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Composition for TASULIN D


food interaction for TASULIN D

alcohol interaction for TASULIN D

pregnancy interaction for TASULIN D

lactation interaction for TASULIN D

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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.
Tasulin d capsule is highly unsafe in women who are or may become pregnant.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus and should not be given under any circumstances. Please consult your doctor.
Tasulin d capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




Tamsulosin is used to improve urination in men with enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

How it works

Tamsulosin belongs to a group of medicines called alpha-blockers. It works by blocking the action of adrenalin, hence relaxes the muscles in the bladder and prostate, thereby relieving difficulty in urination.

Common side effects

Frequent and excessive erections of penis, Back pain, Cough, Diarrhoea, Ejaculation disorder, Impotence, Insomnia, Running nose, Nasal congestion, Sleepiness, Sore throat


Dutasteride is used to relieve symptoms caused due to enlargement of prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)) and to reduce risk of acute urinary retention (AUR) and need for surgery in patients with moderate to severe symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

How it works

Dutasteride belong to a class of medications called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. It works by blocking the production of a natural substance (dihydrotestosterone) that enlarges the prostate.

Common side effects

Nipple discharge, Allergic reaction, Swelling of tongue, Breast enlargement, Breast lump, Breast pain, Decreased libido, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Ejaculation disorder, Impotence, Skin peeling, Facial swelling, Throat swelling


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Expert advice for TASULIN D

  • Take the drug 30 minutes after the same meal every day.
  • You may feel very dizzy when you first wake up. Be careful when standing or sitting up from a lying position.
  • Do not start or continue the tamsulosin tablets and consult your doctor If you are allergic to tamsulosin, soya, peanut or to any of the other ingredients of tablet/capsule.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly without consulting your doctor.
  • Tamsulosin lowers blood pressure and may cause dizziness or fainting, especially when you first start taking it, or when you start taking it again. Call your doctor if you have severe dizziness or feel like you might pass out.

Frequently asked questions for TASULIN D


Q. Is tamsulosin/ Flomax/ Veltam available over the counter?
No. Tamsulosin/ Flomax/ Veltam is not available over the counter. It is a prescription drug.
Q. Is tamsulosin a steroid/ a diuretic?
No. Tamsulosin is not a steroid or diuretic. It is an alpha blocker.
Q. Can I take tamsulosin with Cialis/ tadalafil/ finasteride/ ibuprofen/ sildenafil/ Viagra/ paracetamol/Tylenol/ Sudafed/ aspirin/, ciprofloxacin?
There are no confirmed studies about any interaction between tamsulosin and finasteride/ ibuprofen/ paracetamol/ Sudafed/ aspirin/ ciprofloxacin. However when tamsulosin is taken along with tadalafil or sildenefil the blood pressure may get lowered. Consult your doctor before use.
Q. Does tamsulosin cause weight gain?
There is no confirmed evidence about tamsulosin causing weight gain. However the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine.
Q. Does tamsulosin lower prostate specific antigen?
Tamsulosin can lower the prostate specific antigen. However the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine.
Q. Does tamsulosin shrink prostate?
Tamsulosin is used to treat symptoms of enlarge prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), however tamsulosin does not shrink the prostate.
Q. Does tamsulosin contain sulfa?
Yes, tamsulosin contains sulpha (sulphur moiety, sulphonamide). Please consult your doctor prior to taking tamsulosin, if you have any allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives (sulfa allergy).


Q. Is dutasteride a hormone/antiandrogen/steroid?
No, it belongs to class of medication called called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors.
Q. Is dutasteride safe?
Dutasteride is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is dutasteride same as finasteride?
Dutasteride and finasteride belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response.
Q. Is dutasteride better than finasteride?
Dutasteride and finasteride belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response.
Q. Is dutasteride cytotoxic?
No, it is not cytotoxic.
Q. Is dutasteride a generic drug?
Yes, it is a generic drug.
Q. Does dutasteride increase or decrease testosterone/ weight loss/hair loss / depression/shredding?
Dutasteride may cause hair loss. Increase or decrease in testosterone, weight loss depression and shredding is not observed clinically Patients should follow doctor’s advice regarding possible side effects.
Q. Does dutasteride help in preventing hair loss?
No, it may cause hair loss.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)