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ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE

Manufacturer/Marketer

ZYDUS PHARMA LTD

Composition

TAMSULOSIN-0.4MG

Consume Type

ORAL

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE

ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE belongs to the category of medicine known as alpha-blocker, used primarily for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia - BPH (enlarged prostate), and urinary bladder outlet obstruction. ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE are for use by men only and not indicated for use in women. ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE does not cure prostate cancer. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate gland) is a non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland caused due to overproduction of a hormone called ‘dihydrotestosterone’ in men. As the gland enlarges, it can lead to urinary problems, such as difficulty passing urine and frequent urination. ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE helps in getting relief from these symptoms.

ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE contains Tamsulosin (alpha-blocker), which primarily treats the enlarged prostate gland leading to urinary problems (like difficulty in passing urine and a frequent urination urge). ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE relaxes the prostate gland’s muscles and urinary bladder neck at the obstruction site, resulting in improved urine flow and reduced BPH symptoms.

ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE should be taken approximately 30 minutes following the same meal every day. The most common side effects of ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE are low blood pressure (hypotension), dizziness, drowsiness, reduced sex drive (libido), inability to get an erection (impotence), tenderness or enlargement of your breasts (in men), sleeplessness, runny nose, or ejaculatory problems. These side effects may disappear when you continue to take ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE. Although, if these side effects persist, contact the doctor.

Women or children should not take ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE. Please inform your doctor before starting ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE have low blood pressure, liver/kidney disease, history of heart problem. You are also advised to wear a condom while having sexual intercourse, especially when your partner is pregnant, as ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE is known to pass in semen. Do not donate blood while taking ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE. You can donate blood six months after you have taken the last dose of ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE. Patients taking ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE 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. So if these symptoms are for a longer time, immediately contact your doctor.

Uses of ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), Urinary bladder outlet obstruction.

Medicinal Benefits

ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE contains tamsulosin (alpha-blocker), which primarily treats the enlarged prostate gland. This decreases urinary problems, like difficulty in passing urine and a frequent urination urge. ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE makes it easy to pass urine by relaxing the gland muscles. Effectively, it improves the symptoms of BPH like urine flow, hesitancy, and incomplete bladder emptying.

Directions for Use

Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE

  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Reduced sex drive (libido)
  • Inability to get an erection (impotence)
  • Tenderness or enlargement of your breasts (in men)
  • Sleeplessness
  • Runny nose
  • Ejaculatory problems

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE should be taken with caution in people with liver or kidney disease, low blood pressure, a history of prostate cancer, or allergic to tamsulosin. ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE should be used 30 minutes after a meal for better results. Inform your doctor if you have had a history of heart disease or planning to undergo cataract surgery. During sexual intercourse with your partner, use a condom as ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE passes in semen and can affect pregnant women and the foetus (unborn child). So, you should contact your doctor for advice. Do not donate blood while taking ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE. You can donate blood six months after you have taken the last dose of ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE. Patients taking ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE 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 are for a longer time, immediately contact your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE is known to contra-indicate with antibiotics (clarithromycin, erythromycin, doxycycline), antidepressants (fluoxetine, paroxetine), antifungals (itraconazole and ketoconazole), blood pressure-lowering pills (atenolol, metoprolol, prazosin, terazosin), pain killers (diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin).

Drug-Food Interactions: ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE is known to interact when taken along with alcohol. Also, keep your doctor informed about all the OTC medicines you are using while taking ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE.

Drug-Disease Interactions: ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE may interact if you have glaucoma, liver/kidney disease, hypotension (low blood pressure).

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • DOXYCYCLINE
  • FLUOXETINE
  • DICLOFENAC
  • IBUPROFEN
  • PRAZOSIN
  • ATENOLOL
  • CLARITHROMYCIN
  • PAROXETINE
  • ITRACONAZOLE
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • METOPROLOL
  • TERAZOSIN
  • INDOMETHACIN
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE should not be taken with ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE as it may cause low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension), dizziness and drowsiness. Keep your doctor informed if you drink alcohol.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      unsafe

      ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE is only for use in male-only and not female.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      unsafe

      ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE is only for use in male-only and not female.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE can make some people feel dizzy, so it may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE should not be taken until prescribed. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE should not be taken until prescribed. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is recommended.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      unsafe

      ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE is not recommended for children. The safety and effectiveness of ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE have not been established in children due to limited testing of this drug on children by competent authorities worldwide.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Avoid drinking less 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 do not wake up frequently for urination.
    • Any medication that may worsen urinary symptoms (for cold and cough) should be avoided.

    Special Advise

    • ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE is not intended for use as an antihypertensive (blood pressure lowering) drug.
    • Don't stand suddenly from a lying or resting position which may increase the risk of falls.

    Other Information (ALF0015)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH): The enlargement of the prostate gland is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is a non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland caused due to overproduction of dihydrotestosterone hormone in men. After age 50, most men develop an enlarged prostate gland putting pressure on the urinary bladder. It leads to restricted or obstructed urine flow, an urge to urinate frequently (especially at night), and a feeling of not emptying the urinary bladder.

    FAQs

    ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE contains Tamsulosin (alpha-blocker), which primarily treats the enlarged prostate gland leading to urinary problems (like difficulty passing urine and frequent urination). ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE relaxes the prostate gland’s muscles and urinary bladder neck at the obstruction site, resulting in improved urine flow and reduced BPH symptoms.

    ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE should not be given to children below 18 years and women. ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE is recommended for use in male-only. ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE should not be given in people with prostate cancer, priapism (persistent painful penile erection unrelated to sexual activity), low blood pressure (hypotension), cataracts and allergic to ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE or sulfa drugs.

    No, taking any cold or cough medication along with ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE should be avoided as it increases the urge to urinate. So, before taking any such medication, please consult your doctor.

    No, you are advised not to donate blood if you are taking ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE. Even if you stop taking ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE, wait for at least 6 months and consult your doctor before donating blood.

    Intake of ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE may cause a sudden drop in your blood pressure leading to orthostatic hypotension. It usually occurs when one suddenly stand from a lying or resting position which may increase the risk of falls.

    No, ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE does not cure benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) helps in relieving symptoms of the enlarged prostate gland. For better advice, you should consult your doctor.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    ALFATAM 0.4MG CAPSULE

    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.

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