Veltam F 0.4 mg 5 mg
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|Generic Name||Tamsulosin + Finasteride|
|Manufacturer||Intas Pharmaceuticals, India|
Veltam 0.4 mg + 5 mg tablet is an Alpha-blocker in combination (i.e. Tamsulosin 0.4 mg + Finasteride 5 mg) prescription based medicine, which is used in men to eases the enlarged muscles of an affected area. It decreases the urine outflow resistance due to an enlarged prostate gland. This medication helps to ease out the BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) symptoms due to which it becomes difficult to pass urination or increases the need to urinate more frequent in odd times. Veltam 0.4 mg tablets are for men only not for women and children. This medicine should be used with caution as it may lower the BP level. Patients who have a history of allergy to Tamsulosin are advised to not to take this medicine.
Tamsulosin and finasteride combination drug and sold under the name of Veltam-F. This medicine is anti-androgenic and is used for the treatment of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
- Be sure to make all your appointment with your doctor so your progress can be checked
- If you ever go to the hospital, then inform the doctor that you are taking this medicine
- Do not give this medicine to anyone even if the symptoms are the same
Tamsulosin-Finasteride oral usage can cause severe headaches that can occur every time you use this medicine. When you first wake up after taking Tamsulosin-finasteride, you may feel very dizzy so take care while standing up from sitting or lying position. You will be required to get your blood pressure and prostate checked at regular intervals. The other side effects include dizziness or mild headache. However, these are not all the side effects which you may get due to Tamsulosin oral. There may be others. If you experience any serious side effects due to this medicine, get medical attention right away.
- Some medicines and Veltam F may interfere with each other. You may have to stop taking one of the medicines if you are on a dose of Veltam F:
- Calcium channel blockers
- Antiviral medicines for HIV infection
This drug is prescribed mainly for men with BPH (enlarge prostate) which makes it harder for them to pass urine. The course of medicine improves urination in men. Tamsulosin- Finasteride may also be prescribed for conditions not listed above.
Tamsulosin works as a perfect alpha anti-androgen and blocks the functionality by binding with the androgenic receptors. This causes relaxation in smooth muscle and therefore less resistance to urinary flow Androgens such as testosterone are natural male sex hormones.
Finasteride works as a competitive inhibitor of the 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme converts testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Change of testosterone to DHT done by 5-alpha reductase is necessary for prostatic hyperplasia development, thus the Finasteride drug blocks the conversion.
Take Tamsulosin as your doctor prescribes. Veltam 0.4 mg + 5 mg tablet is usually taken once per day after about 30 minutes of having a meal. Ensure that you take this medication at the same time every day. Do not crush or chew the tablet and swallow it whole. This drug lowers the BP level and may lead to fainting or dizziness. Consult your health care provider if you experience dizziness, or feel like you may faint.
Take the drug as long as prescribed by your doctor. Ask your doctor about the time period for which the drug must be taken.