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INTRODUCTION

GERISTART TABLET contains Tamsulosin which belongs to the group of medicines called Alpha blockers. It is used in men to treat the signs and symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).

BPH (also known enlarged prostate) is an abnormal growth or enlargement of prostate gland in aging men. It is caused primarily due to increased production of a stress hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Symptoms includes difficulty in passing urine, urinary incontinence (unintentional passing of urine), frequent urination at night, sexual dysfunction or painful ejaculation.

During treatment with GERISTART TABLET, your doctor will constantly monitor your blood pressure and PSA levels (prostate specific antigen) to avoid the risk of unwanted side effects.

Before taking GERISTART TABLET inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have cataract or glaucoma surgery in the upcoming days.

GERISTART TABLET may make you feel dizzy while standing up or changing position. Therefore, do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines that requires complete alertness. Avoid consumption of alcoholic beverages as it may make you dizzier. If you experience dizziness, sit and rest until it passes away completely.

Other most common side effects of taking GERISTART TABLET are decrease in sex drive or ejaculation problems. These side effects are usually temporary and disappears once the therapy is stopped. However, consult your doctor if they trouble you.

Also, inform your doctor if you any experience any prolonged, painful erections (priapism) or severe dizziness after taking GERISTART TABLET.

USES OF GERISTART TABLET

Treats signs and symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia such as:

  • difficulty in passing urine
  • urinary incontinence
  • frequent urination at night

HOW GERISTART TABLET WORKS

GERISTART TABLET is an alpha blocker. It blocks the activity of certain chemicals (noradrenaline) in the body that causes contraction of smooth muscles. As a result, it relaxes the smooth muscles surrounding the bladder and prostate gland. This action improves urine flow and reduces other urinary symptoms associated with BPH.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take GERISTART TABLET preferably before the first meal of the day (breakfast) or as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking GERISTART TABLET without consulting your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS OF GERISTART TABLET

COMMON

  • feeling dizzy or faint while changing position
  • problems with ejaculation
  • cloudy urine
  • impotence, decrease in sex drive

UNCOMMON

  • headache
  • rapid heartbeat
  • allergic symptoms (itching of the nose)
  • nausea, vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • constipation
  • skin rash, itching
  • lack of energy

RARE

Stop taking GERISTART TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • priapism (persistent painful penile erection unrelated to sexual activity)
  • severe allergic reactions (such as skin rash with redness and lumps, swelling of the face, eyelids, lips, mouth and tongue causing difficulty in breathing or swallowing)
  • severe dizziness

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

GERISTART TABLET is not intended for use in women.

BREASTFEEDING

GERISTART TABLET is not intended for use in women.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you experience dizziness or light-headedness after taking GERISTART TABLET.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with GERISTART TABLET.

KIDNEY

GERISTART TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

GERISTART TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with sever liver infection. It should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take GERISTART TABLET if you are allergic to Tamsulosin.

OTHERS

GERISTART TABLET is not recommended for use if you:

  • have orthostatic hypotension (feeling dizzy while standing up)
  • feel weak or tired after passing urine (micturition syncope)
  • have prostate cancer

Before taking GERISTART TABLET inform your doctor if you:

  • are planning for cataract or glaucoma surgery in the upcoming days

Use in Pediatrics:

GERISTART TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Use in Geriatrics:

GERISTART TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interactions:

Before taking GERISTART TABLET inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • diclofenac (a pain killer)
  • warfarin (a medicine used to prevent blood clotting)
  • other medicines used to treat BPH (such as silodosin)
  • ketoconazole (a medicine used to treat fungal infection)
  • erythromycin (a medicine used to treat bacterial infection)
  • medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction (Ex. tadalafil, sildenafil)
  • cimetidine (a medicine used to treat stomach ulcers)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more GERISTART TABLET, consult your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdosage might include decrease in blood pressure, which is characterized by symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, nausea, lack of concentration or blurred vision.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Tamsulosin
Pharmacological Category :   Alpha-1 blockers
Therapeutic Indication :   Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep GERISTART TABLET out of reach of children
  • Store GERISTART TABLET at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT GERISTART TABLET

What is the use of GERISTART TABLET?

GERISTART TABLET is used to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in adult men. It helps in the shrinkage of an enlarged prostate and reduce the unpleasant symptoms associated with BPH.

Can GERISTART TABLET helps to urinate easily?

GERISTART TABLET helps to regulate the flow of urine by relaxing the smooth muscles surrounding the bladder and prostate. It improves urine flow and reduces pain or discomfort while passing urine.

Can GERISTART TABLET help to dissolve kidney stones?

No. GERISTART TABLET is only used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. It cannot dissolve kidney stones. However, consult your doctor before taking it.

Can the use of GERISTART TABLET cause long-lasting painful penile erection?

Yes. GERISTART TABLET may rarely cause persistent painful penile erection (priapism) which is unrelated to sexual activity. If you experience any such symptom, contact your doctor immediately.

Can the use of GERISTART TABLET affect my sexual life?

GERISTART TABLET may cause problems in sperm release (ejaculation) or decrease in sex drive. These side effects are usually temporary and disappears once therapy has been stopped. However, consult your doctor if they trouble you.

Can the use of GERISTART TABLET cause prostate cancer?

GERISTART TABLET does not cause prostate cancer. However, it is important to inform your doctor if you have prostate cancer before initiating therapy with GERISTART TABLET as a precaution. During treatment with GERISTART TABLET, your doctor will regularly monitor your serum PSA levels (prostate specific antigen) to rule out risk of unwanted side effects.

Can GERISTART TABLET stop urine?

In patients with urinary problems such as unintentional passing of urine or frequent urination, GERISTART TABLET regulates the flow of urine by relaxing the smooth muscles surrounding the bladder and prostate. Therefore, it controls abnormal urinary symptoms (such as difficulty in passing urine or frequent urination).

I wish to father a child. Can I use GERISTART TABLET?

GERISTART TABLET may cause problems in sperm release (ejaculation) or decrease in sex drive in men. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking GERISTART TABLET if you wish to father a child.

Can GERISTART TABLET cause infertility?

GERISTART TABLET does not make you infertile. However, it can reduce sex drive or can cause few problems in ejaculation. These side effects are usually temporary and disappears once therapy is stopped. However, consult your doctor if they trouble you. Also, take GERISTART TABLET only for the stipulated duration mentioned by your doctor to avoid the risk of side effects.

Can the use of GERISTART TABLET make me feel dizzy?

GERISTART TABLET may make you feel dizzy or faint especially while changing position. Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

Who should not take GERISTART TABLET?

Do not take GERISTART TABLET if you have prostate cancer. It is not recommended for use in children and adolescents aged below 18 years. It should be used with caution in elderly patients. Before taking GERISTART TABLET inform your doctor if you any liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you are scheduled for any upcoming eye surgery (cataract).

What is the best time to take GERISTART TABLET?

Take GERISTART TABLET preferably before the first meal of the day (breakfast) or as directed by your physician.

What are the side effects of GERISTART TABLET?

The most common side effects of taking GERISTART TABLET are feeling dizzy while standing up, decrease in sex drive and ejaculation problems. These side effects are usually temporary and disappears once the therapy is stopped. However, consult your doctor if they trouble you.

How long will it take for GERISTART TABLET to show the results?

It may take around 4 weeks for GERISTART TABLET to show results. However, this period may vary from patient-to-patient depending upon their disease condition. Therefore, continue to take this medicine as advised by your doctor.

What to do if I forgot to take a dose of GERISTART TABLET?

If you have missed a dose of GERISTART TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of GERISTART TABLET to compensate the missed ones.

Can I stop taking GERISTART TABLET once my symptoms subside?

Do not stop taking GERISTART TABLET without consulting your doctor. Make sure to take this medicine for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Antiadrenergic drugs and drugs for glaucoma. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. 7th Edition. 2013. Page - 142.

2. Perinchery Narayan, MD, FACS and Hari Siva Gurunadha Rao Tunuguntla, MD, MS, MCh. Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Tamsulosin for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. NIH. National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC. PubMed Central. 2005. [Accessed on 5th November 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1477608/

3. Zentiva, S.A. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in May 2021] [Accessed on 5th November 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.9245.pdf

4. Tamsulosin. NHS. UK. [Revised in November 2019]. [Accessed on 5th November 2022] https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/tamsulosin/#:~:text=Tamsulosin%20belongs%20to%20a%20group,also%20buy%20it%20from%20pharmacies.

5. Cipla Ltd. Urimax Capsules (Tamsulosin Hydrochloride). Ciplamed.com. [Revised in June 2021]. [Accessed on 5th November 2022] https://www.ciplamed.com/content/urimax-capsules#:~:text=Tamsulosin%20increases%20the%20maximum%20urinary,instability%20plays%20an%20important%20role.

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Shelf Life
    24 months
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    TAMSULOSIN 0.4MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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