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Drug Information

What is Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination used for?

Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination is used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, overactive urinary bladder and urinary incontinence.

Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination work?

In Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination, Tamsulosin belongs to the class of drugs called alpha blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles of the bladder and prostate gland. Thus, it helps in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia, such as difficulty in urination, urge to urinate and decreased urine volume.

Tolterodine belongs to the class of drugs called anti-cholinergic agents. It works by relaxing the muscles of the urinary bladder and improving the ability to control urination. Thus, it helps in preventing uncontrolled urination.

How to take Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the capsule. Take Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination with or without food.

If you miss a dose of Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination?

Drugs that interact with Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination are:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Albuterol
  • Aspirin
  • Celecoxib
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Cyanocobalamin
  • Duloxetine
  • Esomeprazole
  • Metoprolol
  • Pregabalin
  • Rivaroxaban
  • Rosuvastatin
  • Tadalafil

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination:

  • Dry skin
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Inflammation
  • Itching
  • Fever
  • Blurred vision
  • Shortness of breath

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Constipation
  • Trouble breathing
  • Allergic reactions
  • Decreased semen volume

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Tamsulosin + Tolterodine
  • Avoid Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Avoid Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination in case of allergic reactions.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Avoid taking Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination if you have a history of closed angle glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.

You are advised not to take Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination?

  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing gastro-intestinal, liver or kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any hypersensitivity to any of the drugs in Tamsulosin + Tolterodine
  • Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions about Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination

  1. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while taking Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination?
  2. Follow a diet rich in fibre as constipation is one of the side effects of Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination.

  3. Is it safe to consume alcohol while on Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination?
  4. No, do not consume alcohol while on Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination as it may cause excessive drowsiness.

  5. Can I take a higher dose of Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination for faster recovery?
  6. Do not alter the dosage of Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination. The dose is prescribed based on the severity of the condition. Altering the dosage may increase the risk of developing side effects. However, please consult your doctor.

  7. How is Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination stored?
  8. Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination is stored at room temperature (20 – 25°C), away from sunlight, heat and moisture.

  9. Is it safe to use Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination in case of diabetes?
  10. You must be cautious while using Tamsulosin + Tolterodine combination if you have a history of diabetes. You must should inform the doctor about your medical history. Do not take any drug without the doctor’s consent.

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