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Combodart

Dr. Sarah Donald
Dr. Sarah Donald
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What is Combodart?

As its name suggests, Combodart is a combination of two medicines - Tamsulosin and Dutasteride. These have been proven effective at treating the symptoms and underlying cause of prostate enlargement, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), respectively.

Prostate enlargement is a condition that affects many men, especially as they age. Symptoms generally involve a difficulty urinating or an increase in the frequency of urination.

Combodart offers a safer alternative to surgery, allowing sufferers of BPH to continue to lead lives free of discomfort.

How does it work?

The symptoms of prostate enlargement are caused by the organ swelling so that it presses against the urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder and out of your penis — a restricted urethra results in a weaker flow during urination.

Though not generally considered a serious ailment, an enlarged prostate can be very uncomfortable. You should always explore treatments if any condition is causing you discomfort.

Combodart contains two active ingredients, both of which work slightly differently. This dual-action allows it to treat both the symptoms and cause of the condition.

Tamsulosin, an alpha-blocker, is the first of Combodart’s ingredients. It relaxes the muscles around the prostate, relieving pressure on the urethra.

The second of Combodart’s active ingredients is Dutasteride. This medication belongs to the class of medicines known as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. They work by counteracting the male hormones (androgens) that cause the prostate gland to grow.

The combined effect of this treatment has been shown very effective. In fact, both Tamsulosin and Dutasteride are often prescribed together as separate medications.

How do I take Combodart?

You should always follow the guidance of your doctor and pharmacist when taking any medication. The following is a summary of how to take Combodart:

  • you should take one capsule daily
  • you should take doses with water
  • you should take doses 30 minutes after the same meal
  • you should have your progress regularly reviewed by your doctor
  • if you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as you remember
  • however, do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose

A detailed list of instructions will be contained in the patient leaflet.

If you have any queries regarding how to take this treatment, you should consult a healthcare professional.

What are the possible side effects?

The following side effects are most commonly associated with this medication:

  • impotence
  • decreased sex drive
  • difficulty with ejaculation
  • breast enlargement or tenderness
  • dizziness

If you suffer these or any other side effects, you should contact your doctor. They may advise you to discontinue treatment.

If you believe you are suffering an allergic reaction, you should stop treatment and seek immediate medical advice. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include swelling of the face, lips and throat, rashes and difficulty breathing.

What precautions should I take?

Before starting this treatment, you should inform your doctor if you have a history of any eye conditions or eye surgery.

Please note, this medication has been known to cause dizziness. As a result of this, you should consider how it affects you before you drive or operate any machinery.

You should avoid consuming tobacco, alcohol and caffeine, as all these substances can affect the medication’s efficacy and increase the risk of side effects.

You should also report any changes to your breasts to your doctor, as this medication has been linked to cases of male breast cancer.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not handle Combodart for risk of capsule leakage.

How do I buy Combodart online?

HealthExpress offers Combodart to purchase online. Before it is dispatched, you must first complete a confidential consultation. Our doctors have provided several questions to check your medical history and ensure the medication is safe for your use. Your details will not be shared. Once approved, your order will be shipped with next-day delivery.

Treatment Information
Treatment Information
Product Name: Combodart
Active Ingredient(s): Tamsulosin/Dutasteride
Manufacturer: GSK
Description: Combodart relieves symptoms of urinary retention caused by an enlarged prostate
Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
Administration: Oral
Presentation: Capsules
Available Dosage: 0.5 mg/0.4 mg
Application: Adults with BPH
Posology: 1 capsule daily
Drug class: 5-alpha reductase inhibitors/Alpha-blockers
Alcohol consumption: Not recommended
When breastfeeding: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
When pregnant: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
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