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Tamsulosin Generic

Tamsulosin Generic

Generic Drug for Enlarged Prostate Approved

March 2, 2010 --The first generic version of Flomax, a medication to treat the signs and symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland, has won the approval of the FDA.

The generic version of Flomax, known as tamsulosin, will be made by IMPAX Laboratories of Haywood, Calif. Under FDA regulations, the generic versions must meet the same standards as the brand name drug, says Gary Buehler, director of the FDA Office of Generic Drugs, in a news release.

Enlargement of the prostate gland, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is common among men as they age. More than half of men 60 and older and more than 90% of those 70 and older have BPH symptoms, including a weak urine stream, leaking or dribbling, frequent need to urinate at night, and urinary urgency.

Common use

Tamsulosin is used to treat Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) also known as benign enlargement of the prostate (BEP). This medicine helps to control your symptoms, diminish urinary retention and reduce your risk of needing the surgery.

Dosage and direction

Take Flomax by mouth with a glass of water, with or without food. Avoid cutting, crushing or chewing this medicine.

Consult your doctor concerning the proper dose for you.

Precautions

Before taking Flomax tell your doctor or chemist if you are allergic to Tamsulosin; or if you have other allergies.

As this medicament can be absorbed by skin, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not manipulate this medicine.

Contraindications

Flomax should not be used by women or children as well as by the patients having demonstrated a reaction of hypersensitivity to Finasteride.

Possible side effects

The most common side effects are dizziness, unusual weakness, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, blurred vision, runny nose, or ejaculating problems.

Stop using Flomax and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer, severe dizziness or fainting.

A very serious allergic reaction rarely occurs.

In case you notice the effects not listed here, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug interaction

No drug interactions of clinical importance have been identified.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use before using this medication.

Missed dose

If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you see that it is practically the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take your dose twice.

Overdose

If you think you have used too much of this medicine seek emergency medical attention right away. The symptoms of overdose usually include chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting.

Storage

Store your medicines at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store them in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from children and pets.

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