Tamsulosin is used for patients suffering with benign prostatic hyperplasia(enlarged prostate).
How it Works
Tamsulosin is an alpha-blocker that relaxes the muscles in the prostate gland and bladder neck, making it easier for the urine to pass through.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Tamsulosin can include the symptoms below;
Cough or hoarseness,
Fever or chills,
Lower back or side pain,
Painful or difficult urination
Flomax or otherwise known as tamsulosin belongs to the group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers. It relaxes the muscles around and within the prostate and bladder neck to make it easier for urination.
Flomax (tamsulosin) mainly consists of TAMSULOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE. This drug comes in capsule form at 0.4 mg strength to be taken via the oral route. Among the inactive ingredients of the drug are calcium stearate, gelatine, ferric oxide, and microcrystalline cellulose.
Men who have problems with urination use Flomax. The use of its drug is to help with regular urination for men with enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Dosage and administration
The capsule comes in 0.4 mg concentration. Hypotension is the result of overdosing onthis medicine. So, it is very important to follow the correct dosage as advised by your doctor after a thorough. Male patients aged between 45 to 75 years old can take one capsule daily after a meal. Please seek medical attention immediately, if you experience an overdose of this drug. Usage of this is highly prohibited if you are taking Hytrin, Cardura, and Uroxatral.
Patients with hypersensitivity should never use this drug without a consultation with the doctor first.
A patient must inform their physician if they have any history of allergies while on Flomax therapy. Priapism may also appear while using this product. Priapism refers to pain in the penis during erection. This side effect is very crucial as this may lead to irrevocable damage to the penis. So, it is very important to tell your healthcare provider urgently if you experience any difference in your penis or side effects. Usage of this drug is highly prohibited if you are taking Hytrin, Cardura, and Uroxatral. You are also discouraged from driving when you are under Flomax therapy as it can cause thinking impairment and slow alertness. You are also discouraged to drink alcohol.
These side effects that can be caused by this drug are easy fatigability, runny nose, vertigo, diarrhea, sore throat, insomnia, and even sleepiness. Ejaculation problem is also reported with the use of this drug. Most patients have difficulty ejaculating and experience retrograde ejaculation. Retrograde ejaculation happens when sperm goes to the bladder instead of the normal way which is coming out of the penis. Flomax is tolerable for most patients, however, there are some reported side effects associated with the usage of this product which must be treated with proper medical treatments.
Tamsulosin should be stored at room temperature. Tamsulosin should be stored in a dry place away from moisture. It should be kept away from children and pets.Tamsulosin should also be kept away from extreme heat or cold.