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Finstam

Finstam

What is Finstam?

It is a medication that belongs to the class of drugs used in the treatment of bladder and prostate disorders. It is available on Drugstore Nigeria, an Online Pharmacy in Lagos.

Composition

It contains Finasteride and  Tamsulosin hydrochloride as its active ingredients.

Uses

Finstam is usually prescribed for the treatment of Benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Dosage

Use as prescribed by a physician.

Side Effects

Common side effects include: 

swelling of lips and rashes, postural hypotension, dizziness, and vertigo; headache, infection, asthenia, back pain, chest pain, dizziness, somnolence, insomnia, decreased libido, rhinitis, pharyngitis, cough, sinusitis, diarrhea, nausea, tooth disorder, and amblyopia.

Serious side effects include decreased libido, impotence, reduction in the volume of ejaculate, and genital abnormalities in the male foetus of pregnant women exposed to finasteride.

Precautions

Pregnant women should not be exposed to finasteride. This product should not be used by people who suffer from Prostate cancer, Hepatic impairment, and Prostate carcinoma. 

Contraindications

It should not be used by pregnant or lactating women, children, and those who are hypersensitive to any of its constituents.

Interactions

This product has shown interaction with products and drugs that contain Warfarin and Cimetidine. It should not be used with other alpha-adrenergic blocking agents.

What does the drug Tamsulosin do?

Tamsulosin belongs to the class of drugs known as alpha-blockers that helps to relax the muscles in the prostate and urethra, making it easier to urinate. It can be used to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia also known as an enlarged prostate.

What are the long-term effects of taking tamsulosin?

Long-term side effects of using this product include Abnormal ejaculation, Priapism, flu-like symptoms, Blurred vision, Low blood pressure symptoms, Allergic reactions, Breathing difficulty, Fever, Swelling of your throat or tongue, Rash, Itching, or Hives.

Should I take tamsulosin in the morning or at night?

Tamsulosin is best taken in the morning after breakfast.

What happens if you suddenly stop taking tamsulosin?

If you stop taking the drug suddenly or don’t take it at all, there would be no significant improvement in your condition, because the medication may not work well or may stop working completely.

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