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Why tamsulosin hydrochloride prolonged release tablets is used?

Why tamsulosin hydrochloride prolonged release tablets is used?

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). ...Read more

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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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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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I have been using tamsulosin hydrochloride 0.4 mg and dutastende 0.5mg for one year with good results. Can i stop one or both medicines gradually?

I have been using tamsulosin hydrochloride 0.4 mg and dutastende 0.5mg for one year with good results.
Can i stop one or both medicines gradually?

Yes w/ docs approval: Presumably your physician has placed you on both medications to improve your lower urinary tract symptoms. Are you interested in stopping the medications due to side effect? It would be necessary to consult with your physician/urologist about your plan to stop the medication(s) for whatever reason. Your urinary symptoms may relapse once you have stopped the medications. ...Read more

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Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) can cause permanent infertility?

Flomax (tamsulosin): No. That is highly unlikely. But, for the life of me i cannot imagine any physician putting a twenty year old male on this medication. Why are you taking tamulosin? ...Read more

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Dad is takng dutasteride IP 0.5 mg & tamsulosin hydrochloride IP 0.4 mg once daily from 3 mnths for BPH size 36 gm.He is better now.shuld he continue.

Dad is takng dutasteride IP 0.5 mg & tamsulosin hydrochloride IP 0.4 mg once daily from 3 mnths for BPH size 36 gm.He is better now.shuld he continue.

Yes keep going: Keep taking the meds He did not grow a Prostate overnight, nor will it shrink overnight. Best to take both for a year or more and let urologist decide. For the most comfort , some take them for years. Very few side effects. ...Read more

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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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Mirabegron(betmiga) seems to not stop my frequency and urgency so much. Im on 50mg with flomax (tamsulosin) .4mg. may i need more dosage?

Here are some...: The effectiveness of a drug is not always as good as what claimed by the company. Since you've been under urologist's care for obstructive irritative voiding, referring this Q directly to her/him would be the most logical & beneficial thing to do because your doc knows more about your individual condition than anyone online. Yet, to do things right, follow http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

Flomax (Definition)

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