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Toltam Capsule


Overview

Introduction

Toltam Capsule is a combination of two medicines. It is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to relax the muscles of the bladder and prostate gland thereby relieving pain and irritation. It also helps to control the urge to urinate.

Toltam Capsule may be prescribed alone or in combination with other medicines. It is best taken with food. Take it regularly and do not take more or use it for a longer duration than recommended by your doctor. You should not stop taking the medicine until your doctor tells you it is okay to stop.

Using this medicine may cause few common side effects such as dryness in mouth, blurred vision, constipation, flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck, and trunk), ejaculation disorder. If you experienced any of these side effects that do not go away or get worse, let your doctor know. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent the side effects.

To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking. Let your doctor also know if you have any problems with your heart, liver, or kidneys.

Uses of Toltam Capsule

Side effects of Toltam 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 Toltam

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Ejaculation disorder

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Blurred vision
    You can consider washing your eyes with water. Avoid driving or using tools or machines if your vision is impaired. Do not take your next dose if your vision is still blurry. If it gets worse or does not improve, ask your doctor to recommend eye drops or talk about changing your medications.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
    Sip cold or iced drinks. Try cutting down on coffee, tea and alcohol. It might help to keep the room cool and use a fan. You could also spray cool water on your face. Wear layers of light clothing that you can easily take off if you overheat. Breathe deeply and try to relax. Have a lukewarm shower or bath instead of a hot one. Avoid smoking and cut down on alcohol. The flushing should go away after a few days. If it does not go away or causes problems, contact your doctor. There may be medicines that can help.
  • Coping with Ejaculation disorder
    Speak to your doctor as they may be able to change your medicine or offer other treatments that might help with the problem. Making healthy lifestyle changes and eating a healthy balanced diet can help. Lose weight if you are overweight. Exercise daily and try to reduce stress and anxiety. Avoid the use of alcohol, cigarettes or recreational drugs such as marijuana which can also affect sexual function. Counselling or psychotherapy can also be helpful.

How to use Toltam Capsule

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

How Toltam Capsule works

Toltam Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Tamsulosin and Tolterodine which relieve the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin is an alpha-blocker while Tolterodine is an antimuscarinic. They work by relaxing the muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily. This prevents frequent, urgent or uncontrolled urination.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Toltam Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Toltam Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Toltam 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
UNSAFE
Toltam Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Toltam Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Toltam Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Toltam Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Toltam Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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

  • Toltam Capsule helps in relieving symptoms of an enlarged prostate. It does not decrease the size of prostate.
  • t also treats the symptoms of an overactive bladder by lowering the urge to urinate and controlling urination.
  • Take it with food, preferably at the same times each day.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and carbonated drinks as they can worsen your symptoms.
  • Dry mouth, dry eyes, and constipation may occur as a side effect. Maintain good oral hygiene, drink water frequently, chew sugarless gum, and wear contact lenses with caution.
  • Toltam Capsule may cause dizziness or blurring of vision. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Inform your eye doctor about the usage of Toltam Capsule before undergoing any surgical procedure.

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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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References

  1. Tamsulosin.Tokyo, Japan: Astellas, Pharma Inc; 2005. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Tolerodine. Winchester, Kentucky: International Processing Corporation; 2004. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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