Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about TAMSOSIN - 0.4MG
Tamsosin 0.4 Capsule PR is an alpha-adrenergic antagonist that is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to relieve symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. However, it does not decrease the size of the prostate.
Tamsosin 0.4 Capsule PR is advised to take it in a dose and duration as per prescription. It should be taken with food, but take at the same time regularly. Swallow the medicine as a whole without crushing or chewing it. You should not stop taking the medicine without consulting the doctor as it may lead to the worsening of your symptoms. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy of the medicine.
In Treatment of Benign prostatic hyperplasia
When your prostate gland becomes enlarged it can cause urinary problems such as difficulty passing urine and a need to go to the toilet frequently or urgently. It can also cause urine flow to be slower. If not treated, there is a risk that your urine flow will be completely blocked. Tamsosin 0.4 Capsule PR works by relaxing muscles in the bladder and prostate. So, it can rapidly relieve the symptoms and make it easier for you to urinate. However, it may take up to 6 months to notice the full benefit. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed for maximum benefits.
Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Tamsosin 0.4 Capsule PR is to be taken with food.
Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
Before receiving the treatment, inform your doctor if you are on any medication for any other health condition. If you have to undergo eye surgery due to cataracts or glaucoma then inform your eye doctor about the usage of this medicine. Patients with liver disease must be cautious while receiving the prescription, and they must receive regular follow-ups as per the doctor’s advice.
Q. What is the best time to take Tamsosin 0.4 Capsule PR?
You can take the capsule after breakfast or after the first meal of the day. However, some doctors prefer it to be taken at night time after dinner. You should take it approximately 30 minutes following the same meal every day. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not open, crush or chew the medicine.
Q. Can the use of Tamsosin 0.4 Capsule PR increase blood sugar levels?
Use of Tamsosin 0.4 Capsule PR does not increase your blood sugar levels. If you notice any change in the blood sugar levels while taking it, consult your doctor as this could be due to some condition which needs attention.
Q. Does Tamsosin 0.4 Capsule PR cause weight gain?
No, Tamsosin 0.4 Capsule PR does not usually cause any increase in the weight, even on long-term use. If you experience any weight gain while taking the medication, then consult your doctor to identify the cause of the weight gain.
Q. When does Tamsosin 0.4 Capsule PR start to work?
An improvement in urine flow can be seen in 4 to 8 hours after taking Tamsosin 0.4 Capsule PR. However, it may take 2 to 4 weeks for the full effect to come.
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