Tamflo 0.8mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Tamflo Capsule

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Uses of Tamflo Capsule

Tamflo 0.8mg Capsule is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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Side effects of Tamflo Capsule

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Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder.

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How to use Tamflo 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. It is better to take Tamflo 0.8mg Capsule with food.

How Tamflo Capsule works

Tamflo 0.8mg 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 Tamflo Capsule

Expert advice for Tamflo Capsule

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Tamflo 0.8mg Capsule
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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.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Tamflo 0.8mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Tamflo 0.8mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Tamflo 0.8mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Tamflo 0.8mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Tamflo 0.8mg Capsule is recommended.

However, limited information is available on the use of Tamflo 0.8mg Capsule in patients with end stage kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Tamflo 0.8mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients
with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tamflo 0.8mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Flutis 150mg Tablet, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Tamsulosin, 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 for Tamflo 0.8mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Tamsulosin

Tamflo 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 Tamflo with terazosin?
No, Tamflo should not be taken with terazosin. Taking them together can cause a severe fall in blood pressure.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Tamflo while the patient is on a catheter?
Clinical studies have shown beneficial results of using Tamflo 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. Tamflo can be given to a patient with a catheter in place and can continue even after removal of the catheter.
Tamflo is not an anticholinergic medicine. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Is Tamflo same as solifenacin?
No, Tamflo is not same as solifenacin. Both belong to different classes of drugs. Tamflo is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia whereas solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder.
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 Tamflo, 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.
Tamflo is not a steroid. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamflo with deflazacort?
Yes, Tamflo 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 Tamflo. 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.
Tamflo is not known to cause hair loss. If you notice excessive hair loss during the therapy, consult your doctor.
Tamflo 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 Tamflo 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 Tamflo with tadalafil?
You need to take special precaution when taking Tamflo 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 Tamflo. Please consult your doctor in case you experience changes in weight while taking Tamflo.
Tamflo use is not known to cause dry mouth.
Q. Can I take Tamflo with doxazosin?
No, Tamflo 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.
Tamflo 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 Tamflo with finasteride?
Yes, Tamflo can be taken with finasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamflo 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.
Tamflo 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 Tamflo. However, it may take 2 to 4 weeks for the full effect to come.
No,Tamflo is not a diuretic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamflo with sildenafil?
Special caution needs to be taken when Tamflo 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.
Tamflo is not an antibiotic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamflo with ibuprofen or paracetamol?
Tamflo 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 Tamflo with oxybutynin?
Tamflo can be taken with oxybutynin. Tamflo 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 Tamflo better than silodosin?
Tamflo and silodosin belong to the same class of drugs and are equally good in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, Tamflo 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.
Tamflo 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
Tamflo contains sulfur molecule in its structure. Patients with a sulfa allergy should report it to the doctor prior to therapy with Tamflo. However, allergic reaction due to the drug has only been rarely reported.
Q. Can I take Tamflo with ciprofloxacin?
Tamflo 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.
Tamflo 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 Tamflo also decreases the need for painkillers.
Tamflo is not a beta blocker. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamflo with pseudoephedrine?
Tamflo 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 Tamflo 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).
Tamflo is not a blood-thinner. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamflo with aspirin?
Tamflo 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 Tamflo with vitamin D?
Yes, Tamflo can be taken with vitamin D. No harmful effects or any interactions have been reported when these are used together.
Tamflo is not a narcotic substance. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Do not stop taking Tamflo until you are asked by your doctor to do so. Continue taking it, even if you are feeling good. Tamflo needs to be stopped temporarily if you are undergoing any eye surgery like a cataract.
Yes, Tamflo is an alpha blocker. It is a specific alpha1-adrenergic receptor blocker and is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamflo with dutasteride?
Yes, Tamflo can be taken with dutasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamflo 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.
Tamflo is contraindicated in patients with a history of allergy to Tamflo, history of postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure when getting up from sitting or lying down position) or severe liver disorders.
Tamflo 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 Tamflo at bedtime especially when therapy is initiated.
Tamflo 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.
Tamflo can be taken till the symptoms are under control. Some clinical studies have used Tamflo for as long as 6 years.
Q. Is Tamflo better than alfuzosin?
Tamflo and alfuzosin belong to the same class of drugs and are equally good in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, Tamflo 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 Tamflo with antibiotics?
Tamflo should not be used with ketoconazole which is an antifungal as it can increase the levels of Tamflo and cause a fall in blood pressure. It is not known to have any significant interactions with other antibiotics.
Tamflo 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.
Tamflo relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and this vasodilation of the blood vessels can cause a stuffy nose.
Tamflo 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.
Tamflo 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.
Tamflo 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.
Tamflo 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, Tamflo has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Tamflo 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, Tamflo decreases the need for painkillers in a specific condition like kidney stones.
Q. Is Tamflo a safe drug?
Tamflo 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.
Tamflo 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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