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Veltam Plus - 0.4 mg + 0.5 mg  

Tamsulosin + Dutasteride
Veltam Plus - 0.4 mg + 0.5 mg

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Veltam Plus is a combination of two active ingredients for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign enlargement of the prostate. The active ingredients are tamsulosin and dutasteride. Tamsulosin eases urination by relaxing the muscles of the bladder and prostate. Dutsteride inhibits the production of testosterone that is transformed into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Dihydrotestosterone is a naturally occurring chemical that can cause benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Veltam Plus is manufactured by Intas Pharmaceuticals, India. It is available in tablets with a strength of  0.4 mg tamsulosin and 0.5 mg dutasteride. Veltam Plus is sold in packages of 30, 60, and 90 tablet packs. Tamsulosin and dutasteride is sold under other brand names, the US brand name is Jalyn.

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Veltam Plus is a combination of two active ingredients for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign enlargement of the prostate. As the name implies, an enlarged prostate is an enlargement of the prostate gland. The enlarged gland compresses the urethral canal causing partial or complete blockage of the urethra. Blockage will limit or stop the flow of urine.

The active ingredients in Veltam Plus are tamsulosin and dutasteride. Tamsulosin eases urination by relaxing the muscles of the bladder and prostate. Dutsteride inhibits the production of testosterone that is transformed into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Dihydrotestosterone is a naturally occurring chemical that can cause benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Warnings and Precautions

While taking Veltam Plus it is important to follow your doctor's instructions. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage without the advice of your doctor.
Do not break, chew or crush Veltam Plus tablets. Tablets should be swallowed whole 30 minutes after eating a meal.

If you forget to take a dose of Veltam Plus, take it as soon as you remember but wait 30 minutes if you have just eaten. If it is almost time for the next dose wait and skip the missed dose. Do not take an extra dose to make up for the missed one. If you miss does for several days, contact your doctor before taking Veltam Plus.

In case of an accidental overdose, get immediate medical attention.
Do not take Veltam Plus if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

Do not take Veltam Plus if you are already taking alfuzosin, doxazosin, prazosin, silodosin, or terazosin or other medications for enlarged prostate.
Veltam Plus should not be taken or handled by women, children, or adolescents. It is possible for this medication to be absorbed through the skin.

There may be an increased possibility of developing prostate cancer while taking tamsulosin and dutasteride. Your doctor will test you for prostate cancer before and while you are taking Veltam Plus.
Known to affect the pupils during surgery for cataracts, it is extremely important to tell your eye surgeon that you are taking Veltam Plus in advance of the surgery.

Wait for at least six months after you stop taking Veltam Plus before donating blood. A blood transfusion containing the drug may have an adverse affect for the recipient or cause birth defects to an unborn baby.
Do not take Veltam Plus without first telling your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions:

  • Acute kidney disease
  • Allergy to finasteride
  • Allergy to sulfa drugs
  • High blood pressure
  • History of prostate cancer
  • Liver disease
  • Low blood pressure
  • Prostate cancer

The combination of tamsulosin and dutasteride can cause blood pressure to drop suddenly which can cause dizziness or fainting. This is especially true when first taking the medication. Contact your doctor if you have dizziness or feel faint.

Veltam Plus should be stored in a cool dry location, away from heat, light, or moisture. Do not take Veltam Plus tablets if they are damaged. Damage is characterized by changes in color or shape of the tablet.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children and pets.

Drug Interactions

Before taking any medication it is important to tell your doctor what medications you take. This includes all prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal remedies. This is important to prevent a possible drug interaction.
Do not take medications containing tamsulosin and dutasteride without your doctor's approval if you take medication such as:

  • Cimetidine
  • Conivaptan
  • Imatinib
  • Isoniazid
  • Methimazole
  • Pioglitazone
  • Ropinirole
  • Ticlopidine
  • Warfarin

Antibiotics such as:

  • Clarithromycin
  • Dalfopristin/quinupristin
  • Erythromycin
  • Telithromycin

Antidepressant medications such as:

  • Citalopram
  • Clomipramine
  • Desipramine

Antifungal medications such as:

  • Clotrimazole
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole

Anti-malaria medications such as:

  • Chloroquine
  • Pyrimethamine

Erectile dysfunction medications such as:

  • Sildenafil
  • Tadalafil

Heart or blood pressure medications such as:

  • Diltiazem
  • Erapamil
  • Nicardipine

This is not a complete list of possible drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a complete list.

How to use

Veltam Plus should be used as directed by your doctor. Follow the prescription label for exact dosing instructions. Read the patient instruction leaflet that is packaged with your prescription. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions.

The generally prescribed dosage is one 40 mg tablet once a day, 30 minutes after eating. Medication should be taken at the same time each day.
Do not break, chew or crush Veltam Plus tablets. Tablets should be swallowed whole.

If you forget to take a dose of Veltam Plus, take it as soon as you remember but wait 30 minutes if you have just eaten. If it is almost time for the next dose wait and skip the missed dose. Do not take an extra dose to make up for the missed one. If you miss does for several days, contact your doctor before taking Veltam Plus.

In case of an accidental overdose, get immediate medical attention.
The combination of tamsulosin and dutasteride can cause blood pressure to drop suddenly which can cause dizziness or fainting. This is especially true when first taking the medication. Contact your doctor if you have dizziness or feel faint.

Possible Side Effects

There is the potential for side effects with most medications. If you experience any unusual symptom or an allergic reaction to tamsulosin and dutasteride get immediate medical attention.
Serious side effects that require immediate medical attention include:

  • An erection that lasts longer than four hours
  • Severe Dizziness or fainting

Common side effects which will usually subside include:

  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Impotence
  • Mild dizziness
  • Runny nose

If any of the common side effects continue or get worse, contact your doctor immediately.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a complete list of possible side effects.

Additional Information

SKU 1080
US Brand Name Jalyn 0.4 mg + 0.5 mg
Strength 0.4 mg + 5 mg
Generic Name Tamsulosin + Dutasteride
Manufacturer Intas Pharma
PharmaceuticalForm Tablet/s
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