Indoramin is a drug to relieve symptoms of benign prostate gland enlargement, such as difficulty urinating, weak stream of urine, or frequent urination. In addition, this drug can also be used to lower blood pressure in hypertension.
Indoramin will block alpha receptors in the muscles of blood vessels, prostate gland, or bladder. That way, the muscles in the prostate gland or bladder will relax and urine flow more smoothly. This way of working can also dilate blood vessels so that blood flow is smoother and blood pressure decreases.
Indoramin trademark : Indoramin
What is Indoramin
Alpha blockers ( alpha blockers )
Treating benign prostate enlargement or lowering blood pressure in hypertension
Indoramin for pregnant and lactating women
Category N: Not yet categorized. Studies that have been conducted on experimental animals, did not show any risk to the fetus.
However, it should not be given to pregnant women, unless deemed necessary and the benefits outweigh the possible risks.
Indoramin is not known whether it can be absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.
Warning Before Consuming Indoramin
Follow the doctor's recommendations and suggestions while undergoing treatment with indoramin. Before taking this drug, you need to pay attention to the following things:
- Tell your doctor about any history of allergies you have. This drug should not be consumed by someone who is allergic to indoramin.
- Tell your doctor if you are being treated with monoamine oxidase inhibitor ( MAOI ) drugs, such as isocarboxacid. Indoramin should not be given with the drug.
- Tell your doctor if you have or currently have Parkinson's disease, liver disease, kidney disease , heart failure, epilepsy , depression, fainting after urination ( micturition syncope ) or orthostatic hypotension .
- Do not drive a vehicle or do activities that require alertness while being treated with indoramin, because this drug can cause drowsiness .
- Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements or herbal products.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
- Tell your doctor that you are taking indoramin if you are planning to have surgery, including cataract surgery.
- See a doctor immediately if you have an allergic drug reaction , overdose, or serious side effects after taking indoramin.
Dosage and Rules for Use of Indoramin
The dose of indoramin given by the doctor can be different for each patient, depending on the condition being treated and the patient's response to the drug. The following is the dose of indoramin for adult patients:
Initial dose of 25 mg, 2 times a day. Dosage may be increased by 25 mg or 50 mg at 2-week intervals. The maximum dose is 200 mg per day which is divided into 2-3 times consumption.
Conditions: Benign prostatic enlargement or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Initial dose of 20 mg, 2 times a day. The dose may be increased by 20 mg in 2 week intervals. The maximum dose is 100 mg per day which is divided into several consumptions.
How to Consume Indoramin Properly
Follow the doctor 's recommendations and read the instructions on the drug packaging before taking indoramin. Do not increase or decrease your dose without consulting your doctor.
Consume indoramin regularly at the same time every day for maximum treatment effect. Indoramin can be consumed before or after meals. Swallow the indoramin tablet with the help of a glass of water. Do not stop taking the drug, unless ordered by a doctor.
If you forget to take indoramin, consume it immediately if the gap with the next consumption schedule is not too close. If it's close, ignore it and don't double the dose.
Make sure to carry out routine controls to the doctor. This is necessary to monitor the effectiveness of the drug and the body's response to the drug.
Store indoramin in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep this drug out of reach of children.
Indoramin Interaction with Other Drugs
There are several drug interaction effects that can occur if indoramin is used with certain drugs, including:
- Increased blood pressure lowering effect when used with MAOI class drugs, anesthetic drugs, antidepressants , beta blockers, calcium antagonists , other antihypertensive drugs, or diuretics , especially thiazides
- Increased speed of absorption and levels of indoramin when consumed with alcoholic beverages
Indoramin Side Effects and Dangers
Side effects that can occur after using indoramin include:
- Dizziness or drowsiness
- Dry mouth
- Changes in sexual arousal
- Swollen foot
Check with your doctor if these side effects don't improve or get worse. Immediately consult a doctor if you experience a drug allergic reaction, which can be characterized by symptoms of swelling of the eyelids or lips, an itchy skin rash, or difficulty breathing.