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Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines which 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.

Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet maybe taken with or without food but it should be taken at the same time each day. Your doctor will prescribe the dose most suitable for you. To gain the most benefit and to treat your symptoms effectively, you should not miss doses, even if you feel well. It may take up to 4 weeks to notice an improvement in the symptoms but keep taking them regularly. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 4 weeks or if they get worse.

The most common side effects of this medicine include reduced sex drive, inability to get an erection (impotence) and tenderness or enlargement of your breasts. If these side effects worry you or do not go away, call your doctor for advice. You may also feel dizzy or drowsy. These risks are higher when you first start taking this drug. Remember, your doctor has given you this medicine because the benefits are greater than the risks of the side effects.

Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet should not be taken by women or children. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have low blood pressure or liver or kidney disease. This medicine may not be suitable. It can also affect, or be affected by, other drugs. So let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking. You may be advised to wear a condom during sex, if your partner is or maybe pregnant. Your doctor may recommend to get your blood pressure checked frequently. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive dizziness with this medicine.

Uses of Tamstrid Tablet

Side effects of Tamstrid Tablet

Common
  • Impotence
  • Decreased libido
  • Breast pain
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Dizziness

How to use Tamstrid Tablet

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. Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Tamstrid Tablet works

Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Tamsulosin and Dutasteride, which relieves the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin is an alpha-blocker. It works by relaxing the muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so as to allow easy passage of urine. Dutasteride is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor which helps in shrinking the prostate gland by decreasing the level of the hormone which helps the prostate gland grow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Tamstrid Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet to relieve the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Take it approximately 30 minutes after the same meal each day.
  • Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet may cause dizziness or blurring of vision. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • If you are scheduled to undergo an eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet.
  • It may cause difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection (impotence), decreased sex drive, and ejaculation disorders such as decreased amount of semen produced or decreased sperm count.
  • Do not donate blood for 6 months after taking the last dose of Tamstrid 0.4mg/0.5mg Tablet.

Patient Concerns

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am having Benign prostate & have two stents . but recently, lack of desire & arousal
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi kindly start taking Chandraprabha vati 1-1 tablet morning evening after taking food with milk or water daily
What is hyperplasia nd wht a treatment
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Dermatology
Mr. PATIENT is not a medical condition, it's just a histological term mentioned in pathology reports
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FAQs

Q. Is it safe to use Tamstrid?

Tamstrid is given by injection either under the skin or into a vein which will be decided by your doctor. Usually the injections are given by a nurse or doctor. The dose depends on your body weight and the cause of your anemia. Iron supplements both before and during treatment may make this treatment more effective. Tamstrid needs to be stored in a fridge but used at room temperature.<br><br>The most common side effects of taking this medicine include nausea, vomiting and increased blood pressure. It may also cause flu-like symptoms such as headache, tiredness, dizziness and aches and pains. These side effects are most common at the start of treatment but if they persist your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing them. Tell your doctor straight away if you get any serious side effects, including seizures (fits). Sometimes this medicine can cause serious blood clots which need urgent medical attention.<br><br>Before using Tamstrid you should tell you doctor if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease or gout (disease&nbsp;of joint&nbsp;pain). You should also tell him/her what other medicines you are taking in case they affect this treatment. Your blood pressure should be checked often during this treatment by you or your doctor. You may also need other regular medical tests to be sure this medicine is not causing harmful effects. It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Q. Can the use of Tamstrid cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Tamstrid can cause dizziness. Tamstrid contains a combination of tamsulosin and dutasteride. Tamsulosin can cause a fall in blood pressure when changing the posture from lying down to sitting or standing (orthostatic hypotension). This sudden fall in blood pressure can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, sensation of spinning and vertigo. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, Do not drive or use any machines. It is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. What are the cautions associated with the use of Tamstrid?

The use of Tamstrid is considered to be harmful for men under the age of 18 years as it may affect the normal development of the male reproductive tract. The use of this medicine is also considered to be harmful for patients with any known allergy to any of the components of this medicine and in women who are pregnant or of childbearing potential. This medicine should not even be handled by a pregnant female as it may get absorbed through the skin and cause harm to the fetus.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than recommended dose of Tamstrid can increase the risks of side effects. Always take your medicines according to the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.

Q. What is the storage condition for Tamstrid?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can the use of Tamstrid 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 when the medicine is consumed in high doses.

Q. Can the use of Tamstrid cause priapism (persistent painful penile erection unrelated to sexual activity)?

Yes, the use of Tamstrid can cause priapism (painful penile erection). It is a serious but rare side effect associated with the use of this medicine. This condition can lead to permanent impotence if not treated immediately.

Q. Can the use of Tamstrid have any impact on my cataract surgery?

Use of Tamstrid 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, the pupil constricts unexpectedly thereby restricting the field of surgery because of which the surgical outcomes can get affected. Inform your eye doctor (ophthalmologist) if you are taking this medicine or in case you have used this medicine in the last 9 months.

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 while urinating. Avoid drinking fluids (especially alcohol, caffeine) a few hours before bedtime or going out. You should also avoid medicines which tend to worsen urinary symptoms like some over-the-counter medicines for cold and cough.

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References
  1. CiplaMed. Tamsulosin hydrochloride + Dutasteride [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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