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Afdura Tablet 10's

Afdura Tablet 10's

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Afdura Tablet 10's

Afdura Tablet 10's belongs to a group of medicines known as 'urinary bladder relaxant' medication, used primarily in treating the enlarged prostate gland. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate gland) is a non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland caused due to overproduction of a dihydrotestosterone hormone in men. As the gland enlarges, it can lead to urinary problems, such as difficulty passing urine and frequent urination. Afdura Tablet 10's helps in getting relief from these symptoms. Afdura Tablet 10's does not cure prostate cancer.

Afdura Tablet 10's contains Alfuzosin (alpha-blockers) and Dutasteride (5-alpha reductase inhibitor), primarily used to treat the enlarged prostate gland. Alfuzosin makes it easy to pass urine by relaxing the prostate gland muscles. Dutasteride reduces the enlarged prostate gland's size by lowering the production of dihydrotestosterone hormone, thereby relieving urinary incontinence symptoms that minimise the need for prostate surgery and the risk of acute urinary retention. Both of them collectively improve Benign Hyperplasia Prostate symptoms (BPH).

You are advised to take Afdura Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending upon your medical condition. The most common side effects of Afdura Tablet 10's are dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, sexual problems (decreased sex drive or libido), runny/stuffy nose, reduced amount of semen/sperm, testicle pain/swelling, increased breast size, or breast tenderness. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. 

Women or children should not take Afdura Tablet 10's. Please inform your doctor before starting Afdura Tablet 10's if you have low blood pressure, liver/kidney disease, or history of heart problems. It is advisable to use contraceptives (like a condom) while having sex if your wife is pregnant as Afdura Tablet 10's is known to pass in semen. Do not donate blood while taking Afdura Tablet 10's. However, you can donate it six months after the last dose of Afdura Tablet 10's.

Uses of Afdura Tablet 10's

Treatment of Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Medicinal Benefits

Afdura Tablet 10's contains Alfuzosin (alpha-blockers) and dutasteride (5-alpha reductase inhibitor), primarily used in treating the enlarged prostate gland. As the gland enlarges, it can lead to urinary problems, such as difficulty passing urine and a frequent urination urge. Dutasteride lowers the production of dihydrotestosterone hormone, which leads to a decrease in the size of the prostate and, as a result, relieves the symptoms. This will reduce the risk of acute urinary retention and the need for surgery. Alfuzosin makes it easy to pass urine by relaxing the muscles of the gland. Both of them collectively improve Benign Hyperplasia Prostate symptoms (BPH).

Directions for Use

Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break it.Combipack: Check the label for directions and take it as advised by the doctor.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Afdura Tablet 10's

  • Impotence (not able to achieve or maintain an erection)
  • Decreased sex drive (libido)
  • Difficulty with ejaculation 
  • Gynecomastia (breast enlargement or tenderness)
  • Dizziness
  • Breast tenderness
  • Problems with ejaculation 

Drug Warnings

Do not take Afdura Tablet 10's if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Afdura Tablet 10's should not be taken if you have low blood pressure, which makes you feel dizzy, lightheaded, or faint, or if you have glaucoma. Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or liver/kidney disease. Before undergoing surgery (cataract), please consult a doctor as you might be advised to stop Afdura Tablet 10's. During sexual intercourse, use a condom as Afdura Tablet 10's is found in semen. Contact your doctor for advice if you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant before taking Afdura Tablet 10's as it may affect the development of male genitals. Also, keep your doctor informed about all the OTC medicines you use. Patients taking Afdura Tablet 10's should be cautioned about driving, operating machinery, or performing hazardous tasks, as it can cause drowsiness or dizziness. In rare cases, problems of penis erection, ejaculation, and pain in the penis can occur. So if these symptoms last for a longer time, immediately contact your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Inform your doctor if you are taking medicines used to help achieve or maintain an erection (vardenafil, sildenafil, tadalafil), high blood pressure (verapamil, diltiazem), antidepressants (fluoxetine, paroxetine), anti-HIV (ritonavir, indinavir), blood thinners (warfarin), antibiotics (erythromycin), NSAIDs (diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin).

Drug-Food Interaction: Afdura Tablet 10's is known to interact when taken along with alcohol and St John’s Wort (a natural remedy to treat depression). 

Drug-Disease Interaction: Afdura Tablet 10's should not be given to patients with eye problems (like glaucoma or cataract), liver/kidney disease, or hypotension (low blood pressure).

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • INDOMETHACIN
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • DICLOFENAC
  • IBUPROFEN
  • PAROXETINE
  • VARDENAFIL
  • WARFARIN
  • INDINAVIR
  • DILTIAZEM
  • FLUOXETINE
  • RITONAVIR
  • VERAMAPIL
  • SILDENAFIL
  • TADALAFIL

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Avoid drinking alcohol, caffeine, and fizzy drink. Limit intake of artificial sweeteners.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly, so you do not feel heavy in the abdomen.
  • Also, drink less water in the evening and before sleeping to have a sound sleep and not wake up frequently for urination.
  • Any medication that may worsen urinary symptoms (for cold and cough) should be avoided.

Special Advise

  • Consult your doctor immediately if you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, extreme tiredness, and swelling in your ankles and legs.
  • Afdura Tablet 10's is not intended as an antihypertensive (blood pressure lowering) drug.
  • Don't stand suddenly from a lying or resting position, which may increase the risk of falls.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH): The enlargement of the prostate gland is Benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is a non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland caused due to overproduction of dihydrotestosterone hormone in men. If not treated, it may lead to the formation of bladder stones, infection, and reduced kidney function. BPH usually occurs in males above 50 years of age.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

Afdura Tablet 10's should not be taken until prescribed if you are taking alcohol. Keep your doctor informed if you drink alcohol.

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Pregnancy

Unsafe

As the data on the use of Afdura Tablet 10's in pregnant women is limited, the use of Afdura Tablet 10's in pregnancy is restricted. It is highly recommended to consult your doctor before taking this drug in case you are pregnant.

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Breast Feeding

Unsafe

As the data on the use of Afdura Tablet 10's in breastfeeding women is limited, the use of Afdura Tablet 10's is restricted. It is highly recommended to consult your doctor before taking this drug in case you are breastfeeding.

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Driving

Caution

Afdura Tablet 10's can make some people feel dizzy, which may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.

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Liver

Caution

Afdura Tablet 10's should not be taken until prescribed. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended.

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Kidney

Caution

Afdura Tablet 10's should not be taken until prescribed. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is recommended.

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Children

Unsafe

Afdura Tablet 10's is not recommended for children. The safety and effectiveness of Afdura Tablet 10's have not been established in children due to limited testing of this drug on children by competent authorities worldwide.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., SUN HOUSE, CTS No. 201 B/1, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400063
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FAQs

Afdura Tablet 10's contains Alfuzosin (alpha-blockers) and dutasteride (5-alpha reductase inhibitor). Dutasteride lowers the production of dihydrotestosterone hormone, which leads to a decrease in the size of the prostate and, as a result, relieves the symptoms. Alfuzosin makes it easy to pass urine by relaxing the muscles of the gland. Both of them collectively improve Benign Hyperplasia Prostate symptoms (BPH).
You are advised not to take any cold or cough medication along with Afdura Tablet 10's as it increases the urge to urinate. So, before taking any such medication, please consult your doctor.
Afdura Tablet 10's does not cure urinary bladder cancer and should not be used for it. It helps in relieving symptoms of the enlarged prostate gland. For better advice, you should consult your doctor.
You are advised not to donate blood if you are taking Afdura Tablet 10's as it contains Dutasteride, which is carried in the blood and can cause congenital disabilities. Even if you stop taking Afdura Tablet 10's, wait for at least six months and consult your doctor before donating blood.
Yes, in some cases, sexual problems (like decreased sexual interest/ability/libido, ejaculation problems, decreased sperm/semen amount), testes pain/swelling, increased breast size, or breast tenderness in the male might occur. Sexual problems in a male may be continued even after stopping the intake of Afdura Tablet 10's. However, if these side effects persist, tell your doctor promptly.

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