the same time each day. Do not cut, crush, or chew the medicine, but swallow it whole with water.

Q. Does Alfuzosin have any effect on liver?

In very rare cases your liver may be affected and cause liver function abnormality. Inform the doctor if you already have liver disease before starting the medication. The doctor will prescribe a lower dose of Alfuzosin once or twice daily.

Q. Can Alfuzosin be taken by old or elderly people?

Yes, it can be taken by elderly or old people, but they need to be careful. Regular monitoring is required in case the patient also has high blood pressure.

Q. Can Alfuzosin affect my eyes?

In rare cases, Alfuzosin may cause abnormal vision. But, it is important to know that this medicine may cause complications during surgery, if you are to be operated for cataract. Hence, inform your doctor before surgery that you are taking Alfuzosin. Your doctor may perform surgery differently and complications can be prevented.

Q. Can the use of sildenafil or vardenafil cause trouble when taken along with Alfuzosin?

Extreme care should be taken if you are taking sildenafil or vardenafil along with Alfuzosin. The combination may cause a significant decrease in blood pressure which can be serious. Inform your doctor if you are taking these medicines.

Q. What can patients do to help alleviate or prevent discomfort and side effects due to Alfuzosin?

Alfuzosin may lower your blood pressure especially when you suddenly stand up after lying down. You may feel dizzy or fainting and therefore you should get up slowly from bed or chair. This medicine may impair your reactions. Hence, avoid driving or hazardous activities until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Solifenacin

Q. When should Solifenacin be taken?

Solifenacin should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Generally, it is recommended that the medicine should be taken once daily, preferably at the same time. It can be taken with or without food.

Q. Does Solifenacin cause dementia?

In rare cases, Solifenacin may cause confusion and hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist) as side effects. It may also cause delirium in very few people (disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence). Though there are studies which support that Solifenacin may cause dementia, it is still to be confirmed.

Q. What is overactive bladder?

Overactive bladder is a condition where the nerve signals coming from the brain directs your bladder to empty even when it is not full. Consequently, this may affect a person’s ability to control bladder contractions. Rapid uncontrollable contractions cause symptoms of overactive bladder which are urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and urinary incontinence (leakage).

Q. Do I need to take Solifenacin everyday?

Yes, Solifenacin needs to be taken once daily as advised by your doctor. You should not take it only when the symptoms are bothersome as it will not work properly. Furthermore, if you forget to take a dose, continue taking it next day as per the prescribed schedule. Additionally, it is advised to not take 2 doses on the same day.

Q. Does Solifenacin start working right away?

Solifenacin may start showing improvement in symptoms of overactive bladder within a week. However, it may take up to 4 weeks to show maximum benefits. This may vary from person to person. Do not stop taking it even if considerable improvement is not observed, but consult with the doctor.

Q. Can Solifenacin be taken by anyone?

Solifenacin is to be prescribed by the doctor only. This medicine is meant for adults. Its consumption should be avoided by patients who are allergic to Solifenacin, who are unable to empty their bladder (urinary retention), have delayed or slow emptying of the stomach (gastric obstruction), or have increased pressure in eyes with vision problems (narrow angle glaucoma).

Q. What should I avoid while on Solifenacin?

You should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you experience drowsiness or blurred vision while taking Solifenacin, as it can be dangerous.

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References

  1. Alfuzosin HCl. Bridgewater, New Jersey: Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC; 2003 [revised May 2009]. [Accessed 31 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Solifenacin. Chertsey, Surrey: Astellas Pharma Ltd.; 2004 [revised 25 Nov. 2013]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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