Tamsulosin 0.4mg

Tamsulosin 0.4mg
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Tamsulosin is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men. BPH is an enlargement of the prostate gland which occurs commonly in men over the age of 50. Tamsulosin relaxes the muscle of the prostate and bladder neck, improving urine flow and BPH symptoms (including weak urinary stream, sensation of unempty bladder, straining to reach urination, stopping and starting when urinating, urinating more than every 2 hours, finding it difficult to postpone urination, and sleep interruption caused by a need to urinate.

  • Important Note
  • How to use
  • Side Effects
  • Precautions
  • Drug Interactions
  • Notes
  • Missed Dose

Tamsulosin is used by men only. Before taking tamsulosin, tell your doctor about all health problems you have now or have had in the past, the medications you take, and your allergies. Carcinoma of the prostate and BPH cause many of the same symptoms, so patients should be evaluated prior to start of tamsulosin to rule out the presence of carcinoma of the prostate.

Take tamsulosin exactly as recommended by your physician, even if you feel well. Tamsulosin should be taken daily approximately 30 minutes following the same meal every day. Do not crush, chew or open the capsules.

Discuss side effects of tamsulosin with your doctor before beginning treatment and anytime you think you are having a side effect. Side effects of tamsulosin may include dizziness, insomnia, runny nose, or ejaculatory problems. In some cases side effects may decrease or disappear while the patient continues to take the medicine. Call your doctor if you take too much tamsulosin. Some men may experience dizziness or fainting caused by a decrease in blood pressure after taking tamsulosin. Although this is rare, you should avoid driving or hazardous tasks for 12 hours after the initial dose or if the doctor increases your daily dose of tamsulosin. An extremely rare side effect that can occur is prolonged, painful erection of the penis. If this condition occurs, go to an Emergency Room as soon as possible.

Tamsulosin should not be taken if you are allergic to tamsulosin or any of its non-medicinal ingredients. While taking tamsulosin, you need to see your doctor regularly. If you are undergoing eye surgery, inform your eye specialist that you are using tamsulosin.

Before taking tamsulosin, tell your doctor if you are taking any other medication. Caution should be exercised if used with cimetidine and warfarin.

Tamsulosin is used by men only. Before taking tamsulosin, tell your doctor about all health problems you have now or have had in the past, the medications you take, and your allergies. Carcinoma of the prostate and BPH cause many of the same symptoms, so patients should be evaluated prior to start of tamsulosin to rule out the presence of carcinoma of the prostate.

If you miss a dose, skip that dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take double or extra doses. If you interrupt your treatment for several days, resume your treatment after contacting your physician.


Tamsulosin - oral

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Storage

Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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