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Contiflo Icon 0.4Mg Tablet

Contiflo Icon 0.4Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Tamsulosin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Contiflo Icon 0.4Mg Tablet, is an alpha blocker that helps to relax the enlarged muscles of an affected prostrate and bladder. It helps to ease out the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which includes difficulty in urination, increased need to urinate at odd times, and a weak stream.

Being a medicine for men, Contiflo Icon 0.4Mg Tablet is not for use for women and children. It is important that you brief the doctor about all other medication you?re currently on, as it may lead to adverse reactions with similar medicines such as prazosin, silodosin, etc. Contiflo Icon 0.4Mg Tablet is not to be taken if you are allergic to it. Let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney disease, if you suffer from low blood pressure or have a history of prostrate cancer.

Contiflo Icon 0.4Mg Tablet is taken orally, with the dosage depending on your medical condition and response to the treatment. It is important that you take the capsule at the same time every day, thirty minutes after your meal, daily. Taking it regularly would help to increase its effectiveness.

Side effects include a drop in blood pressure that may lead to dizziness or fainting.

benign prostatic hyperplasia
In addition to its intended effect, Contiflo Icon 0.4Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Decreased libido
Decreased semen volume
Is It safe with alcohol?
Taking tamsulosin with alcohol may lower your blood pressure. This can cause dizziness or feeling like you might pass out, especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Flolite d tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
It may cause dizziness. Exercise caution if you have to drive or operate a machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?
No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to moderate renal disease.Not advisable in patients with the severe renal disease.
Does this affect liver function?
No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to moderate liver disease.Not advisable in patients with the severe liver disease.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Contiflo Icon 0.4Mg Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Akesiss Pharma Pvt Ltd
Salud Care India Pvt Ltd
Pulse Pharmaceuticals
Obsurge Biotech Ltd
Swati Spentose Pvt Ltd
La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Walter Bushnell
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Modi Mundi Pharma Pvt Ltd
Natco Pharma Ltd
Shreya Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Cachet Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Overseas Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Stallion Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Knoll Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
Morepen Laboratories Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am suffering from pcos. I have to loose my weight. I don't know what to do because I am unable to find it easy in my busy life.

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
I am suffering from pcos. I have to loose my weight. I don't know what to do because I am unable to find it easy in m...
Hi, Thank you for your query. We will be happy to help you. Please avoid all sugary foods and drinks, junk and other fried food, processed food and dairy products. Eat lots of fruits and veggies. Drink plenty of water. Consume good fats and proteins. Wake up just a little earlier and exercise a bit. You can do yoga or go for a walk. It is important to exercise. Rest well. Get a good night's sleep. And most importantly, don't let stress get you; stay free of stress. We are here to guide you. For a detailed and customized diet plan, feel free to leave a message. Eat healthy, stay healthy Regards.

Ultra sound scan report shows a calculus at mid pile of left kidney measuring 4.2 mm. Suggested medicine is contiflo. What should we do? Is this medicine used or not?

General Surgeon, Srinagar
Ultra sound scan report shows a calculus at mid pile of left kidney measuring 4.2 mm. Suggested medicine is contiflo....
Well. Contiflo contains tamsulosin an alpha blocker. It is used routinely for benign hyperplasia of prostate. It has a role in lower ureteric stones and ureterovesical junction stones as it helps to evacuate them. However in a kidney stone it does not have much role. Your stone size is very small. Take lots of fluids and exercise. You can try cystone tabs. However I don't think contiflo has much role in kidney stones as such. Regards.
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My husband has small stone in left kidney. Doctor suggests the contiflo od 0.4 mg tablet daily once. I heard about this medicine has some side effects of health. Is this advisable or not. Please clarify the doubt. Thank You.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon, Chennai
My husband has small stone in left kidney. Doctor suggests the contiflo od 0.4 mg tablet daily once. I heard about th...
Hi. I think the drug is prescribed for prostate gland. For renal stones. Take plenty of oral. Fluids. If his prostate is normal. And he has no difficulty in Passing urine. Then he can stop contiflo od. Each drug has side effect. Pls confirm before you have it.

Sir mai 2 saal se baar baar peshab aane aur Jalan se pareshan hu Lucknow pgi dikhaya treatment me tab Deriten od 7.5 mg, 6 mahine tab Contiflo icon .40 mg, 6 mahine cap Trinorm 200 mg ,1 mahine dono time Ab pet saaf nahi ho rha hai.

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Sir mai 2 saal se baar baar peshab aane aur Jalan se pareshan hu Lucknow pgi dikhaya treatment me tab Deriten od 7.5 ...
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Tips for Preparing Yourself for Laparoscopic Surgery!

Diploma in Advanced Gynaec Laparoscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Onco-Surgery, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Zirakpur
Tips for Preparing Yourself for Laparoscopic Surgery!

Being a female is an icon of responsibility in many perspectives. The female figure shares a huge responsibility in the family (husband, kids, other members), society, self, workplace etc. Hence it becomes necessary that a woman must understand what all arrangements she needs to make herself comfortable during days when she is going for laparoscopic surgery and after surgery.

Normally admission in the hospital is done one day before the surgery. During the day of surgery, you can be discharged if your clinical condition is fine. Usually it takes, on an average, 2-3 days of hospital stay. U need to make arrangements at home for 2-3 days when you are absenting from your respective responsibilities.

Before you leave for hospital, for the surgery  

  • Make sure that you have informed your absence at a particular place (e.g. workplace, family etc) for specific time period.
  • If you have got an insurance then you need to complete your paperwork for claiming benefits of surgery from the same.
  • You should stop taking all medicines / diets which has got tendency to thin the blood e.g. vitamins, natural supplements, any analgesics that may contain aspirin (salicylic acid) or any blood thinner medicines. This might increase chances of blood loss during surgery. Usually your surgeon makes notice of all these issues but, if missed by any chance, then you need to inform your surgeon about these.
  • You need to arrange someone who can accompany you on the day of the surgery and can help during your stay at hospital. This person must be someone with whom you are comfortable because he/she may have to help you go to the bathroom, get dressed, etc.
  • Arrangements of meals should be made beforehand, at your home. You can buy or prepare several meals ahead of time since after surgery you will feel weak and will not have the energy to cook.
  • You should do your house cleaning and laundry beforehand.
  • You should select comfortable clothing for your convalescence.
  • You should select underclothing made up of cotton or satin as these textures will be less irritating to the wound and will allow you to slip out of bed more easily.
  • You should prepare the part of the house where you will recuperate after surgery during the first few days. You can arrange clean sheets, pillows, heating pad, analgesics, reading material, remote control, telephone, etc at your selected place so that you can manage things easily.
  • You can buy some good magazines, arrange few movies so that you can keep yourself occupied during your convalescence.

What to pack

Mostly the hospitals provide almost every required consumable. Still you should prepare your hospital bag and should go over its contents with the person who will be accompanying you so that he/she knows what you packed and where you placed the items. Make sure to pack the following:

  • Health insurance and hospital cards
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Mobile charger and earphones
  • Reading material
  • Lip balm
  • Lozenges
  • Absorbent disposable tissue paper
  • Pillow.

Pre-operative appointment with Surgeon

  • You should ask all your doubts regarding the laparoscopic surgical procedure e.g. what will be done in surgery? what all I shall expect after surgery? what kind of anaesthesia I shall be receiving?
  • You should understand the instructions given to you by your surgeon e.g. when to reach hospital? Where to reach in the hospital? When to stop eating? etc.
  • You should ask your surgeon whether he /she will be providing video recording / intra-operative pictures of your laparoscopic surgery.

The day before surgery

  • You should not wear any makeup, hairspray, body lotion or deodorant.
  • You should remove nail polish, jewellery and contact lenses.
  • You should wear loose clothing such a dress without any elastic at the waist.
  • You should wear an undergarment so that no fabric rubs against your navel after the procedure. Also, make sure your panties are loose /comfortable or a size larger than you usually wear as they will be more comfortable if your abdomen is swollen.
  • You should wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off since it is uncomfortable while bending, after the procedure.
  • When you arrive at the hospital, try to relax. Listening to soothing music / watching movie will help.

After the surgery

  • Once you are getting discharged from the hospital you should arrange a transport vehicle which has minimum tendency to give bumps when on road.  In the vehicle, recline the seat and place a pillow against your tummy to absorb the shock of bumps in the road.
  • Once at home you should avoid sleeping in day time. You should can keep yourself occupied with reading magazine / watching movies / listening to music etc. It is advisable to have a sound sleep in the night.
  • Your abdominal muscles are expected to be discomforting for the first few days. You should take medicines as advised.
  • Hold a pillow against your stomach if you sneeze or cough to lessen the pain.
  • Your shoulders might hurt the first few days. You should sit in a reclining position and place a heating pad on your shoulders. When you feel better, walk a little around the house.
  • To get out of bed, roll onto your side and then gradually sit up using your arms for support. After sitting wait for a while and watch for any giddiness. Giddiness is expected for a short while and should vanish in few minutes. Once you are stable then slip your feet out of bed and then stand up. Again, wait for a while and watch for any giddiness. Once you are perfectly fine then you should start walking.
  • Feel nauseous is common due to anesthetic medicines given during surgery or the medicines you might be receiving. To combat nausea, you can try few measures: rub a pad moistened with rubbing alcohol under your nose, lie down, breathe through the mouth, suck on a mint candy, eat dry crackers or drink ginger ale.
  • Diet should be gradually upgraded. You should start with liquids, initially, and slowly moving up to solid food. The anaesthesia and analgesics can cause severe constipation after surgery. High fiber foods are recommended to prevent constipation (e.g pears, prunes, asparagus, carrots, whole-wheat bread etc).
  • You should drink at least 1.5 to 2 litres of water per day. Water intake helps in preventing constipation and helps in eliminating traces of the anaesthesia.
  • After the laparoscopic surgery wearing tampons is avoided. As wearing tampon might obscure the significant bleeding.
  • After the laparoscopic surgery intercourse / sexual activity is not prohibited till the surgeon recommends.
  • You may shower 24 hours after the surgery. Try to avoid contact of water with the stitches as this might delay healing of stitches.
  • After few days of surgery, you can apply vitamin E to the incision if the scar looks normal (and there are no signs of infection). Vitamin E promotes healing.
  • During recovery if you develop a fever, have difficulty urinating or experience heavy bleeding, contact your surgeon immediately or go to the hospital.
  • When you return to work, wear loose clothing and avoid wearing synthetic undergarments, which will irritate your navel.
  • It usually takes about a week to recover from a laparoscopy, a common and minimally invasive procedure. The secret to a speedy recovery is to take the necessary time and means to regain your energy.
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Digital Smile Design Now in India (DSD)

BDS, Masters in Immediate Loading Implants, Digital Smile Degin , Fellowship in Implantology
Dentist, Gurgaon
Digital Smile Design Now in India (DSD)

     Digital Smile Design Now in India (DSD)


DSD is a smile enhancement procedure. It is a new science that brings dentistry to an emotional level connecting with people through visual communication and real care.

beautiful smile reflects self-confidence and illuminates a positive aura around the person. Very few of us are naturally gifted for it. Nevertheless everyone desires and has a right to own one. A pleasing smile without teeth is unimaginable.

The modern science advances in the field of computers, photography and dental technology has given an edge to dentist in creating pleasing iconic smiles. The smiles designed with digital tools and visagism concept are extremely accurate and can reflect one’s personality. The best part in this is THE TEST DRIVE method that gives the dentist a clear road map with exact dimensions and proportion of teeth which can suit your personality, face, skin color, eye color and age. Earlier this work was left to guesswork of dentist and his technician. THE TEST DRIVE gives you a sense of owning a beautiful smile you always desired without actually undergoing any dental treatment. Correction can be done in final restoration if required.

Globally this concept of smile design is catching up faster. Now it is available in India and it’s within the reach of almost every one of us. It works for broken, discolored, crooked, or missing teeth. Its time we give thought to our smile because it makes life more beautiful.

So what are you waiting for … get a TEST DRIVE done today !!!

Plastic - Is It Good or Bad for Human Health?

B.Sc. Food & Nutrition, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Plastic - Is It Good or Bad for Human Health?

As you are reading this article, you may find several plastic items within your reach, your computer or phone, a pen, maybe an old food container in your kitchen. Today, plastic is everywhere in our lives. It has become an icon of convenience culture.

Is it really safe? 

Before we take a call whether plastic we are using is safe or not, it is important to understand different type of plastics. Society of plastic industry has grouped plastics into 7 different categories separate code called spi is given to each plastic, which is marked in triangle symbol at the bottom of each plastic bottle.

Spi code #1:
Plastic marked with an spi code of 1 is made with polyethylene terephthalate, which is also known as pete or pet. Pete-based containers sometimes absorb odours and flavors from foods and drinks that are stored inside of them. Items made from this plastic are commonly recycled.

Common use:
Beverage bottles, medicine jars, peanut butter jars, combs, beanbags, and rope.
Recycled pete is used to make tote bags, carpet, fiber fill material in winter clothing, and more.

Impression: okay to use. Not known to leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones.

Spi code #2:
The spi code of 2 identifies plastic made with high-density polyethylene, or hdpe. Hdpe products are very safe and are not known to leach any chemicals into foods or drinks. (however, due to the risk of contamination from previously held substances, please note: it is never safe to reuse an hdpe bottle as a food or drink container if it didn't originally contain food or drink!) hdpe products are commonly recycled.

Common use:
Items made from this plastic include containers for milk, motor oil, shampoos and conditioners, soap bottles, detergents, and bleaches. Many personalized toys are made from this plastic as well.

Recycled hdpe is used to make plastic crates, plastic lumber, fencing, and more.

Impression: good to use. Not known to leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones.

Spi code #3:
Plastic labeled with an spi code of 3 is made with polyvinyl chloride, or pvc. Pvc is not often recycled and can be harmful if ingested.

Common use:
Pvc is used for all kinds of pipes and tiles, but it's most commonly found in plumbing pipes. This kind of plastic should not come in contact with food items.

Recycled pvc is used to make flooring, mobile home skirting, and other industrial-grade items.

Impression: avoid using it as it contains plasticisers such as deha or phthalates that can leach into food.

Spi code #4:
Plastic marked with an spi code of 4 is made with low-density polyethylene, or ldpe. Ldpe is not commonly recycled, but it is recyclable in certain areas. It tends to be both durable and flexible. It also is not known to release harmful chemicals into objects in contact with it, making it a safe choice for food storage.

Common use:
Plastic cling wrap, sandwich bags, squeezable bottles, and plastic grocery bags all are made from ldpe.

Recycled ldpe is used to make garbage cans, lumber, furniture, and many other products seen in and around the house.

Impression: ok to use. Not known to leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones, but not as widely recycled as #1 or #2.

Spi code #5:
Consumers will find the spi code of 5 on plastic items made with polypropylene, or pp. Pp can be recycled but is not accepted for recycling as commonly as pete or hdpe. This type of plastic is strong and can usually withstand higher temperatures.

Common use:
Among many other products, it is used to make plastic diapers, tupperware, margarine containers, yogurt boxes, syrup bottles, prescription bottles, and some stadium cups. Plastic bottle caps often are made from pp as well.

Recycled pp is used to make ice scrapers, rakes, battery cables, and similar items that need to be durable.

Impression: ok to use. Hazardous during production, but not known to leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones. Not as widely recycled as #1 and #2.

Spi code #6:
Plastic marked with an spi code of 6 is made with polystyrene, also known as ps and most commonly known as styrofoam. Ps can be recycled, but not efficiently; recycling it takes a lot of energy, which means that few places accept it.

Common use:
Disposable coffee cups, plastic food boxes, plastic cutlery, packing foam, and packing peanuts are made from ps.

Recycled ps is used to make many different kinds of products, including insulation, license plate frames, and rulers.

Impression: avoid using it as researchers have investigated possible health risks from traces of styrene monomer. This risk seems to be low.

Spi code #7:
The spi code of 7 is used to designate miscellaneous types of plastic that are not defined by the other six codes. Bisphenol a (bpa), polycarbonate and polylactide are included in this category. These types of plastics are difficult to recycle.

Common use:
Polycarbonate, or pc, is used in baby bottles, large water bottles (multiple-gallon capacity), compact discs, and medical storage containers.

Recycled plastics in this category are used to make plastic lumber, among other products.

Impression: totally avoid using it as it polycarbonate can release bpa into food, especially when bottles are washed for reuse. Can leach into food as product ages.

Final conclusion:
Avoid recycling symbols 3, 6, and 7. While number 1 is considered safe, it is also best to avoid this plastic. Look for symbols 2, 4, and 5, as these plastics are considered to be safest.

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Premature Ejaculation and its treatment

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Premature Ejaculation and its treatment

PME Overview

Early / Rapid (Premature) Ejaculation is not a disease The most common sexual dysfunction in men is Premature Ejaculation (PE). In fact it is more common than common cold and will not go away by itself, unless diagnosed and treated.
Premature Ejaculation happens before penetration or after penetration before partner achieves satisfaction. Men with PE have short ejaculation times from penetration to ejaculation, inability to delay ejaculation and negative personal consequences from PE.

Adequate ejaculatory control refers to a reasonable degree of voluntary control, which allows a man to continue to continue sexual performance, until he chooses to ?let go? and ejaculate. Most guys are able to prolong their sexual act, on the basis of partners need for 3 to 7 minutes.

Premature ejaculators are unable to achieve this level of voluntary control and they have no choice and they ejaculate rapidly and involuntarily as soon as they reach a high state of arousal, whether they want it or not. Many men with early ejaculation attribute it to guilt about masturbation, lack sexual confidence and they tend to be anxious about their ability to perform. Each time their negative experience convinces them that they are ?losers? and this increases their performance anxiety. During anxiety there is a release of adrenalin and nor adrenalin which are our body?s emergency hormones which reach penile circulation in less than a second and instantly constricts the blood vessels reversing the erectile process and they naturally lose the erection also, which can be devastating.

Lifelong PE is characterized by 'ejaculation which always or nearly always occurs prior to or within about one minute of vaginal penetration leading to frustration of the partner.

In our society, men often measure their self worth by the hardness of their erection and by their ?staying power?. Men who have poor control, especially if they are unsure of themselves in other ways, may end up with a general sense of inadequacy and failure, and may develop additional sexual difficulties. Early ejaculation is not good for romantic relationships, not because women reject them on account of the PE, but because they develop self-destructive patterns of sexual avoidance and lead a bitter and frustrated life. Many women who complain bitterly about their husband?s PE are really less upset about their PE, but are more concerned by the partner?s insensitivity to their feelings. Naturally, such deep unhappiness on the part of the partner creates pressures, which only worsen the couple?s problems, and in fact they avoid having sexual activity.

The only way to diagnose is when the individual feels or the partner complains about it.


Preventive Exercise

By modifying the stimulation in masturbatory exercises (Stop-start technique), Yoga (Vajroli & Ashwini Mudra), Unani approach (interrupting the flow of urine) a man with premature ejaculation can learn to slow his response or in severe cases surgical cutting of the nerve.

Reducing sensation

Wear a condom: sounds too simple to be true, but it works for a lot of men.

Use an analgesic cream or spray: There are two classes of these products. The first is the traditional "numbing" creams and sprays that have been on the market for some time. The upside is that you'll feel less sensation, which will delay ejaculation. The downside is your partner may suffer a loss of sensation as well and of course less sensation is not very appealing to men and women.

There is a new class of topical medications that absorb into the skin to deliver a mild anesthetic to the sensory nerves below the stratum corneum (top layer of skin) of the penis. This allows men to have ejaculatory control but with less loss of sexual sensation, and reduces the transference to their partners.

Apply strategic pressure:

Youcan delay an oncoming ejaculation by applying pressure to one of two spots.

Perineum pressure: Pressing on the perineum by yourself or your partner, a spot midway between your scrotum and your anus, will help to stop ejaculation because this spot reaches through to the prostate gland. It is the prostate that contracts and expands during orgasm and then expels the ejaculation fluid.

Testes tug: When a man nears orgasm his scrotum raises up closer to his body. You can delay ejaculation by gently pulling your testes down and away from your body.

Reduce anxiety:

For many men anxiety and pressure to perform is a major contributor to premature ejaculation. Relax and remember that your partner probably cares about more than the timing of your orgasms, and that premature ejaculation doesn't mean you can't still be good in bed


Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), group of drugs delay ejaculation.

In very severe cases, rarely surgical option is considered, to denerve the penis of its sensations.

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Can You Cut Down FLU Risk With Mere Exercising?

General Physician, Patiala
Can You Cut Down FLU Risk With Mere Exercising?
Cut down flu risk through regular exercise

Cold and flu are common problems which spans across all seasons and affects all age groups, kids and elders alike. However a flu or a viral infection leaves you very weak and vulnerable. A good routine of exercise is the easiest way to keep such infections at bay.

Regular exercise plays an important role in building your immunity against a flu infection. If you exercise for a minimum of 2.5 hours every week, your chances of contracting a flu infection are drastically reduced by almost 10 percent. However it is important that you exercise moderately and on a regular basis to protect your body against the flu.

An effective exercise schedule would involve 150 minutes of moderate exercise such as brisk walking, gardening etc every week. This can also be substituted by 75 minutes/week of vigorous exercise which includes running, playing a sport, aerobics etc. And 2 days for muscle strengthening exercises. Incorporate any one of these regimes in your daily schedule and follow them without fail, as they are the most fool-proof method to prepare your body for the fight against the flu virus.

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