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Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR

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Product introduction

Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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.

Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR is advised to take it in a dose and duration as per prescription. It may be taken with or without 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, backe pain, chest pain, 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 have to undergo eye surgery due to cataracts or glaucoma then inform your eye doctor about the usage of this medicine. Patients with liver disease must be cautious while receiving the prescription, and they must receive regular follow-ups as per the doctor’s advice.


Benefits of Veltam Tablet MR

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. Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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 Veltam Tablet MR

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 Veltam

  • Chest pain
  • Inflammation of the nose
  • Dizziness
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Nausea
  • Infection

How to use Veltam Tablet MR

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. Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Veltam Tablet MR works

Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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
Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR is not indicated for use in women.
Driving
SAFE
Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR is recommended.
However, limited information is available on the use of Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR in patients with end stage kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Veltam Tablet MR?

If you miss a dose of Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR, 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

  • Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It does not decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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.
  • Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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 Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR.
  • 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 Veltam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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I am suffering from enlarged prostate problem for the past 2 years, I am consuming veltam. 4 mg. Please suggest me some good medication on Ayurveda
Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar
Ayurveda
yes sir , use purnanava tab , goksura tab ,firstly show your reports ,for more details and medicine contact 9XXXXXX
Feeling extreme burning sensation in body parts for 8 hours and after that less burning sensation in remaining hours It is started after one month when cervical surgery completed. He has frequent urine issue within 2-3 hours. Now, he is taking following medicine:- Rabicip D, Stalopam plus, Gabapin 100 mg, veltam 0.4, Urotone 25 mg
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Start tab tryptomer 25 mg at nite
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FAQs

Q. What is the best time to take Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR?

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 Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR increase blood sugar levels?

Use of Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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 Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR cause weight gain?

No, Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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 Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR start to work?

An improvement in urine flow can be seen in 4 to 8 hours after taking Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR. However, it may take 2 to 4 weeks for the full effect to come.

Q. Can I take Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR with vitamin D?

Yes, Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR can be taken with vitamin D. No harmful effects or interactions have been reported when these are used together.

Q. How does Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR help in removal of kidney stones?

In patient with kidney stones, Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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 Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR in kidney stones also decreases the need for painkillers.

Q. Why does Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR cause dizziness?

Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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 Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR before my cataract surgery?

Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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 Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR cause stuffy nose?

Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and this vasodilation of the blood vessels can cause a stuffy nose.

Q. Is Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR anticholinergic?

No, Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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 Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR can increase the symptoms and worsen the condition.

Q. Can Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR cause frequent urination?

No, Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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. Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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 Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR?

Usually Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR does not cause any side effects in patients with benign enlargement of the prostate gland. However, long-term use of Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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 Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR with ibuprofen or paracetamol?

Veltam 0.4 Tablet MR 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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