Tamsulosin + Dutasteride

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Adult: Per tab contains tamsulosin 0.4 mg and dutasteride 0.5 mg: 1 tab once daily.
Should be taken with food. Take approx 30 min after meals. Swallow whole, do not crush/chew/open.
Hypersensitivity, severe liver impairment. Pregnancy, lactation, child, adolescent.
Special Precautions
Excreted in semen therefore use of condom is recommended. Women of childbearing potential should avoid handling leaking capsules of dutasteride. Prostate carcinoma should be ruled out before starting the therapy. Blood donation to be avoided during and at least 6 mths after discontinuance of drug.
Adverse Reactions
Impotence, decreased libido, ejaculation disorders, breast tenderness and enlargement, postural hypotension, dizziness and vertigo, headache, infection, asthenia, back pain, chest pain, somnolence, insomnia, rhinitis, pharyngitis, cough, sinusitis, diarrhoea, nausea, tooth disorder, blurred vision.
Drug Interactions
Concomitant admin with moderate or strong inhibitors of CYP2D6 (eg. fluoxetine) or CYP34A (eg. ketoconazole, cimetidine) increases tamsulosin serum concentration; increase in blood concentrations of dutasteride in the presence of inhibitors of CYP3A4/5 such as ritonavir, ketoconazole, verapamil, diltiazem, cimetidine, troleandomycin, and ciprofloxacin.
Food Interaction
Food prolongs time to reach max concentration.
Lab Interference
Dutaseride decreased serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) but does not alter ratio of free to total PSA.
Description: Tamsulosin is a selective α-1 adrenoceptor blocker. It blocks α-1 adrenoceptors, which are abundant in the prostate, prostatic capsule, prostatic urethra, and bladder neck, resulting relaxation of these adrenoceptors in the bladder neck and prostate. Thus, there is an improvement in urine flow rate and reduction in symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Dutasteride inhibits 5 α-reductase, the enzyme responsible for conversion of testosterone to 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT appears to be the principal androgen responsible for stimulation of prostatic growth.
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