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Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Tablets

Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Tablets

What is tamsulosin?

Tamsulosin (Flomax) is an alpha-blocker that relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate.Tamsulosin is used to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).Tamsulosin is not approved for use in women or children.

Uses

Tamsulosin is used by men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH). It does not shrink the prostate, but it works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the bladder. This helps to relieve symptoms of BPH such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate often or urgently (including during the middle of the night).Tamsulosin belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha blockers.Do not use this medication to treat high blood pressure.

How should I take tamsulosin?

Take tamsulosin exactly as it was prescribed for you. 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 capsule. Swallow the capsule 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.

Tamsulosin Side Effects

Headache is the most common side effect of taking tamsulosin. Other common side effects include:

  • Dizziness upon standing due to a sudden drop in blood pressure
  • Runny nose
  • Problems with ejaculation
  • Dizziness
  • Joint pain
  • Infection
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Back pain
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Bitter taste in the mouth

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.If you miss your doses for several days in a row, contact your doctor before restarting the medication.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking tamsulosin?

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.

What other drugs will affect tamsulosin?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with, especially:

  • blood pressure medicine.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with tamsulosin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

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