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Tamsulosin Counseling Points

Tamsulosin Counseling Points

What is Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Capsule, 0.4 mg?

Tamsulosin hydrochloride capsules are an alpha1 adrenoceptor antagonist indicated for treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Could also be potentially useful to facilitate passage of nephroliths and ureteroliths, and for treating functional urinary obstruction, or detrusor-urethral dyssynergia.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Tamsulosin is in a class of medications called alpha blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and bladder so that urine can flow easily.

How should this medicine be used?

Tamsulosin comes as a capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day. Take tamsulosin 30 minutes after the same meal each day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take tamsulosin exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.Swallow tamsulosin capsules whole; do not split, chew, crush, or open them.Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of tamsulosin and may increase your dose after 2 to 4 weeks.Tamsulosin may help control your condition, but it will not cure it. Continue to take tamsulosin even if you feel well. Do not stop taking tamsulosin without talking to your doctor.

Side Effect

Common side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness, weakness;
  • nausea, diarrhea;
  • headache, chest pain;
  • abnormal ejaculation, decreased amount of semen;
  • back pain;
  • blurred vision;
  • tooth problems;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • runny or stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat, cough;
  • sleep problems (insomnia); or
  • decreased interest in sex.

How should i take tamsulosin (flomax)?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.Tamsulosin is usually taken once a day, approximately 30 minutes after a meal. Try to take this medication at the same time each day.Do not crush, chew, or open a tamsulosin capsule. Swallow it whole.Tamsulosin lowers blood pressure and may cause dizziness or fainting, especially when you first start taking it, or when you start taking it again. Call your doctor if you have severe dizziness or feel like you might pass out.Some things can cause your blood pressure to get too low. This includes vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, heart disease, dialysis, a low-salt diet, or taking diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.

What should i avoid while taking tamsulosin (flomax)?

Tamsulosin may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.Dizziness or severe drowsiness can cause falls, accidents, or severe injuries.To prevent dizziness, avoid standing for long periods of time or becoming overheated during exercise and in hot weather.Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of tamsulosin.

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