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Tamsulosin Use In Females

Tamsulosin Use In Females

What Is Tamsulosin (Flomax)?

Tamsulosin is the generic form of the brand-name drug Flomax. It's used to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH).

Tamsulosin belongs to a group of drugs known as alpha-1 receptor blockers.

Drugs in this class work by blocking special receptors found on smooth muscle cells in the prostate known as alpha-1 receptors. They are designed to improve urine flow.

How should I take tamsulosin?

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.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. You will also need to be checked for prostate cancer before and during treatment with tamsulosin.

Side Effect

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.

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.

Pregnancy and Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin is generally considered safe to take during pregnancy.

Regardless, you should tell your doctor if you're pregnant or plan to become pregnant before taking this medication.

You should also alert your physician if you're breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

It's not recommended that breastfeeding mothers take this medication.

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