VELTAM-F TABLET

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Medicine Overview of VELTAM-F TABLET

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Uses of Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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Side effects of Tamsulosin

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Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder.

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How to use Tamsulosin

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.

How VELTAM-F TABLET works

Tamsulosin is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.
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Uses of Finasteride

Finasteride is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
It is also used at a lower dose to prevent hair loss in men.
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Side effects of Finasteride

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Decreased libido, Decreased semen volume, Impotence.

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How to use Finasteride

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.

How VELTAM-F TABLET works

Finasteride blocks an enzyme which is necessary to change testosterone to another hormone that causes the prostate to grow. As a result, it helps to shrink the prostate and relieve the symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. It works in hair loss by stimulating hair growth.

In Depth Information on VELTAM-F TABLET

Expert advice for Tamsulosin

  • Tamsulosin helps in relieving only the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It doesn't decrease the size of the prostate.
  • It may take 2 to 4 weeks before you experience complete relief in your symptoms. Tell your doctor if there is no improvement after 4 weeks.
  • Don't stop taking Tamsulosin suddenly. Talk to your doctor first.
  • Avoid standing up suddenly from sitting or lying position as you may feel dizzy, lightheaded, and fainting may occur. Tamsulosin is best taken at bedtime to avoid these problems.
  • Tamsulosin can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take special precaution if you have to drive, use machines or do any activity that needs alertness.
  • Inform your doctor that you are taking this medicine before undergoing any surgery like cataract surgery.
  • Inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney or liver disease.
  • Tamsulosin is not meant to be used by women

Expert advice for Finasteride

  • Do not start or continue finasteride and consult your doctor, if you have liver disease, if you have to undergo prostate specific antigen assay or if you notice breast enlargement and tenderness.
  • Caution should be maintained by women, children and adolescents while handling leaking finasteride capsules, because the active ingredient can be absorbed through the skin. 
  • Wash the affected area immediately with soap and water if there is any contact with the skin. Use a condom during sexual intercourse.
Warnings
Special precautions for VELTAM-F TABLET
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Alcohol
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Taking tamsulosin with alcohol may lower your blood pressure
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Pregnancy
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Veltam-f tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
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Veltam-f tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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It may cause dizziness. Exercise caution if you have to drive or operate a machinery.
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No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to m
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No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to m
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for VELTAM-F TABLET

Frequently asked questions for Tamsulosin

Q. Can I take Tamsulosin in the morning?
Tamsulosin can be taken after any meal of the day but after the same meal every day. It should be taken half an hour after food.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with terazosin?
No, Tamsulosin should not be taken with terazosin. Taking them together can cause a severe fall in blood pressure.
Q. How to use Tamsulosin with a catheter?
Tamsulosin 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 Tamsulosin 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. Is Tamsulosin an anticholinergic?
Tamsulosin is not an anticholinergic medicine. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Is Tamsulosin same as solifenacin?
No, Tamsulosin is not same as solifenacin. Both belong to different classes of drugs. Tamsulosin is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia whereas solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder.
Q. Does Tamsulosin cause ejaculation problems?
Retrograde ejaculation (semen does not leave the body, instead goes into the bladder) and ejaculation failure (reduced or absent ejaculation volume) are common problems associated with the use of Tamsulosin, but this is harmless and more commonly seen at higher doses. Priapism (painful erection) is also a rare and serious side effect associated with its use.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a steroid?
Tamsulosin is not a steroid. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with deflazacort?
Yes, Tamsulosin can be taken with deflazacort. No harmful effects or any other interactions have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Does Tamsulosin lower prostate specific antigen (PSA)?
Lowering of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has not been seen with Tamsulosin. However, the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine. You may need to get prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels checked at regular intervals. If there are any changes in the PSA levels during therapy, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Tamsulosin cause hair loss?
Tamsulosin is not known to cause hair loss. If you notice excessive hair loss during the therapy, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin twice a day?
No, Tamsulosin is not to be taken twice a day. It should be taken once daily preferably after food.
Q. Is Tamsulosin available over the counter?
Tamsulosin is not an over the counter medicine. It belongs to a class of prescription medicines.
Q. Does Tamsulosin raise blood sugar?
Tamsulosin use is not reported to raise 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. Can I take Tamsulosin with tadalafil?
You need to take special precaution when taking Tamsulosin with tadalafil. Both are known to decrease blood pressure and can cause orthostatic hypotension (fall in blood pressure when standing from a sitting or lying down position). When taken together they can cause a severe fall in blood pressure which can be harmful.
Q. Does Tamsulosin cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect with Tamsulosin. Please consult your doctor in case you experience changes in weight while taking Tamsulosin.
Q. Does Tamsulosin cause dry mouth?
Tamsulosin use is not known to cause dry mouth.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with doxazosin?
No, Tamsulosin should not be taken along with doxazosin. Both the medicines decrease blood pressure and taking them together can cause a severe fall in blood pressure.
Q. Does Tamsulosin effect blood pressure?
Tamsulosin can reduce the blood pressure but not very significantly. However, it is also reported to cause postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure when you stand suddenly). Consult your doctor if you have these symptoms as the dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with finasteride?
Yes, Tamsulosin can be taken with finasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin relaxes the bladder muscles which helps in free passage of urine and provides immediate relief and finasteride decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.
Q. Does Tamsulosin help in erectile dysfunction?
Tamsulosin 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. When does Tamsulosin start to work?
An improvement in urine flow can be seen in 4 to 8 hours after taking Tamsulosin. However, it may take 2 to 4 weeks for the full effect to come.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a diuretic?
No,Tamsulosin is not a diuretic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with sildenafil?
Special caution needs to be taken when Tamsulosin is taken along with sildenafil. Both are known to decrease blood pressure and can also cause orthostatic hypotension (fall in blood pressure when standing from a sitting position). So, when taken together they can cause a severe fall in blood pressure which can be harmful.
Q. Is Tamsulosin an antibiotic?
Tamsulosin is not an antibiotic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with ibuprofen or paracetamol?
Tamsulosin can be taken with ibuprofen or paracetamol. No harmful side effects or other interactions have been seen when they are taken together.
Q. Can I use Tamsulosin with oxybutynin?
Tamsulosin can be taken with oxybutynin. Tamsulosin is given along when oxybutynin alone fails to control symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Oxybutynin helps in providing relief from symptoms of overactive bladder (urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency).
Q. Is Tamsulosin better than silodosin?
Tamsulosin and silodosin belong to the same class of drugs and are equally good in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, Tamsulosin commonly causes postural hypotension and dose reduction is not needed in renal disease patients whereas silodosin more commonly causes retrograde ejaculation and its dose may need to be decreased in patients with renal disease.
Q. Is there any relation between Tamsulosin and cancer?
Tamsulosin itself is not known to cause any cancers. It is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which can co-exist with prostate cancer. So, screening for prostate cancer should be done before and after starting the therapy
Q. Is Tamsulosin a sulfa drug?
Tamsulosin contains sulfur molecule in its structure. Patients with a sulfa allergy should report it to the doctor prior to therapy with Tamsulosin. However, allergic reaction due to the drug has only been rarely reported.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with ciprofloxacin?
Tamsulosin and ciprofloxacin are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. How does Tamsulosin help in removal of kidney stones?
Tamsulosin 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 Tamsulosin also decreases the need for painkillers.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a beta blocker?
Tamsulosin is not a beta blocker. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with pseudoephedrine?
Tamsulosin and pseudoephedrine are not known to have any meaningful interactions. However, they act by opposite mechanisms and produce opposite effects and hence you should consult your doctor before taking these medicines together because one can decrease the effect of the other.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin if I have tachycardia?
Tamsulosin in itself can cause a rise in heart rate (tachycardia) as it causes a fall in blood pressure. So, although, Tamsulosin is not contraindicated if you have tachycardia, you should be very careful while taking this medicine.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a blood thinner?
Tamsulosin is not a blood-thinner. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with aspirin?
Tamsulosin and aspirin are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with vitamin D?
Yes, Tamsulosin can be taken with vitamin D. No harmful effects or any interactions have been reported when these are used together.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a narcotic?
Tamsulosin is not a narcotic substance. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. When should I stop taking Tamsulosin?
Do not stop taking Tamsulosin until you are asked by your doctor to do so. Continue taking it, even if you are feeling good. Tamsulosin needs to be stopped temporarily if you are undergoing any eye surgery like a cataract.
Q. Is Tamsulosin an alpha blocker?
Yes, Tamsulosin is an alpha blocker. It is a specific alpha1-adrenergic receptor blocker and is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Tamsulosin with dutasteride?
Yes, Tamsulosin can be taken with dutasteride. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin relaxes the bladder muscles and provides immediate relief by helping in free passage of urine and dutasteride decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.
Q. Why should I take Tamsulosin with food?
It is suggested to take Tamsulosin approximately half to one hour after food intake. It should not be taken empty stomach as there could be increased chances of postural hypotension and the presence of food can decrease its absorption.
Q. Who cannot take Tamsulosin?
Tamsulosin is contraindicated in patients with a history of allergy to Tamsulosin, history of postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure when getting up from sitting or lying down position) or severe liver disorders.
Q. Why take Tamsulosin at bedtime?
Tamsulosin causes peripheral blood vessel dilatation and pooling of blood in extremities leading to a fall in blood pressure on the sudden change in posture from lying down to sitting or standing. The patient experiences dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, spinning sensation, and vertigo. This can be prevented if the patient remains in the lying down position for a long time. So, it is preferred to take Tamsulosin at bedtime especially when therapy is initiated.
Q. Why does Tamsulosin cause dizziness?
Tamsulosin causes peripheral blood vessel dilatation and pooling of blood in extremities causing fall in blood pressure on the sudden change in posture from lying down to sitting or standing. This makes patient experiences dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, spinning sensation, and vertigo.
Q. Can Tamsulosin be crushed?
Tamsulosin is usually available as a capsule and it should not be crushed, chewed or opened.
Q. For how long can Tamsulosin be taken?
Tamsulosin can be taken till the symptoms are under control. Some clinical studies have used Tamsulosin for as long as 6 years.
Q. Is Tamsulosin better than alfuzosin?
Tamsulosin and alfuzosin 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. Can I use Tamsulosin with antibiotics?
Tamsulosin should not be used with ketoconazole which is an antifungal as it can increase the levels of Tamsulosin and cause a fall in blood pressure. It is not known to have any significant interactions with other antibiotics.
Q. Why should I stop taking Tamsulosin before my cataract surgery?
Tamsulosin 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 Tamsulosin cause stuffy nose?
Tamsulosin relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and this vasodilation of the blood vessels can cause a stuffy nose.
Q. Is Tamsulosin an anti-inflammatory medicine?
Tamsulosin is not an anti-inflammatory medicine. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It relaxes the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland which helps in easy passage of urine and also decreases the urge to urinate again and again.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a hormone?
Tamsulosin is not a hormone. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland.
Q. Is tamsulosin a nitrate?
Tamsulosin is not a nitrate. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland.
Q. Is tamsulosin a statin drug?
Tamsulosin is not a statin drug. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland.
Q. When does Tamsulosin expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Tamsulosin has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Is tamsulosin a painkiller?
Tamsulosin is not a pain killer. It is an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland. However, Tamsulosin decreases the need for painkillers in a specific condition like kidney stones.
Q. Is tamsulosin a safe drug?
Tamsulosin is safe if used for a prescribed duration in doses as prescribed by your physician. However, there are some very common side effects that you can experience with the dose advised, like a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Q. Is Tamsulosin a controlled substance?
Tamsulosin is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
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Frequently asked questions for Finasteride

Q. Is finasteride a steroid?
No, it belongs to class of medication called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors
Q. Is finasteride FDA approved?
Finasteride is approved by FDA. for the treatment and control of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in patients with an enlarged prostate and also in treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia)
Q. Is finasteride 5mg/Proscar/finasteride 1mg safe?
Finasteride 5mg/Proscar/finasteride 1 mg is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is finasteride available as over the count drug?
No, it is available as prescription drug
Q. Is finasteride is available in India?
Yes, finasteride is available in India
Q. Can I take proscar for hair loss?
No, Proscar (finasteride 5mg) is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
Q. Can finasteride regrow hair?
Finasteride (1 mg)/Propacia (1 mg) is used in the treatment of male pattern hair loss
Q. Does finasteride cause depression/infertility/weight gain/ impotence/lower testosterone/lower blood pressure/shedding?
Finasteride may cause impotence, infertility. Always follow doctor's advice regarding possible side effect.
Q. Why is Finasteride fortified with topical minoxidil?
Use of Finasteride is seen to be beneficial in the treatment of hair loss (alopecia), however, the oral Finasteride is associated with side effects like decreased libido, sexual dysfunction, and gynecomastia. A topical preparation of minoxidil topical fortified with Finasteride could be quite useful as both are useful in hair loss treatment and minoxidil topical would also help in better absorption of finasteride due to its vasodilator property.
Q. Can I take Finasteride with Tamsulosin?
Yes, Finasteride can be taken with Tamsulosin. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin relaxes the bladder muscles which helps in free passage of urine and provides immediate relief and Finasteride decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.
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