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Flodart Information

Flodart is a prescription drug, available for use as Capsule,Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Enlarged Prostate.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Flodart. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Some other side effects of Flodart have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Flodart are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Flodart's effect is Unknown during pregnancy and Unknown for lactating mothers. In addition, Flodart's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Flodart related warnings section.

Flodart is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension), Glaucoma are examples of such conditions. Some other conditions that can be affected by Flodart are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Flodart may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Flodart is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Flodart Benefits & Uses

Flodart is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Flodart Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult(Male)
  • Disease: Enlarged Prostate
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
Geriatric
  • Disease: Enlarged Prostate
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice

Flodart Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Flodart safe for pregnant women?


    Side effects of Flodart during pregnancy are not known because scientific research on this topic hasn't been done.

    Unknown
  • Is the use of Flodart safe during breastfeeding?


    In the absence of any scientific study about the side effects of Flodart in breastfeeding women, information on safety of Flodart is unavailable.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Flodart on the Kidneys?


    Flodart is completely safe for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Flodart on the Liver?


    Flodart is completely safe for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Flodart on the Heart?


    There are no any side effects of Flodart for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Flodart with Other Drugs

Flodart should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Flodart Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Flodart unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Flodart

  • Is this Flodart habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Flodart has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Flodart since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Flodart is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Flodart is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Flodart Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Flodart


    You can take Flodart with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Flodart


    Consumption of alcohol and Flodart together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Flodart

Question about 5 years ago

Does Flodart cause retrograde ejaculation?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Flodart doesn't cause retrograde ejaculation. Retrograde ejaculation occurs when there is an abnormal ejaculation, reduced ejaculate volume and ejaculation force, absence of seminal emission and backflow of the seminal fluid from the urethra to the bladder. 

Question about 5 years ago

Does Flodart help with erectile dysfunction?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Flodart might be given for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). The exact mechanism of how it works in erectile dysfunction is not known but It is presumed that it works by improving libido, erection, and overall sexual function.

Question over 5 years ago

Does Flodart cause constipation?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Flodart consumption may cause constipation. Constipation can be relieved by drinking a lot of water, eating lots of fiber, taking probiotics, exercising regularly or taking an over the counter laxative. Talk to your doctor for managing constipation, should you develop the same.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Flodart work?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Flodart blocks receptors in the prostate, prostatic capsule, prostate urethra, and bladder neck. When these receptors are blocked, smooth muscle relaxation occurs in the bladder neck and prostate, decreasing the urinary outflow resistance in men.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Flodart?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Flodart is a brand name for tamsulosin. It belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha blockers. It is available in the form of a tablet and capsule. It is used in men for the treatment of enlarged prostate (benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH) which may comprise painful urination, difficulty in urinating (incomplete bladder emptying, hesitation, dribbling, weak stream), urgency and frequency. It is also used for the treatment of chronic prostatitis (off-label).



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Flomax® (tamsulosin hydrochloride)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 142-143

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1172-1173

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