TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo
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TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo

INFORMATION ABOUT TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG

TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG uses

TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG is a combination of two drugs: Tamsulosin (Alpha-blocker) and Dutasteride (5-alpha reductase inhibitor). TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG is used to treat men with an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) - a noncancerous growth of the prostate gland due to too much production of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone.

Common side-effects

1) Impotence (not able to achieve or maintain an erection)

2) Decreased sex drive (libido)

3) Difficulty with ejaculation

4) Gynecomastia (breast enlargement or tenderness)

5) Dizziness.

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG

• Take TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG 30 minutes after the same meal each day.
• TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG must not be taken by women because this medicine is only for men.
• Keep your doctor informed if you have or had any previous history of heart, kidney or liver diseases.
• Do not handle TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG if it is leaking. TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG can be absorbed through the skin. If there is any contact with skin, immediately wash the affected area with soap and water
• TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG has been found in the semen of men taking it. Use a condom during sexual intercourse.
• Keep your doctor informed about all other medicines you are taking.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q) How does TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG work? A) TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG is a combination of two drugs: Tamsulosin (Alpha-blocker) and Dutasteride (5-alpha reductase inhibitor). Tamsulosin relaxes the muscles in the prostate gland thereby improves the symptoms and makes it easier to pass urine. Dutasteride works by lowering the production of dihydrotestosterone (hormone) which shrinks the prostate and relieves the symptoms. It also reduces the risk of acute urinary retention and the need for surgery.
Q) What is benign prostatic hyperplasia? A) Benign prostatic hyperplasia is an enlarged prostate - a noncancerous growth of the prostate gland due to too much production of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone. As the prostate grows, it can cause the urine flow to be less forceful and slower. It causes difficulty in passing urine and the need to go to the toilet frequently. There is a risk of acute urinary retention (completely blocked urine flow) if not treated. Immediate medical treatment is required. Surgery is also necessary sometimes to reduce the size of the prostate gland or to remove it.
Q) Does TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG affect blood tests? A) Yes, TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG affects blood test for Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA). PSA test is used to detect prostate cancer. Inform the person doing the blood test that you are taking TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG. You are advised to regularly get your PSA test done while taking TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG.
Q) Does TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG affect sperm count? A) Yes, TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG is known to lower sperm count, sperm movement and semen volume. This might lead to reduced male fertility. You are advised to use a condom during sexual intercourse as TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG has been found in the semen of men taking it.
Q) Does TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG cause orthostatic hypotension? A) Yes, orthostatic hypotension could occur as a side-effect of TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG. TAMSULOSIN 0.4 MG + DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG may make you feel dizzy on standing up, especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position. This is referred to as orthostatic hypotension. Do not stand up suddenly and rise slowly from a lying position. Please consult your doctor if you feel the effects for prolonged time.

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