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VELTAM PLUS TAB

Veltam Plus tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Veltam Plus tablet is an alpha-adrenergic antagonist that is used in men to relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) such as painful urination, difficulty in passing urine and urinary urgency or frequency. This medicine is not recommended in patients with a known history of allergy to tamsulosin and patients with risk of erectile dysfunction. However, the uses of the medicine mentioned here are not exhaustive, there may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Veltam Plus tablet are Tamsulosin 0.4MG and Dutasteride 0.5MG

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Tamsulosin is an alpha blocker that works by relaxing the muscles of the prostate gland and bladder and relieves the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This helps to fully drain the bladder and reduces the need to pass urine frequently and urgently in people with Benign prostate hyperplasia. Dutasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that helps in shrinking the prostate gland by decreasing the level of testosterone which helps the prostate gland grow.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the Veltam Plus tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients used in tablet
  • History of orthostatic hypotension
  • Severe renal impairment
  • Severe hepatic impairment
  • Women, children and adolescents
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Caution:
  • Myocardial dysfunction
  • Hypotension
  • Angina pectoris
  • History of sulphonamide allergy
  • Prostate cancer
  • Cataract or glaucoma surgery
  • Priapism
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Veltam Plus tablet. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dose. More common ones are generally mild. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Fever with chills
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Headache
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Runny nose
  • Pruritis
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
How to Use

How to Use

Take Veltam Plus tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
The tablet should be taken with food approximately 30 minutes after meals. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun

Overdosage

Avoid taking Veltam Plus tablet more than the prescribed dosage. There were no reports of overdose during the clinical development program for this medicine. In case of an accidental overdose of the medicine, promptly ask for medical advice. Depending on the dosage of the tablet, symptoms may vary in individuals, you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Severe hypotensive effects
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Palpitations
  • Dermatitis
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take the tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the Veltam Plus tablet may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Among people with renal problems, extreme caution is recommended. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine. However, use of this tablet is not suggested in patients with severe kidney diseases.

Liver:

Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the tablet may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine. However, use of this tablet is not suggested in patients with severe liver diseases.

Pregnancy:

Veltam Plus tablet is not recommended for pregnant women as it is known to cause harm to the fetus. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Lactation:

This tablet is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

Alcohol:

Consumption of alcohol with Veltam Plus tablet is not recommended as it increases side effects of the tablet. If found any symptoms of extreme drowsiness, vomiting, confusion, report to your doctor immediately.

Driving:

This medicine may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, difficulty in concentration, fatigue, light headedness, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

There are no known food interactions with this tablet.

Drug Interactions:

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Veltam Plus tablet along with ritonavir, amiodarone, tadalafil, itraconazole, cimetidine, ketoconazole, paroxetine diclofenac, warfarin, furosemide, erythromycin, diltiazem, imatinib.

Precautions
  • Keep the medicine out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
  • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category X: Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.


Drug Composition information
What is Dutasteride for:

This medication is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, prescribed for an enlarged prostate treatment. It blocks the production of a natural substance that enlarges the prostate and reduces the need for surgery.

How does Dutasteride work:

Dutasteride lowers prostate growth by lowering testosterone levels. It may lower the size of the prostate and help lower the signs. It helps hair regrowth and slows hair loss.

How should Dutasteride be used:

Adult: PO- 500 mcg daily (treatment for 6 month may be required before benefit is obtained). It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

Common side effects of Dutasteride :

Enlarged breasts. Change in sex ability. This most often goes back to normal. A fast growing prostate cancer may rarely happen.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Dutasteride :

Alert your doctor immediately if you are currently taking or have recently taken, within the last 2 weeks, a medicine called a MAO inhibitor. Examples of such medicines are isocarboxazid, phenelzine, selegiline and tranylcypromine. Duloxetine should not be taken within 2 weeks of stopping a MAO inhibitor, and a MAO inhibitor should not be started within 5 days of stopping Duloxetine. Alert your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy (seizures fits) or an eye disease called glaucoma. You must inform your doctor if you or your family have a history of any psychiatric problems, especially if you have bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depression). Inform your doctor if you drink alcohol, especially if you drink frequently or in large amounts. Alert your doctor if you are pregnant, especially if you are in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Duloxetine.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A lump in the breast or breast soreness. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Dutasteride with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Dutasteride :

Oral: Store at 25°C.Store it in airtight container.

Pregnancy Category

Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities andor there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Therapeutic Classification

Drugs for Bladder & Prostate Disorders


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Veltam Plus tablet?

The tablet is an alpha-adrenergic antagonist that is used in men to relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) such as painful urination, difficulty in passing urine and urinary urgency or frequency. This medicine is not recommended in patients with a known history of allergy to tamsulosin and patients with risk of erectile dysfunction.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Veltam Plus tablet?

The medicine is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Common side effects such as fever and chills, chest pain, cough, decreased interest in sexual intercourse, trouble sleeping, headache, orthostatic hypotension, constipation, nausea and vomiting are associated with the use of this tablet. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as dizziness, abnormal ejaculation, runny nose, pruritis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

Q3. Should we take Veltam Plus tablet with food or without food?

The tablet should be taken with food approximately 30 minutes after meals.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Veltam Plus tablet?

If you ever had kidney, liver or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients used in tablet, history of orthostatic hypotension, severe renal and hepatic impairment, women, children and adolescents, pregnancy and lactation. Caution is advised for patients with myocardial dysfunction, angina pectoris, hypotension, history of sulphonamide allergy, prostate cancer, cataract or glaucoma surgery, priapism.

Q5. Does Veltam Plus tablet make you sleepy?

The tablet does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Veltam Plus tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Veltam Plus tablet lead to?

The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to severe hypotensive effects, vomiting, diarrhea, palpitations, dermatitis.

Q7. Can I take Veltam Plus tablet during pregnancy?

The tablet is not recommended for pregnant women as it is known to cause harm to the fetus. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Q8. Can Veltam Plus tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take this medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Veltam Plus tablet?

Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases side effects of the tablet. If found any symptoms of extreme drowsiness, vomiting, confusion, report to your doctor immediately.

Q10. How to store Veltam Plus tablet?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Veltam Plus tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q12. Can we give Veltam Plus tablet to children?

This medicine is not recommended for children below 18 years as the safety and efficacy of the tablet is not clinically established.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Veltam Plus tablet?

The amount of time for this medicine to show its effect in the body is approximately 3-7 hours after administration.

Q14. How long does the effect of Veltam Plus tablet last?

The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

Q15. Can we take Veltam Plus tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Veltam Plus tablet?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take Veltam Plus tablet?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

bhagey khola,rangpo,east sikkim-737132,india

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INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

bhagey khola,rangpo,east sikkim-737132,india

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