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Tamflo F Capsule

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Introduction of Tamsulosin

Tamflo F Capsule is a combination of two medicines that work in different ways to treat men with an enlarged prostate gland. It helps to relieve symptoms such as difficulty urinating or needing to go to the toilet more often. It is not used to prevent prostate cancer.

Tamflo F Capsule 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.
Use of this medicine can cause some common side effects such as dizziness, ejaculation disorder, and retrograde ejaculation. 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 disease must be cautious while receiving the prescription, and they must receive regular follow-ups as per the doctor’s advice.

Introduction of Finasteride

Tamflo F Capsule is a combination of two medicines that work in different ways to treat men with an enlarged prostate gland. It helps to relieve symptoms such as difficulty urinating or needing to go to the toilet more often. It is not used to prevent prostate cancer.

Tamflo F Capsule is to be taken by mouth with or without food. The dose and duration of the medicine should be taken as per prescription. An overdose of it may cause harm to your health. It is better to take the medicine at the same time each day and it must be swallowed as a whole. It may take some time for the medicine to act upon the symptoms, so it is important to take the medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy of the medicine.
This medicine is usually well tolerated. However, it may cause some mild sexual side effects such as decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and ejaculation disorder. If you experience any of these side effects, consult your doctor without delay.
Before starting the treatment, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking any medication for any health condition. It is usually not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Uses of Tamsulosin

Uses of Finasteride

Benefits of Finasteride

In Treatment of Hair loss

Tamflo F Capsule is a medicine used to treat common hereditary hair loss. It prevents further hair loss and helps hair to regrow. It stops the production of a hormone that causes excessive hair fall or baldness and also increases hair growth. It is considered a safe medicine. Regrowth of hair can be beneficial to your mood, self-esteem as well as your appearance, but you need to use it regularly to get the benefits.

Side effects of Tamsulosin

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 Tamflo F

  • Dizziness
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Infection
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Abdominal pain

Side effects of Finasteride

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 Tamflo F

  • Decreased libido
  • Decreased semen volume
  • Impotence

How Tamsulosin works

Tamflo F Capsule is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily. This helps empty the bladder completely and reduces the need to pass urine frequently or urgently in BPH.

How Finasteride works

Tamflo F Capsule is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. It blocks the body's production of a male hormone in the scalp that stops hair growth, thereby reversing the balding process and preventing further hair loss.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Tamflo F Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tamflo F Capsule during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tamflo F Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Tamflo F Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Tamflo F Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Tamflo F Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Tamflo F Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Tamflo F 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.

All substitutes

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Tamflo F Capsule
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Quick tips

Tamsulosin

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

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FAQs

Tamsulosin

Q. What is the best time to take Tamsulosin?

You can take the capsule after breakfast or after the first meal of the day. However, some doctors prefer it to be taken at night time after dinner. You should take it approximately 30 minutes following the same meal every day. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not open, crush or chew the medicine.

Q. Can the use of Tamsulosin increase blood sugar levels?

Use of Tamsulosin does not 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. Does Tamsulosin cause weight gain?

No, Tamsulosin does not usually cause any increase in the weight, even on long-term use. If you experience any weight gain while taking the medication, then consult your doctor to identify the cause of the weight gain.

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. Can I take Tamsulosin with vitamin D?

Yes, Tamsulosin can be taken with vitamin D. No harmful effects or interactions have been reported when these are used together.

Q. How does Tamsulosin help in removal of kidney stones?

In patient with kidney stones, Tamsulosin helps in removal of stones via urine. It works by relaxing the muscles of the urinary tract which causes an easy removal of the stones.Use of Tamsulosin in kidney stones also decreases the need for painkillers.

Q. Why does Tamsulosin cause dizziness?

Tamsulosin dilates the blood vessels and leads to the accumulation of blood in the extremities (ends of the arms and limbs). This restrains the proper flow of blood to the brain, thereby causing the blood pressure to fall on the sudden change in posture. As a result, the patient may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, spinning sensation, and vertigo.

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 anticholinergic?

No, Tamsulosin is not an anticholinergic medication. It is a medicine that acts by relaxing the muscles in the prostate gland and neck of the urinary bladder, improving the urine flow in patients with benign enlargement of the prostate gland. Taking anticholinergic drugs in this condition or while taking Tamsulosin can increase the symptoms and worsen the condition.

Q. Can Tamsulosin cause frequent urination?

No, Tamsulosin does not cause frequent urination. In fact, this medicine increases the urine flow and decreases the urge to urinate frequently, which is a symptom of benign enlargement of the prostate gland. This condition also leads to a weak stream while urinating and hence the patient is not able to empty the bladder completely. Tamsulosin is used to treat all such symptoms related to urine flow in patients with benign enlargement of the prostate gland.

Q. What are the long-term effects of taking Tamsulosin?

Usually Tamsulosin does not cause any side effects in patients with benign enlargement of the prostate gland. However, long-term use of Tamsulosin may increase the chances of having infection, rhinitis, pain, and pharyngitis. Its long-term use may also cause abnormal ejaculation, blackouts, faintness, lightheadedness, dizziness, and decreased blood pressure.

Q. Apart from taking medicines, what should I do to manage my prostate symptoms?

Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your 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. Also, you should not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor because some medicines can increase your urge to urinate.

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.

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