FAQs ABOUT ZARIDE TABLET
Q: What is the use of ZARIDE TABLET?
A: ZARIDE 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.
Q: Can ZARIDE TABLET helps to urinate easily?
A: ZARIDE TABLET shrinks the size of an abnormally enlarged prostate which obstructs urine flow in patients with BPH. As a result, it improves urine flow and reduces pain or discomfort while passing urine.
Q: Can ZARIDE TABLET help to dissolve kidney stones?
A: No. ZARIDE TABLET is only used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. It cannot dissolve kidney stones. However, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Can the use of ZARIDE TABLET reduce hair fall?
A: ZARIDE TABLET is intended to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is not recommended for use in reducing hair fall. However, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Can the use of ZARIDE TABLET affect my sexual life?
A: ZARIDE 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.
Q: Can the use of ZARIDE TABLET cause prostate cancer?
A: ZARIDE TABLET may increase the risk of prostate cancer over prolonged use. Therefore, take ZARIDE TABLET only as advised by your physician. During treatment with ZARIDE TABLET, your doctor will regularly monitor your serum PSA levels (prostate specific antigen) to rule out risk of unwanted side effects.
Q: I wish to father a child. Can I use ZARIDE TABLET?
A: Before taking ZARIDE TABLET, inform your doctor if you are planning to have a baby, because it can be found in the semen of men taking it. Both pregnant women and women of child-bearing potential must not be exposed to this medicine either through direct handling or through semen, because it may harm to the unborn baby. Men taking ZARIDE TABLET should use condom during sexual intercourse to prevent seminal exposure of ZARIDE TABLET to their partners. They must also avoid donating their blood while on therapy with ZARIDE TABLET and until at least 6 months after stopping the therapy to prevent the exposure of dutasteride to a pregnant female transfusion recipient.
Q: Can ZARIDE TABLET cause infertility?
A: ZARIDE 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 ZARIDE TABLET only for the stipulated duration mentioned by your doctor to avoid the risk of side effects.
Q: Can the use of ZARIDE TABLET make me feel dizzy?
A: ZARIDE 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.
Q: Who should not take ZARIDE TABLET?
A: Do not take ZARIDE 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. Women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant should not come in contact with ZARIDE TABLET as it may cause serious harm to the growing fetus. Before taking ZARIDE TABLET inform your doctor if you any liver or kidney problems.
Q: What is the best time to take ZARIDE TABLET?
A: Take ZARIDE TABLET regularly at the same time each day. It can be taken in the morning or at night with or without meals as instructed by your doctor.
Q: What are the side effects of ZARIDE TABLET?
A: The most common side effects of taking ZARIDE TABLET are low sex drive, impotence, difficulty in reaching orgasm, low sperm count and problems in ejaculation. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects trouble you.
Q: How long will it take for ZARIDE TABLET to show the results?
A: It may take around 4 weeks for ZARIDE 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.
Q: What to do if I forgot to take a dose of ZARIDE TABLET?
A: If you have missed a dose of ZARIDE 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 ZARIDE TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
Q: Can I stop taking ZARIDE TABLET once my symptoms subside?
A: Do not stop taking ZARIDE TABLET without consulting your doctor. Make sure to take this medicine for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.