DUTALFA TABLET

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DUT0005
Manufacturer: DRL-DR REDDYS LABORATORIES
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Manufacturer : DRL-DR REDDYS LABORATORIES
Composition : ALFUZOSIN-10MG+DUTASTERIDE-0.5MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : DUTALFA TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10

Manufacturer: DRL-DR REDDYS LABORATORIES

Drug Ingredient Information

ALFUZOSIN-10MG+DUTASTERIDE-0.5MG

ALFUZOSIN

Information for patients
Drug Information The name of your tablets is Alfuzosin hydrochloride. This belongs to a group of medicines called alpha-blockers. Alfuzosin hydrochloridecan be used to treat the symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. This is when the prostate gland enlarges (hyperplasia), but the growth is not cancerous (it is benign). It can cause problems in passing water (urine). This happens mainly in older men. •The prostate gland lies underneath the bladder. It surrounds the urethra. This is the tube that takes your water to the outside of the body. •If the prostate gets bigger, it presses on the urethra making it smaller. This makes it difficult to pass water. •Your tablets work by relaxing the prostate gland muscle. This allows the urethra to get bigger and so makes it easier to pass water. In a few patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, the prostate gland gets so big that it stops the flow of urine completely. This is called Acute Urinary Retention. •This is very painful and you may need a short stay in hospital. •A thin, flexible tube (catheter) is passed into the bladder. This drains the water and relieves the pain. •During this time, Alfuzosin hydrochloridemay be used to help the water to flow again. This has only been shown to help in men aged over 65
Drug Alert
Alert ×You are allergic (hypersensitive) to alfuzosin . Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, throat, or tongue. ×You are taking another alpha-blocker. See section below on ‘Taking other medicines’. ×You have something called orthostatic hypotension. This is a drop in blood pressure which usually happens when you stand up. It can make you feel dizzy, light-headed or faint when you stand or sit up quickly. ×You have liver problems. If you are not sure if any of these apply to you, do not take and talk to your doctor.
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug ×You are allergic (hypersensitive) to alfuzosin . Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, throat, or tongue. ×You are taking another alpha-blocker. See section below on ‘Taking other medicines’. ×You have something called orthostatic hypotension. This is a drop in blood pressure which usually happens when you stand up. It can make you feel dizzy, light-headed or faint when you stand or sit up quickly. ×You have liver problems. If you are not sure if any of these apply to you, do not take and talk to your doctor.
Drug Special Care Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking your medicine if: _You have chest pain (angina). _You have a condition where your kidneys are hardly working at all.
Drug Drug Interactions •if you are going to have an operation on the eye because of cataract (cloudiness of the eye'), tell your eye specialist you are using or have used Alfuzosin hydrochloridein the past. This is because Alfuzosin hydrochloridemay cause complications during your operation. This can be managed if your eye specialist knows before carrying out the operation •If you are being treated for high blood pressure, your doctor should measure your blood pressure regularly, especially at the start of treatment. •If you are going to have an operation that needs a general anaesthetic, tell your doctor you are taking Alfuzosin hydrochloridebefore the operation. Your doctor may decide to stop you having Alfuzosin hydrochloride24 hours before the operation. This is because it can be dangerous as it can lower your blood pressure. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including medicines obtained without a prescription. This is because Alfuzosin hydrochloridecan affect the way some other medicines work. Some medicines can also have an effect on the way that Alfuzosin hydrochloride works. Do not take Alfuzosin hydrochlorideif you are taking: •Other alpha-blockers such as doxazosin, indoramin, prazosin, terazosin, tamsulosin, or phenoxybenzamine. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking your medicine if: •In the past, you have had a large fall in blood pressure while taking an alpha-blocker (this could include previous use of alfuzosin. See paragraph immediately above for examples of other alpha-blockers). •You are taking a medicine for high blood pressure, as you may get dizzy, weak or start sweating within a few hours of taking this medicine. If this happens, lie down until the symptoms have completely gone. Tell your doctor as he or she may decide to change the dose of your medicine. Check with your doctor if you are taking any of the following: •Medicines for high blood pressure (hypertension). •Medicines for chest pain (angina). •Medicines for fungal infections (such as ketoconazole or itraconazole) and HIV (such as ritonavir).
Drug Pregnancy Interaction
Drug Breast feeding Interaction
Drug Machinery Interaction You may feel dizzy and weak while taking Alfuzosin hydrochloride. If this happens do not drive or operate any tools or machines.
Drug More Information •Take Alfuzosin hydrochlorideafter a meal. •You may feel dizzy and weak while taking Alfuzosin hydrochloride. If this happens do not drink any alcohol.
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info
Drug quanitty Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia The usual dose is one Alfuzosin hydrochloridetablet once a day. Acute Urinary Retention •Alfuzosin hydrochloridewill be given to you by your doctor on the day you have the catheter inserted. •You should continue taking Alfuzosin hydrochlorideonce a day. •You should stop taking Alfuzosin hydrochloridethe day after the catheter is removed (3-4 days in total).
Drug Dose •Swallow your tablets whole with plenty of water. •Do not break, crush or chew your tablets This can affect the release of your medicine into the body. •Take this medicine after a meal
Excess Drug Consumption Contact your local hospital Accident and Emergency department straight away. Tell the doctor how many tablets you have taken. Lie down as much as possible to help stop the side effects. Do not try to drive to the hospital yourself.
Forgot Drug Consumption Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet. Miss it out and then go on as before.
Stop Drug Consumption Keep taking your tablets, even if your symptoms improve. Only stop if your doctor tells you to. The symptoms are better controlled if you continue taking the same dose of this medicine. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible Side Effects
General Information Allergic reactions You could notice symptoms of angioedema, such as a red and lumpy skin rash, swelling (on the eyelids, face, lips, mouth and tongue), difficulty in breathing or swallowing. These are symptoms of an allergic reaction. If this happens, stop taking your tablets and contact a doctor or go to a hospital immediately. Normally, this only happens if you have had angina before. If you get chest pain stop taking your tablets and contact a doctor or go to a hospital immediately.
Common Drug Side Effects •Feeling dizzy or faint. •Headache. •Feeling sick (nausea). •Stomach pain. •Weakness or tiredness.
Rare Drug Side Effects •Feeling dizzy, lightheaded, or faint when you stand or sit up quickly (postural hypotension). •Fast heart beat (tachycardia) and palpitations (pounding in the chest and uneven heartbeat). •Chest pain. •Drowsiness. •Diarrhoea. •Dry mouth. •Rash and itching. •Flushes. •Water retention (may cause swollen arms or legs). •Runny nose, itching, sneezing, and stuffy nose. •General feeling of being unwell. •Problems with your vision
Very Rare Drug Side Effects •Itchy, lumpy rash also called hives or nettle rash (urticaria).
Drug Side Effects Symptoms A painful erection of the penis, unrelated to sexual activity, that will not go away. •Liver problems. Signs may include yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes. •If you are having an operation on your eyes because of cataracts (where the lens of the eye is cloudy) and are already taking or have taken Alfuzosin hydrochloridein the past, the pupil may dilate poorly and the iris (the coloured part of the eye) may become floppy during the procedure. This only happens during the operation and it is important for the eye specialist to be aware of this as the operation may need to be carried out differently. •You may get more infections than usual. This could be caused by a decrease in the number of white blood cells (neutropenia). • Being sick If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use Alfuzosin hydrochlorideafter the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment

DUTASTERIDE

Information for patients
Drug Information Dutasteride is used to treat men with an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) - a non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland, caused by producing too much of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone. The active ingredient is dutasteride. It belongs to a group of medicines called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. As the prostate grows, it can lead to urinary problems, such as difficulty in passing urine and a need to go to the toilet frequently. It can also cause the flow of the urine to be slower and less forceful. If left untreated, there is a risk that your urine flow will be completely blocked (acute urinary retention). This requires immediate medical treatment. In some situations surgery is necessary to remove or reduce the size of the prostate gland. Dutasteride lowers the production of dihydrotestosterone, which helps to shrink the prostate and relieve the symptoms. This will reduce the risk of acute urinary retention and the need for surgery. Dutasteride may also be used with another medicine called tamsulosin (used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate).
Drug Alert
Alert no data available
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug •if you’re allergic (hypersensitive) to dutasteride or to any of the other ingredients of Dutasteride. •if you’re allergic to other 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. •if you have a severe liver disease. ??Tell your doctor if you think any of these apply to you. This medicine is for men only. It must not be taken by women, children or adolescents
Drug Special Care •Make sure your doctor knows about liver problems. If you have had any illness affecting your liver, you may need some additional check-ups while you are taking Dutasteride. •Women, children and adolescents must not handle leaking Dutasteride 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. Dutasteride has been found in the semen of men taking Dutasteride. If your partner is or may be pregnant, you must avoid exposing her to your semen as dutasteride may affect the normal development of a male baby. Dutasteride has been shown to decrease sperm count, semen volume and sperm motility. This could reduce your fertility. •Dutasteride can affect a blood test for PSA (prostate-specific antigen), which is sometimes used to detect prostate cancer. Your doctor should be aware of this effect and can still use the test to detect prostate cancer. If you are having a blood test for PSA, tell your doctor that you are taking Dutasteride.
Drug Drug Interactions Tell your doctor if you’re taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines. This includes any medicines you’ve bought without a prescription.Some medicines can react with Dutasteride and may make it more likely that you’ll have side-effects. These medicines include: •verapamil or diltiazem (for high blood pressure) •ritonavir or indinavir (for HIV) •itraconazole or ketaconazole (for fungal infections) •nefazodone (an antidepressant) •alpha-blockers (for enlarged prostate or high blood pressure) ??Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines. Your dose of Dutasteride may need to be reduced.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction Women who are pregnant (or may be) must not handle leaking capsules. Dutasteride is absorbed through the skin and can affect the normal development of a male baby. This is a particular risk in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy. Use a condom during sexual intercourse. Dutasteride has been found in the semen of men taking Dutasteride. If your partner is or may be pregnant, you must avoid exposing her to your semen. Dutasteride has been shown to reduce sperm count, semen volume and sperm movement. Therefore male fertility may be reduced. ??Contact your doctor for advice if a pregnant woman has come into contact with dutasteride.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction no data available
Drug Machinery Interaction Dutasteride is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Drug More Information Dutasteride can be taken with or without food.
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info no data available
Drug quanitty The usual dose is one capsule (0.5 mg) taken once a day. Swallow the capsules whole with water. Do not chew or break open the capsule. Contact with the contents of the capsules may make your mouth or throat sore. - Dutasteride is a long term treatment. Some men notice an early improvement in their symptoms. However, others may need to take Dutasteride for 6 months or more before it begins to have an effect. Keep taking Dutasteride for as long as your doctor tells you.
Drug Dose Always take Dutasteride exactly as your doctor has told you to. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Excess Drug Consumption Contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you take too many Dutasteride capsules.
Forgot Drug Consumption Don’t take extra capsules to make up for a missed dose. Just take your next dose at the usual time.
Stop Drug Consumption Don’t stop taking Dutasteride without talking to your doctor first. It may take up to 6 months or more for you to notice an effect.
Possible Side Effects
General Information no data available
Common Drug Side Effects •impotence (not able to achieve or maintain an erection) •decreased sex drive (libido) •difficulty with ejaculation •breast enlargement or tenderness (gynecomastia) •dizziness when taken with tamsulosin
Rare Drug Side Effects no data available
Very Rare Drug Side Effects •skin rash (which can be itchy) •hives (like a nettle rash) •swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, arms or legs.
Drug Side Effects Symptoms no data available
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Don’t store Dutasteride above 30°C. Don’t use Dutasteride after the expiry date which is stated on the carton or the foil blister strip. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. If you have any unwanted Dutasteride capsules, don’t dispose of them in waste water or household rubbish. Take them back to your pharmacist, who will dispose of them in a way that won’t harm the environment.

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