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Tamfil Capsule

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Primary uses of Tamfil Capsule

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MRP
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₹9/Capsule
15 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Tamfil Capsule

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Uses of Tamfil Capsule

Tamfil Capsule is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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Tamfil Capsule side effects

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Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder.

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How to use Tamfil Capsule

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. Tamfil Capsule is to be taken with food.
Tamsulosin must be taken after breakfast or the first meal of the day.

How Tamfil Capsule works

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

In Depth Information on Tamfil Capsule

Expert advice for Tamfil Capsule

  • Tamfil helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It doesn't decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Tamfil must be taken with food.
  • You will feel better within hours or days of starting treatment. Full effect is usually seen within 2 weeks.
  • Tamfil may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, lightheaded, or weak, especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). Take special precaution if you have to drive, use machines or do any activity that needs alertness.
  • If your undergoing eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Tamfil.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Tamfil Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Tamfil Capsule
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.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Tamfil Capsule 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Tamfil Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Tamfil Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Tamfil Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Tamfil Capsule is recommended.
However, limited information is available on the use of Tamfil Capsule in patients with end stage kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Tamfil Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tamfil Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Tamfil Capsule?uses

If you miss a dose of Tamfil Capsule, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Tamfil Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Tamsulosin

Q. Apart from taking medicines, what should I do to manage my prostate symptoms?
Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your prostate 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. You should also avoid medicines that can worsen urinary symptoms. These include some over the counter medicines for cold and cough.
Tamfil 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 Tamfil with terazosin?
No, Tamfil should not be taken with terazosin. Taking them together can cause a severe fall in blood pressure.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Tamfil while the patient is on a catheter?
Clinical studies have shown beneficial results of using Tamfil 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. Tamfil can be given to a patient with a catheter in place and can continue even after removal of the catheter.
Tamfil is not an anticholinergic medicine. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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 Tamfil, 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.
Tamfil is not a steroid. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamfil with deflazacort?
Yes, Tamfil can be taken with deflazacort. No harmful effects or any other interactions have been reported when they are used together.
Lowering of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has not been seen with Tamfil. 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.
Tamfil is not known to cause hair loss. If you notice excessive hair loss during the therapy, consult your doctor.
Tamfil 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.
Use of Tamfil 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 Tamfil with tadalafil?
You need to take special precaution when taking Tamfil 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.
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect with Tamfil. Please consult your doctor in case you experience changes in weight while taking Tamfil.
Tamfil use is not known to cause dry mouth.
Q. Can I take Tamfil with doxazosin?
No, Tamfil 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.
Tamfil 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 Tamfil with finasteride?
Yes, Tamfil can be taken with finasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamfil 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.
Tamfil is not indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you are suffering from erectile dysfunction for its right treatment.
An improvement in urine flow can be seen in 4 to 8 hours after taking Tamfil. However, it may take 2 to 4 weeks for the full effect to come.
No,Tamfil is not a diuretic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamfil with sildenafil?
Special caution needs to be taken when Tamfil 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.
Tamfil is not an antibiotic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamfil with ibuprofen or paracetamol?
Tamfil 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 Tamfil with oxybutynin?
Tamfil can be taken with oxybutynin. Tamfil 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).
Tamfil 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
Tamfil contains sulfur molecule in its structure. Patients with a sulfa allergy should report it to the doctor prior to therapy with Tamfil. However, allergic reaction due to the drug has only been rarely reported.
Q. Can I take Tamfil with ciprofloxacin?
Tamfil 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.
Tamfil 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 Tamfil also decreases the need for painkillers.
Tamfil is not a beta blocker. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamfil with pseudoephedrine?
Tamfil 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.
Although Tamfil 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).
Tamfil is not a blood-thinner. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamfil with aspirin?
Tamfil 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 Tamfil with vitamin D?
Yes, Tamfil can be taken with vitamin D. No harmful effects or any interactions have been reported when these are used together.
Tamfil is not a narcotic substance. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Do not stop taking Tamfil until you are asked by your doctor to do so. Continue taking it, even if you are feeling good. Tamfil needs to be stopped temporarily if you are undergoing any eye surgery like a cataract.
Yes, Tamfil is an alpha blocker. It is a specific alpha1-adrenergic receptor blocker and is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamfil with dutasteride?
Yes, Tamfil can be taken with dutasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamfil 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.
Tamfil is contraindicated in patients with a history of allergy to Tamfil, history of postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure when getting up from sitting or lying down position) or severe liver disorders.
Tamfil 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 Tamfil at bedtime especially when therapy is initiated.
Tamfil 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.
Tamfil can be taken till the symptoms are under control. Some clinical studies have used Tamfil for as long as 6 years.
Q. Can I use Tamfil with antibiotics?
Tamfil should not be used with ketoconazole which is an antifungal as it can increase the levels of Tamfil and cause a fall in blood pressure. It is not known to have any significant interactions with other antibiotics.
Tamfil 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.
Tamfil relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and this vasodilation of the blood vessels can cause a stuffy nose.
Tamfil 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.
Tamfil 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.
Tamfil 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.
Tamfil 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.
Yes, like any other medicine, Tamfil has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Tamfil 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, Tamfil decreases the need for painkillers in a specific condition like kidney stones.
Q. Is Tamfil a safe drug?
Tamfil 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.
Tamfil 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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Taking Tamfil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Tamfil with Indinavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Tamfil with Voriconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Vosicaz, Vorizol, Voraze, Rextro, Vhope, Vonaz, Vocozo, Voritek, Voritrop, Vorifit, Vorzu, Voritrol, Vfend, Vorizef, Vorier
Tamfil with Ritonavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Tamfil with Itraconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Tamfil with Posaconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Tamfil with Ketoconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Hyporal, Hyphoral
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tadalafil other strength: Modula, Tafil
Tamfil with Udenafil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Udenafil: Udzire
Tamfil with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sildenafil low strength: Vasosure, Pulmosil, Sildaflow, PAH, Pulmoday
Tamfil with Tadalafil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tadalafil: Megalis, Tagil, T-Film, Forzest, Tadafil, Getgo, Filda
Tamfil with Labetalol
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Labetalol: Labetol, Evabet, Labetamac, Pregnasafe, Lablol, Labebet, Tiplab, Labecor, Labil, Alpha Dip
Tamfil with Spironolactone
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Spironolactone: Aldactone, Spilactone
Tamfil with Nifedipine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc, Calcigard, Nicardia, Nepin, Nefidipine, Cardipin, Depin, Nifelat, Nifedine, Nifidip, NF
Tamfil with Triamterene
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Triamterene: Trymax
Tamfil with Nebivolol
MODERATE
Tamfil with Diltiazem
MODERATE
Tamfil with Torasemide
MODERATE
Tamfil with Indomethacin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Indomethacin: Ducaine, Artilup, Inmecin, Donica, Indoc, Indomethacin
Tamfil with Bisoprolol
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Bisoprolol: Biselect, Concor, Trubis, Zabesta, Concor COR, Bisoheart, Bisokem, Bisocar
Tamfil with Nitrendipine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nitrendipine: Cardif
Tamfil with Dapoxetine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Dapoxetine: Actinex, DA Sutra, Stay Tal, Dapoxy, Dapnex, Duraject, Appynite, Ristor, Dejac, Xydap, Dapox, Ejalong, Prilyxet
Tamfil with Furosemide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Furosemide: Frussenex, Fru, Lasix, Frusamide, Frusenex, Lasix HD, Urix
Tamfil with Nimodipine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod, Nimocer, Vasotop, Nimodec
Tamfil with Citalopram
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita, Olarc, Citopam, Cetadep, Cita, Topdep, Celica, Citalomine, Citalent, Citola, Cytop, Madam, Citalin
Tamfil with Lercanidipine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl, Lervasc
Tamfil with Irbesartan
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Irbesartan: Irbepex, Irovel
Tamfil with Benidipine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Caritec
Tamfil with Digoxin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin
Tamfil with Sotalol
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Sotalol: Sotalar, Solet
Tamfil with Paroxetine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Parox, Pirotin, Paropex, Depaxil, Patriot, Xet, Parocen, Paroxee, Pxt, Praxet, Parot, Paxidep, Pxn, Emoxet, Paxiford, XL Paro, Paradise
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