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Composition FOR TAMFIL

Tamsulosin(0.4mg),Diclofenac(50mg)

food interaction for TAMFIL

alcohol interaction for TAMFIL

pregnancy interaction for TAMFIL

lactation interaction for TAMFIL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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.
Taking diclofenac with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
UNSAFE
Tamfil capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR TAMFIL

Tamsulosin(0.4mg)

Uses

Tamsulosin is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph)

How it works

Tamsulosin 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.

Common side effects

Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder
Diclofenac(50mg)

Uses

Diclofenac is used in fever, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, dental pain, post operative pain, pain during menstruation, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.

How it works

Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Common side effects

SUBSTITUTES FOR TAMFIL

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Expert advice FOR TAMFIL

  • Tamsulosin helps in relieving only the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It doesn't decrease the size of the prostate.
  • It may take 2 to 4 weeks before you experience complete relief in your symptoms. Tell your doctor if there is no improvement after 4 weeks.
  • Don't stop taking Tamsulosin suddenly. Talk to your doctor first.
  • Avoid standing up suddenly from sitting or lying position as you may feel dizzy, lightheaded, and fainting may occur. Tamsulosin is best taken at bedtime to avoid these problems.
  • Tamsulosin can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take special precaution if you have to drive, use machines or do any activity that needs alertness.
  • Inform your doctor that you are taking this medicine before undergoing any surgery like cataract surgery.
  • Inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney or liver disease.
  • Tamsulosin is not meant to be used by women

Frequently asked questions FOR TAMFIL

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. How to use Tamsulosin with a catheter?
Tamsulosin can be given to a patient with a catheter in place and can continue even after removal of the 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.
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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 with the individual 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. Can I take Tamsulosin twice a day?
No, Tamsulosin is not to be taken twice a day. It should be taken once daily preferably after food.
Q. Is Tamsulosin available over the counter?
Tamsulosin is not an over the counter medicine. It belongs to a class of prescription medicines.
Q. Does Tamsulosin raise blood sugar?
Tamsulosin use is not reported to raise 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?
Tamsulosin in itself can cause a rise in heart rate (tachycardia) as it causes a fall in blood pressure. So, although, Tamsulosin is not contraindicated if you have tachycardia, you should be very careful while taking this medicine.
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. Why should I take Tamsulosin with food?
It is suggested to take Tamsulosin approximately half to one hour after food intake. It should not be taken empty stomach as there could be increased chances of postural hypotension and the presence of food can decrease its absorption.
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 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. Can Tamsulosin be crushed?
Tamsulosin is usually available as a capsule and it should not be crushed, chewed or opened.
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.

Diclofenac

Q. Is diclofenac a painkiller?
Yes, diclofenac is a painkiller. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which is used for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, migraine attacks, acute gout, ankylosing spondylitis, Control of pain and inflammation in orthopedic, dental and other minor surgery and other painful conditions of bone and muscles. However, it is a prescription drug and should only be taken as per the advice of the doctor.
Q. Is diclofenac safe in asthma?
Diclofenac may worsen the symptoms of asthma in some patients already suffering from asthma. Talk to your doctor before taking diclofenac if you are suffering from asthma or you have a history of asthma.
Q. Is diclofenac banned in India?
No, diclofenac is not banned in India. However, it is a prescription drug and should be taken only when advised by your doctor.
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Q. Is diclofenac a controlled substance?
Diclofenac is not a controlled substance as it does not have the potential for abuse or addiction.
Q. Does diclofenac increase blood pressure?
Diclofenac does not have any effect on blood pressure in normal individuals. However, it can decrease the effect of medicines which are being given for treatment of high blood pressure (antihypertensives). Please consult your doctor before taking diclofenac if you are already suffering from high blood pressure and you are taking medicines for its treatment.
Q. Is diclofenac nephrotoxic (harmful to kidney)?
Diclofenac can interfere with normal kidney function can cause kidney damage when taken at larger doses for a longer duration. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration for which diclofenac should be taken.
Q. Can I take diclofenac for sore throat?
No, diclofenac is not indicated for sore throat. It is a pain-killer.
Q. Can I take diclofenac for period pain?
No, diclofenac is not indicated for dysmenorrhea (pain during menstruation). It is a pain-killer given to reduce pain associated with muscles and bone.
Q. Can I take diclofenac for a toothache?
Diclofenac can be taken for dental pain (toothache). However, please consult your doctor as there could be an underlying infection or other problem which needs to be diagnosed before starting the treatment.
Q. Can I take diclofenac for a headache?
Diclofenac can be taken for headache. However, it is important to know the cause of headache before starting the treatment especially if the frequency is very high. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take diclofenac for back pain?
Diclofenac can be taken for back pain as it can be used for pain involving muscles and bone. However, it is important to know the cause of back pain before starting the treatment. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take diclofenac for neck pain?
Diclofenac can be taken for neck pain if it is related to muscle and bones. However, it should be taken only when advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take diclofenac for stomach pain?
Diclofenac is not indicated for stomach pain. It is mainly indicated for relieving musculoskeletal pain, consult a doctor if you have stomach pain, as it could be due to some underlying condition which needs to be diagnosed, before taking any medicine, including a painkiller.
Q. Can I take diclofenac for gout?
Diclofenac can be taken to reduce pain in gout, especially when there is acute gout (sudden painful condition). However, its usefulness in chronic gout is limited. Consult your doctor for the right treatment of gout as the medicines should be taken only after it is diagnosed by a doctor.
Q. Can I take diclofenac for sciatica?
Diclofenac is indicated for the relief of pain in low back pain and sciatica. However, you should consult a doctor before taking the drug.
Q. Can I take diclofenac for muscle pain?
Diclofenac can be taken for muscle pain as it helps in reducing pain. It is a prescription drug and should only be taken if when advised by a doctor.
Q. Is diclofenac safe in pregnancy?
Diclofenac can cause harmful effects during pregnancy and to the growth of the fetus (unborn child). It is not recommended to be used during pregnancy. Consult your doctor regarding the use of the drug during pregnancy as you may need to discontinue the medicine or stop breastfeeding.
Q. Is diclofenac safe?
Diclofenac is safe to use if taken in prescribed doses for a prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is diclofenac a sulfa drug?
No, diclofenac is not a sulfa drug. It a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Q. Is diclofenac safe during breastfeeding?
Diclofenac is known to be passed in the breast milk in small amounts. So, it should not be taken during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding and you have to take this medicine.
Q. Is diclofenac safe in diabetes?
Diclofenac is not known to affect blood sugar levels. However, in diabetics, the drug should be taken carefully as it can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases also. Consult your doctor before taking diclofenac if you are a diabetic and you have to take it for a long time.
Q. Does diclofenac reduce menstrual flow?
Diclofenac is not known to reduce menstrual flow. If you are experiencing any change in the menstrual flow after taking diclofenac, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does diclofenac reduce fever?
Yes, diclofenac can reduce fever. However, diclofenac in its analgesic (pain-relieving) dose is not indicated for fever. Please consult your doctor for the proper diagnosis and right treatment for your fever.
Q. Does diclofenac induce sleep?
Diclofenac in rare cases can cause somnolence (increased desire to sleep). If you experience any disturbance in your sleep pattern while taking diclofenac, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does diclofenac expire?
Yes, diclofenac like any other medicine expires. It is not recommended to use the drug after its expiry date. Please check the pack before using the medicine.
Q. Does diclofenac cause weight gain?
Diclofenac is not seen to cause weight gain. It can, however, rarely cause edema (swelling) due to fluid retention. If you experience any noticeable change in weight while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does diclofenac have aspirin in it?
No, diclofenac does not contain aspirin. They are different medicines belonging to the same class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Q. Does diclofenac contain paracetamol?
No, diclofenac does not contain paracetamol. They are different medicines belonging to the same class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Q. Does diclofenac contain ibuprofen?
No, diclofenac does not contain ibuprofen. They are different medicines belonging to the same class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Q. Does diclofenac cause constipation?
Constipation is a very rare side effect with diclofenac. If you experience constipation while taking diclofenac, please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take diclofenac with etoricoxib?
Both diclofenac and etoricoxib are the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) and can be given together. No interactions have been reported between the two. However, there are interactions reported between diclofenac and other NSAIDs. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take diclofenac with paracetamol?
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and when given along with other NSAIDs like paracetamol, it can increase the risk of stomach bleeding and ulceration. Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take diclofenac with naproxen?
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and when given along with other NSAIDs like naproxen, it can increase the risk of stomach bleeding and ulceration. Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take diclofenac with ibuprofen?
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and when given along with other NSAIDs like ibuprofen, it can increase the risk of stomach bleeding and ulceration. Consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take diclofenac with hydrocodone?
No interactions have been clinically observed between diclofenac and hydrocodone. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.
Q. Can I take diclofenac with amoxicillin?
Diclofenac and amoxicillin are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.
Q. Can I take diclofenac with meloxicam?
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and when given along with other NSAIDs like meloxicam, it can increase the risk of stomach bleeding and ulceration. Consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

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Content on this page was last updated on 15 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)