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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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

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Dr. Tanya Russo
152 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 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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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

Flomax (Definition)

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