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.