Tamzox Capsule

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Tamzox Capsule is an alpha adrenergic antagonist that is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to relieve symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. However, it does not decrease the size of the prostate.

Tamzox 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 are pregnant or breastfeeding, tell your doctor prior to the treatment. If you have to undergo eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma than inform your eye doctor about the usage of this medicine. Patients with liver or kidney disease must be cautious while receiving the prescription, and they must receive regular follow-ups as per the doctor’s advice.

Uses of Tamzox Capsule

Benefits of Tamzox Capsule

In Treatment of Benign prostatic hyperplasia

When your prostate gland becomes enlarged it can cause urinary problems such as difficulty passing urine and a need to go to the toilet frequently or urgently. It can also cause urine flow to be slower. If not treated, there is a risk that your urine flow will be completely blocked. Tamzox Capsule works by relaxing muscles in the bladder and prostate. So, it can rapidly relieve the symptoms and make it easier for you to urinate. However, it may take up to 6 months to notice the full benefit. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed for maximum benefits.

Side effects of Tamzox Capsule

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 Tamzox

  • Dizziness
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Retrograde ejaculation

How to use Tamzox Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Tamzox Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Tamzox Capsule works

Tamzox 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Tamzox Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tamzox Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tamzox Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Tamzox Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tamzox Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Tamzox Capsule is recommended.
However, limited information is available on the use of Tamzox Capsule in patients with end stage kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Tamzox Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tamzox Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Tamzox Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Tamzox 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.

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Quick Tips

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

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Sulfonamide Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
UROLOGY

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tamzox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Atazor, Atavir, Virataz
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Inbec, Indease, Indivan
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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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
Sir please advice PSA very rise
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
It's benign enlargement of prostate
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FAQs

Q. What is the best time to take Tamzox Capsule?

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 Tamzox Capsule increase blood sugar levels?

Use of Tamzox Capsule 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 Tamzox Capsule cause weight gain?

No, Tamzox Capsule 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 Tamzox Capsule start to work?

An improvement in urine flow can be seen in 4 to 8 hours after taking Tamzox Capsule. However, it may take 2 to 4 weeks for the full effect to come.

Q. Can I take Tamzox Capsule with vitamin D?

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

Q. How does Tamzox Capsule help in removal of kidney stones?

In patient with kidney stones, Tamzox Capsule 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 Tamzox Capsule in kidney stones also decreases the need for painkillers.

Q. Why does Tamzox Capsule cause dizziness?

Tamzox Capsule 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 Tamzox Capsule before my cataract surgery?

Tamzox Capsule 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 Tamzox Capsule cause stuffy nose?

Tamzox Capsule relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and this vasodilation of the blood vessels can cause a stuffy nose.

Q. Is Tamzox Capsule anticholinergic?

No, Tamzox Capsule 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 Tamzox Capsule can increase the symptoms and worsen the condition.

Q. Can Tamzox Capsule cause frequent urination?

No, Tamzox Capsule 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. Tamzox Capsule 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 Tamzox Capsule?

Usually Tamzox Capsule does not cause any side effects in patients with benign enlargement of the prostate gland. However, long-term use of Tamzox Capsule 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 Tamzox Capsule with ibuprofen or paracetamol?

Tamzox Capsule 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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