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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Tamsulosin (Definition)

Tamsulosin is the generic name for a very commonly used drug flomax (tamsulosin). Tamsulosin is indicated for patients who have symptoms of enlarged prostate , frequency, too many trips to the bath room. , slow flow , dribbling the medication relaxes the smooth muscles around the prostate and makes it easy to urinate it should be taken at bed time to avoid side effects .. Dizziness ...Read more


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Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which one is better?

Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which one is better?

Alpha-blockers: Both are alpha-blockers used to relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck resulting in improved urinary flow (can be used in both men and women). Both are available in generic form. Each can result in a decrease in bp: Flomax (tamsulosin), however, is intended to be more selective for alpha-1a type receptors and is not intended for use as an anti-hypertensive agent. ...Read more

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Rapaflo (silodosin) vs flomax?

Rapaflo (silodosin) vs flomax?

Here are some ...: Rapaflo (silodosin) and Flomax (tamsulosin) are the same class of drugs - selective alpha-blocker, which can relax the smooth muscles around the bladder neck and prostate urethra so to quickly improve urine flow to a degree. Rapaflo is newer than Flomax and the profiles of effectivenss and side effects are similar although the newer one always tends to claim being better and less. ...Read more

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Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used?What is side effects of flomax(tamsulosin hydrochloride)?

Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used?What is side effects of flomax(tamsulosin hydrochloride)?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is a alpha-blocker and the main side-effect is 'hypotension' especially upon standing. You will become light-headed and may fail. It also may decrease or eliminate the ejaculation volume. This is not bad but concerns many patients. ...Read more

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Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which works better and why?

Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which works better and why?

Alpha-blockers: Both are alpha-blockers used to relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck resulting in improved urinary flow (can be used in both men and women). Both are available in generic form. Each can result in a decrease in bp: Flomax (tamsulosin), however, is intended to be more selective for alpha-1a type receptors and is not intended for use as an anti-hypertensive agent. ...Read more

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Can you take proscar, doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin) together ?

Can you take proscar, doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin) together


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Not ideal: Doxazosin and Flomax (tamsulosin) are in the same class of drug, known as Alpha blockers. They would not usually be prescribed together, because this could increase the risk of low blood pressure and symptoms such as dizziness. Finasteride is in a different class of drug (which affects testosterone metabolism) and can be taken together with either doxazosin or tamsulosin. ...Read more

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Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Yes.: Flomax (tamsulosin) is part of a family of drugs called alpha-blockers that relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck, improving urine flow & symptoms. Other drugs in this group are terazosin, doxazosin, alfuzosin, & silodosin. Another family of drugs for BPH are 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. These shrink the prostate and reduce episodes of urine retention. ...Read more

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Is cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) better and why?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Tamsulosin now generic. More specific and fewer side effects. Allhat study showed ? Cardiovascular probs in certain people with cardura (doxazosin). For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin : Amoxicillin is the generic name. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the brand name. ...Read more

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Can women take flomax (tamsulosin)?

Yes.: It may be indicated to help some kidney stones to pass. ...Read more

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Generic form of actos (pioglitazone hcl)?

Generic form of actos (pioglitazone hcl)?

Diabetes medication: Actos (pioglitazone) are used in diabetes as an insuin sensitizer. I'm not sure what your question is? If it's generically available, i would be comfortable using it. ...Read more

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Is generic viagra (sildenafil citrate) just as good as the brand viagra pfizer?

Is generic viagra (sildenafil citrate) just as good as the brand viagra pfizer?

Viagara: There is a lot of variability in generic drugs. The range can vary from 80-120%. Most generic makers give you close to 80% in order to keep cost down and they also put additives. So if you take a 10mg branded the generic may give you 8mg -12mg. There is also significant differences between one generic and the other. ...Read more

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Besides flomax, (tamsulosin) are any other prostate medications available in generic form?

Besides flomax, (tamsulosin) are any other prostate medications available in generic form?

Yes: Yes there are medications other than Flomax (tamsulosin) that are used to treat BPH which are available as generic medications. The list includes: Hytrin (terazosin); Cardura (doxazosin), and Proscar (finasteride). Non-generic medications that are used to treat BPH include avodart, jalyn, rapaflo, and uroxatral (alfuzosin). ...Read more

Flomax (Definition)

Tamsulosin is an anti-BPH agent which is a ...Read more