Active substance Tamsulosin Hydrochloride
US Brand Flomax
IN Brand Urimax
Manufacturing by Cipla
Strength 4mg
Form release blister 10 capsules
Shipping time 7 – 18 days (Depending from the Country)
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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).

Usual Adult Dose for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Initial Dose: 0.4 mg orally once a day
Maximum Dose: 0.8 mg orally once a day

Comments:
-If use is discontinued or interrupted for several days at either the 0.4 mg or 0.8 mg dose, treatment should be initiated again with the 0.4 mg once a day dose.

Use: Treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Renal Dose Adjustments

Renal impairment (CrCl greater than 10 mL/min): No adjustment recommended
End-stage renal disease (CrCl less than 10 mL/min): Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Mild or moderate hepatic impairment: No adjustment recommended
Severe hepatic impairment: Data not available

Dose Adjustments

For patients who do not respond to the 0.4 mg dose after 2 to 4 weeks, the dose may be increased to 0.8 mg orally once a day.

Precautions

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-This drug should be administered on an empty stomach approximately a half hour following the same meal each day.
-Capsules should not be crushed or chewed.
-Dosage units should be swallowed whole and not crushed, chewed, broken, or opened.
-If therapy is discontinued for several days, at either the 0.4 mg or 0.8 mg dose, therapy should be started again with the 0.4 mg once a day dose.

General:
-This drug is not indicated in women or children.

Patient advice:
-Patients should be cautioned about driving, operating machinery, or performing hazardous tasks.
-Patients should seek immediate medical attention if priapism occurs.

More common:

  • Cough or hoarseness
  • fever or chills
  • lower back or side pain
  • painful or difficult urination

Less common:

  • Chest pain

Rare

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • fainting
  • feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • painful or prolonged erection of the penis
  • sensation of spinning

Incidence not known:

  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • blurred vision
  • confusion
  • diarrhea
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • itching
  • joint or muscle pain
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • red, irritated eyes
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  • sweating
  • tightness of the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Minor Side Effects

Some tamsulosin side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common:

  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • back pain
  • body aches or pain
  • congestion
  • headache
  • lack or loss of strength
  • sneezing
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • trouble swallowing
  • voice changes

Less common:

  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • decreased sexual drive or performance
  • drowsiness
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • increased cough
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • nausea
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • tooth disorder
  • trouble sleeping

Incidence not known:

  • Constipation
  • hives or welts, skin rash
  • redness of the skin
  • vomiting

 

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