Velfu Tablet PR


Overview

Uses of Velfu Tablet PR

Velfu Tablet PR is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Velfu Tablet PR side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness

How to use Velfu Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Velfu Tablet PR is to be taken with food.

How Velfu Tablet PR works

Velfu Tablet PR is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

Velfu Tablet PR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking alfuzosin with alcohol can 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.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Velfu Tablet PR is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Velfu Tablet PR during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Velfu Tablet PR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Velfu Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Velfu Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Velfu Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Velfu Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Velfu Tablet PR is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Velfu Tablet PR?

If you miss a dose of Velfu Tablet PR, 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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Expert Advice

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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Velfu with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Ketozoe, Ketazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Suvida Force
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Joy On, One Up
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vemol
MODERATE
Brand(s): Losin, Tosar
MODERATE
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
MODERATE

User Feedback


FAQs

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 to empty your bladder. Avoid drinking fluids (especially alcohol, caffeine) a few hours before bedtime or going out. You should also avoid medicines that can worsen urinary symptoms. These include some over the counter medicines for cold and cough.

Q. Is Velfu safe?

Velfu is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Velfu better than tamsulosin?

Velfu and tamsulosin belong to the same category of drugs and are equally effective and safe in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.

Q. Does Velfu contain sulfa?

No, Velfu does not contain sulfa. However, please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use for the composition.

Q. Does Velfu lower prostate specific antigen?

Velfu can lower the prostate specific antigen. However, the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine.

Q. How to use Velfu with a catheter?

Velfu can be given to a patient with a catheter in place and can continue even after removal of the catheter. Clinical studies have shown beneficial results of using Velfu in patients catheterised for acute urinary retention caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). These patients could pass urine more easily after catheter removal with a lesser need for re-catheterisation.

Q. Does Velfu cause ejaculation problems?

Ejaculatory problems like retrograde ejaculation and ejaculation failure are a common side effect associated with the use of Velfu and are dose-dependent, i.e., a higher dose will cause more side effects. Priapism (painful erection) is also seen to be a rare and serious side effect with its use.

Q. Is Velfu a steroid?

Velfu is not a steroid. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Q. Is Velfu available over the counter?

Velfu is not an over the counter medicine. It belongs to a class of prescription medicines.

Q. How does Velfu work?

Velfu relaxes the smooth muscles of the prostate and decreases the pressure on the urethra. This helps in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia as it allows easy passage of urine and decreases urge to urinate repeatedly both during day and night time, and it allows complete emptying of the bladder.

Q. Does Velfu help in erectile dysfunction?

Velfu is not indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you are suffering from erectile dysfunction for its right treatment.

Q. Is Velfu a diuretic?

No, Velfu is not a diuretic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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

Velfu helps in removal of kidney stones which are in the distal ureter. It works by relaxing the muscles of the urinary tract which causes an easy removal of the stones. It does not break the kidney stones. Use of Velfu also decreases the need for painkillers.

Q. Is Velfu better than tamsulosin?

Velfu and tamsulosin belong to the same class of drugs and are equally good in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, tamsulosin is seen to cause more ejaculatory problems like retrograde ejaculation and anejaculation and has more chances of causing floppy iris syndrome which can affect the clinical outcomes in cataract surgery.

Q. Why should I stop taking Velfu before my cataract surgery?

Velfu 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 Velfu cause stuffy nose?

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

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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