Indoramin is used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of the prostate).
This medicine helps relieve symptoms of prostate enlargement such as difficulty in passing urine, slow or interrupted flow of urine, frequent urination and dribbling after passing urine.
Indoramin may also be used to treat high blood pressure.
This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.
Take Indoramin exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Indoramin must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Alert your doctor if you have a heart failure (weakness and inability of the heart to pump blood) as this medicine may not be suitable for you.
Do not take Indoramin if you are currently taking a medicine to treat depression known as monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxacid, phenelzine and tranylcypromine.
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- liver disease
- kidney disease
- history of depression
- epilepsy (fits or seizures)
- Parkinson’s disease (disorder that affects movement of a person, causing symptoms such as tremors, muscle stiffness, slowed movement and impaired balance or walking)
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are going for an operation such as cataract surgery, inform your doctor that you are taking Indoramin.
Indoramin may cause drowsiness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Other side effects include any of the following: headache, dry mouth, blocked nose, tiredness, weight gain and ejaculation problems.
You may also feel drowsy or dizzy when getting up from a sitting or lying down position, especially if you are taking this medicine for the first time. This is common and should improve gradually as you get used to the medicine. It will help if you get up slowly from a sitting or lying down position.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Do not take Indoramin with medicines for depression known as monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxacid, phenelzine and tranylcypromine.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.