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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Tamsulosin (Overview)

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 is the most common.


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Please describe the medication: tamsulosin?

Please describe the medication: tamsulosin?

For enlarge prostate: 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 is the most common. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
163 doctors shared insights

Tamsulosin (Overview)

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 is the most common.


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Can Tolterodine Tartrate and Tamsulosin Hydrochloride INN work in synergy? My GP prescribed them. I have CKD and chronic prostatitise.

Can Tolterodine Tartrate and Tamsulosin Hydrochloride INN work in synergy? My GP prescribed them. I have CKD and chronic prostatitise.

BPH Tx : There are several papers which have outlined the safety and effectiveness of combining a medicine like tolteridine (Detrol) with a med like tamsulosin (Flomax). However, in a 45 y/o male I would be more inclined to recommend prostate surgery instead of adding more medication, as there may be a greater long term benefit and you may end up taking fewer meds instead if more meds! ...Read more

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Can you use tamsulosin to treat bacteria vaginosis?

Can you use tamsulosin to treat bacteria vaginosis?

No. : Tamsulosin, also known under the name flomax, (tamsulosin) is a drug designed to relax smooth muscle cells of the urinary tract. It acts by blocking receptors on the muscle called alpha-1a adrenergic receptors. Its approved use is to enhance urination in prostate enlargement. It is sometimes used to help pass kidney stones. It does not treat or effect bacterial vaginosis. ...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 an 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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With which alpha adrenergic blocking drug is less chance of orthostatic hypotension sideeffect than tamsulosin?

none: Any Alpha adrenergic blocker will cause oh. A drug with a different mechanism, such as dutasteride, will not (but has its own type of side effects). Sorry! ...Read more

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Has anyone experienced harmful side effects after taking tamsulosin a long time?

Seldom: Most commonly men get light-headed after getting up from bed. This usually stops after a week or so of treatment. And they get up less often. ...Read more

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I weigh 90kg & have been on Tamsulosin for 3 wks to help kidney stone pass. No longer need to take it — how long before it is fully out of my system?

Tamsulosin: Generally medication is cleared from the system and for half-lives. With a half-life of 15 hours that means tamsulosin should be cleared from your system within three days ...Read more

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Medication interaction tamsulosin and ciprofloxacin. Are they ok together?

Medication interaction tamsulosin and ciprofloxacin. Are they ok together?

No interaction: Be sure to check with your pharmacist if any of your other medications interacts with either of these two. ...Read more

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Is there much difference between 0.4 and 0.8 of tamsulosin (flomax) — find the 0.4 has lost its effect on me?

Is there much difference between 0.4 and 0.8 of tamsulosin (flomax) — find the 0.4 has lost its effect on me?

Twice as much: Taking twice the dose of tamsulosin can make a fair amount of difference for some people, but often it just increases the amount of lightheadedness (orthostatic hypotension). If 0.4mg has lost its effect, it's worth trying the double dose. If it doesn't work, see your urologist to discuss other options. ...Read more

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Uses for tamsulosin?

Uses for tamsulosin?

Urinary tract.: Tamsulosin, also known under the name flomax, (tamsulosin) is a drug designed to relax smooth muscle cells of the urinary tract. Its approved use is to improve urination in prostate enlargement (bph). It has been shown to improve urinary symptoms, or ipss score. It is also used to help pass kidney stones by relaxing the ureter. It is also used, at times, as an adjunct in the treatment of chronic prostatitis. ...Read more

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What does Tamsulosin treat?

Here are some...: Tamsulosin is a so-called alpha-1 adrenergic blocker, which can relax the smooth muscles inside prostate urethra and bladder neck so to potentially ease and improve urine flow since that area possesses an abundance of alpha-1 adrenergic receptors. More? Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What is tamsulosin prescribed for?

What is tamsulosin prescribed for?

Prostate enlargement: Tamsulosin (Flomax) is usually prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia, which is the enlargement of the prostate. It helps with urine flow in people who have that condition. ...Read more

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Does flomax (tamsulosin) help with ed?

Not, but ...: Clinically, Flomax (tamsulosin) has not caused ED, but some ejaculatory dysfunctions such as low ejaculate & retrograde ejaculation in 8-18 % of patients, which is dose related, due to its effective relaxation of bladder neck, which yet helps men improve urine flow. Fortunately, most of the men using it don't need to make more baby so they can accept and cope with this side effect to trade with better urine flow. ...Read more

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What will flomax (tamsulosin) do for me?

What will flomax (tamsulosin) do for me?

Drug used in urology: Tamsulosin, also known under the name flomax, (tamsulosin) is a drug designed to relax smooth muscle cells of the urinary tract. Its approved use is to improve urination in prostate enlargement (bph). It has been shown to improve urinary symptoms, or ipss score. It is also used to help pass kidney stones by relaxing the ureter. It is also used, at times, as an adjunct in the treatment of chronic prostatitis. ...Read more

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How long before tamsulosin start working?

Days: The effect should be noticeable within 5-7 days ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: tamsulosin?

For enlarge prostate: 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 is the most common. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tamsulosin to work?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is an Alpha blocker and work within 24 hours regarding its effects. If given for obstructive voiding then effects are usually seen within 2 days. If taken for a kidney stone then it takes longer but works immediately to relax the ureter to help the stone past. You may not pass the stone but it usually helps the stone progress down the ureter. ...Read more

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What is a better option than flomax (tamsulosin)?

2 groups: 3 groups of medicines for prostate enlargement symptoms:Alpha blockers e.g.tamsulosin(Flomax) & terazosin(Hytrin).5-alpha reductase inhibitors such as finasteride(Proscar)&dutasteride(Avodart). There is also Jalyn which has 1 of each of these 2 groups. 3rd group is PDE-5 inhibitors(Cialis). It varies from person to person which is better, but the 5-alpha reductase inh's take several months to work. ...Read more

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What happens when I stop taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

Here are some ...: If Flomax (tamsulosin) has helped improve urine flow, slow urine flow will return soon after stopping Flomax (tamsulosin) as expected. Meanwhile, in time, retrograde ejaculation may be self-corrected. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: flomax (tamsulosin)?

Please describe the medication: flomax (tamsulosin)?

Prostate Medication: Flomax (tamsulosin) is a medication often is used to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate (or bph). ...Read more

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How long till I notice tamsulosin starting to take effect?

Within a day: Show if you did not improve, the diagnosis might not be correct. You are very young for a prostate hyperplasia. ...Read more

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How long does it take for flomax (tamsulosin) to take effect?

1-3 days ...: If it works for you, you will see a better urine flow within 1-3 after taking it. If not, one needs to concern about urethral stricture, which can not be relaxed as the prostate urethra by Flomax (tamsulosin) — an alpha-blocker. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 2 doses of flomax (tamsulosin). What should I do?

I accidentally took 2 doses of flomax (tamsulosin). What should I do?

See answer: The normal dose of Flomax (Tamsulosin) is 0.4 mg 1-2 daily either together or 12 hrs apart. Would not expect any serious reaction(s) from taking the extra dose and you should be able to resume your once daily dosing 24 hrs after taking the 2 doses. Most common side effect is feeling light-headed or dizzy. ...Read more

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How come there is a warning for not eating grapefruit with flomax (tamsulosin)?

How come there is a warning for not eating grapefruit with flomax (tamsulosin)?

Furanocoumarins...: Are compounds present in grapefruit that inhibit certain enzymes (cyp3a4) that are important in the metabolism of drugs. Since they are inhibited, a higher dose of the drug ends up in the circulation, increasing the therapeutic effects, adverse effects, & toxicity. Caution is advised regarding tamsulosin (flomax) use, but no deaths have been reported. ...Read more

Flomax (Definition)

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