Tamsulosin (flomax): Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Tamsulosin (flomax) is a alpha-blocker that relaxes the muscles in the bladder and making easier to urinate.it is mainly used to improve urination in men with enlarged prostate.

Information of tamsulosin:

It is not to be used if the patient is allergic to tamsulosin, do not take this drug along with other drugs such as dizziness, fainting, be careful if anything that requires alertness. It can affect the pupil during eye surgery; tell your doctor if you have eye surgery while taking this medication.

It can be used as the exactly how the doctor has prescribed, directions written on the prescription label should be followed by the patient. It is not to be used in small or large doses and also no longer then prescribed.

Dosage pattern of tamsulosin:

Adult dose:

Prostatic hyperplasia( enlarged prostate):

The initial dose is about 0.4mg to be taken orally once a day

Maximum dose is about 0.8mg to be atken orally once a day

Renal dose adjustment:

For renal impairment: no adjustment needed

Liver dose adjustment: no adjustment needed

Pregnancy and breastfeeding:

This drug indicated not to use during pregnancy and this drug is not indicated for use of women during lactation, because it can excreted into the human milk and this effects the nursing baby.

Tamsulosin overdose:

The overdose of this drug may fatel seek immediate medical emergency

Tamsulosin side effects:

Severity: major

  • Fever with chills
  • Cough
  • Painful urination
  • Chest pain
  • Back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Prolonged erection of penis
  • Sensation of spinning
  • Confusion
  • Itching
  • Diarrhea
  • Sweating
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Muscle pain
  • Irritated eyes
  • Sore throat
  • Tightness in chest
  • Blurred vision

Severity: minor

  • Sneezing
  • Headache
  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Congestion
  • Body aches
  • Loss of strength
  • Voice changes
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Drowsiness
  • Increased cough
  • Loss of sexual ability
  • Nausea
  • Tooth disorder
  • Loss of sexual ability
  • Constipation
  • Redness of the skin
  • Vomiting

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