Toltam Capsule 10's belongs to a group of medications known as ‘antimuscarinic (muscarinic receptor blockers)’ and ‘alpha-blockers’. Toltam Capsule 10's is primarily used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an overgrowth of the prostate gland, a gland situated between the bladder and penis. The prostate gland encompasses the urethra and generates a fluid that forms a part of the semen. Benign prostatic hyperplasia is not cancer.
Toltam Capsule 10's contains two medicines: Tolterodine (antimuscarinic), and Tamsulosin (alpha-blocker). Tolterodine works by relaxing the urinary bladder muscles and preventing urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination. Tamsulosin (alpha-blocker) primarily treats the enlarged prostate gland leading to urinary problems (like difficulty in passing urine and a frequent urination urge). Together Toltam Capsule 10's works by relaxing the muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland, so urine is passed more effortlessly. This prevents urgent, repeated, or uncontrolled urination.
Take Toltam Capsule 10's as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take Toltam Capsule 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical conditions. You may experience dryness in the mouth, constipation, blurred vision, ejaculation disorder (ejaculate sperm from the penis), and flushing (sense of warmness in the face, ears, neck, and trunk). Most of these side effects of Toltam Capsule 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Before starting Toltam Capsule 10's, please inform your doctor if you have low blood pressure, liver/kidney disease, and heart problems history. If you have myasthenia gravis, and glaucoma then informs your doctor before taking Toltam Capsule 10's. You are also advised to wear a condom while having sexual intercourse especially when your partner is pregnant, as Toltam Capsule 10's is known to pass in semen. Do not donate blood while taking Toltam Capsule 10's. You can donate blood six months after you have taken the last dose of Toltam Capsule 10's. Patients taking Toltam Capsule 10's should be cautioned about driving, operating machinery, or performing hazardous tasks as it can cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Uses of Toltam Capsule 10's
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Toltam Capsule 10's contains two medicines: Tolterodine (antimuscarinic), and Tamsulosin (alpha-blocker). Toltam Capsule 10's is primarily used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. They relieve the symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia. Toltam Capsule 10's contains Tolterodine which works by relaxing the urinary bladder muscles and prevents urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination. On the other hand, Toltam Capsule 10's contains Tamsulosin (alpha-blocker), which decreases urinary problems, like difficulty in passing urine and a frequent urination urge. Toltam Capsule 10's makes it easy to pass urine by relaxing the muscles of the gland. Effectively, it improves the symptoms of BPH like urine flow, hesitancy, and incomplete bladder emptying.
Directions for Use
Swallow Toltam Capsule 10's as a whole with a glass of water; do not chew or crush it.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Toltam Capsule 10's
Dryness in mouth
Ejaculation disorder (ejaculate sperm from the penis)
Flushing (sense of warmness in the face, ears, neck, and trunk).
Toltam Capsule 10's should be taken with caution in people with liver or kidney disease, low blood pressure, prostate cancer history, or allergic to Toltam Capsule 10's, before taking Toltam Capsule 10's to inform your doctor if you have controlled narrow-angle glaucoma, or stomach or bowel problems (including constipation), or a history of heart rhythm problems (including QT prolongation), gastrointestinal disorders, and myasthenia gravis (a long-term neuromuscular disease that leads to varying degrees of skeletal muscle weakness). Toltam Capsule 10's contains Tolterodine which has lactose so inform your doctor if you have an intolerance to any sugars. Toltam Capsule 10's may cause dizziness or blurred vision. So, do not drive or operate any heavy machinery. During sexual intercourse with your partner, use a condom as Toltam Capsule 10's passes in semen and affect pregnant women and the fetus (unborn child). It is advisable to contact your doctor for advice if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant before taking Toltam Capsule 10's. Do not donate blood while taking Toltam Capsule 10's. 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-Drug Interactions: Care should be exercised when Toltam Capsule 10's is administered in combination with antibiotics (containing, e.g. erythromycin, clarithromycin), medicinal products used for the treatment of fungal infections (containing, e.g. ketoconazole, itraconazole), medicinal products used for the treatment of HIV, medicines for the treatment of irregular heartbeat (containing, e.g. amiodarone, sotalol, quinidine, procainamide), blood pressure-lowering pills (atenolol, metoprolol, prazosin, terazosin), pain killers (diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin).
Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid taking grapefruit juice and alcohol with this Toltam Capsule 10's.
Drug-Disease Interactions: Toltam Capsule 10's should not be given to the people with glaucoma, liver/kidney disease, hypotension (low blood pressure), myasthenia gravis, gastrointestinal disorders, and heart-related diseases (e.g. QT Prolongation).
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Diet & Lifestyle Advise
Avoid drinking less alcohol, caffeine, and fizzy drink. Limit intake of artificial sweeteners.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly so that you do not feel heavy in the abdomen region.
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 which may worsen urinary symptoms (medication for cold and cough) should be avoided.
Toltam Capsule 10's contains Tamsulosin which 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.
Intake of Toltam Capsule 10's may occasionally cause blurry vision and dizziness, avoid driving a motor vehicle, operate heavy machinery, and perform hazardous tasks requiring mental alertness.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH): It is the enlargement of the prostate gland. 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, the urge to urinate frequently (especially at night), and the feeling of not emptying the urinary bladder.
Toltam Capsule 10's should not be taken with Toltam Capsule 10's as it may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Keep your doctor informed if you drink alcohol.
Toltam Capsule 10's is only for use in male-only and not female.
Toltam Capsule 10's is only for use in male-only and not female.
Toltam Capsule 10's can make some people feel dizzy, so it may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.
Toltam Capsule 10's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
Toltam Capsule 10's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
Toltam Capsule 10's is not recommended for children. The safety and effectiveness of Toltam Capsule 10's have not been established in children.
Can I take Toltam Capsule 10's beyond its expiry date?
The expiration date of any drug is the last day the manufacturer takes guarantees of the drug's full potency. Discuss with your doctor, Toltam Capsule 10's can be taken 15-20 days after the expiry date given the shape, colour, and state of the tablet has not changed. If you find any slight change in the form of medicine, please do not consume it.
Can I take cold medication along with Toltam Capsule 10's?
No, taking any cold or cough medication along with Toltam Capsule 10's should be avoided as it increases the urge to urinate. So, before taking any such medication, please consult your doctor.
What are the foods avoid with benign prostate hyperplasia?
Several foods and dietary items have unpleasant effects on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). So, prevent these things when having BPH. These foods include alcohol, bread, cereals, eggs, red meat, and poultry, dairy products.
Is enlarged prostate (gland located between the bladder and the penis) due to an infection?
An enlarged prostate is usually a disease of old aged well-known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Sometimes an infection of the prostate, i.e., known as prostatitis, generally affects middle age and young people. This may result from swelling of the prostate and lead to similar urinary symptoms as BPH.
Is enlarged prostate (gland located between the bladder and the penis) is sign of cancer?
No, prostate enlargement is not a sign or cause of prostate cancer, but symptoms of both prostate cancer, and prostate enlargement and are similar. So, distinguishing these two by various examinations like digital rectal examination, ultrasound, etc., is important.
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