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Why tamsulosin hydrochloride prolonged release tablets is used?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis answered

Specializes in Urology

See below: Tamsulosin is fda-approved for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). By relaxing the muscle fibers within the prostate gland. It is used off-label for prostatitis-related symptoms and in helping patients pass a kidney stone. It only comes as an extended release formulation taken once daily (0.4 mg).

Answered 11/21/2018

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