Alfatam D Tablet
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Alfatam D Tablet is used in men for the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), a condition of the enlarged prostate gland in men. It is a combination of two medicines- tamsulosin and dutasteride. Alfatam D Tablet helps in easing the symptoms of BPH like difficulty in passing urine, frequent urination, increased frequency of urination at night or inability to empty bladder. This medicine is not meant to be used for the treatment of prostate cancer....
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|Contains||Dutasteride(0.5 Mg),Tamsulosin(0.4 Mg)|
|Uses||Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia|
|Side effects||Low sexual drive, ejaculation problem, impotence, breast enlargement|
|Classification||DRUGS FOR BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA|
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Uses of Alfatam D Tablet
For the treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)
Contraindications of Alfatam D Tablet
- If you are allergic to tamsulosin, dutasteride or any of the ingredient of Alfatam D Tablet.
- If you have a liver disorder or liver function problem.
- If you experience giddiness or fall when you gradually get up from sitting position.
- Alfatam D Tablet should not be used in women, children and adolescents
Side effects of Alfatam D Tablet
- Low sexual drive
- Ejaculation problem
- Breast enlargement
- Tenderness in breast
Precautions and Warnings of Alfatam D Tablet
Can I take Alfatam D Tablet during pregnancy?
- This medicine is not meant for women. It is advised that a couple should not plan for a baby if the male partner is being treated with this medicine.
- Pregnant women should not come in contact with a person who is being treated with this medicine or to this medicine by any means as it may affect the male fetus if it gets absorbed by the skin.
Can I take Alfatam D Tablet while breastfeeding?
This medicine is meant to be used in men. A breastfeeding woman should not come in contact with this medicine.
Can I drive if I have consumed Alfatam D Tablet?
You may feel dizzy after taking this medicine. So, be cautious while driving or operating machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Alfatam D Tablet?
This medicine makes you feel dizzy and consuming alcohol may worsen the side effects. Alcohol increases the blood pressure-lowering effect. Thus, it is advised not to drink alcohol when you are taking this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have a history of heart disease, chest pain and breathlessness
- You feel giddiness, fainting or fall when you gradually get up
- You have a history of liver or kidney problem
- You have planned a cataract surgery, you may be asked to stop taking this medicine 2 weeks before the surgery
- You may experience breast enlargement, tenderness or nipple discharge, immediately inform your doctor
- You come in contact with any part of this medicine, wash the area of contact immediately with water and soap
- This medicine may affect semen quality and sperm count. This medicine can also affect fertility in men
- You must use a physical contraceptive barrier like condom and make sure your partner doesn't conceive when you are on this medicine
Mode of Action of Alfatam D Tablet
How Does It Work?
- Tamsulosin helps in relaxing the prostate and bladder muscles whereas Dutasteride interferes with the formation of the hormone responsible for enlarged prostate gland
- This combination has complementary mechanisms of action which improves the symptoms like the urinary flow and urinary retention related discomfort and also the need for surgery to remove the enlarged prostate gland...
Directions for Use of Alfatam D Tablet
- Alfatam D Tablet should be taken as instructed by your doctor.
- It should be swallowed as a whole with a sufficient amount of water after the meal.
Interactions of Alfatam D Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Alfatam D Tablet works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Especially if you are taking medicines for blood pressure, antifungal medicines and medicines for HIV infection
Interactions with food items
Soya & Peanut
Storage and disposal of Alfatam D Tablet
- Store below 30°C in the original container. Keep it out of reach of children.
- This medicine is absorbed through the skin if anyone comes in contact with this medicine by mistake, the contact area should be washed immediately with soap and water.
Dosage of Alfatam D Tablet
Symptoms of overdose include dizziness, fainting and low blood pressure. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is Alfatam D Tablet safe in elderly patients?
A: Yes, it can be used in older men. Please discuss with your doctor about any underlying disease condition, any medication you are taking or any known allergy to components of Alfatam D Tablet.
Q: How long can Alfatam D Tablet be taken?
A: You should take this medicine for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own even if symptoms of the disease subsides.
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