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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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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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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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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

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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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I am a female and taking flomax (tamsulosin) for 7 days for kidney stones. None have passed yet? Is the medication not working for me?

Here are some. ..: Flomax (tamsulosin) is used to relax smooth muscle of lower part of ureter and bladder neck so to ease the passage of distal ureteral stone; this effect and benefit have been clinically studied, but of course, would never be 100%. Generally speaking, the odd to spontaneously pass a stone of 4-6 mm may still pass and few stone ...Read more

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Medication (s) to take for BPH other than Flomax, (tamsulosin) Jalyn, Finasteride, Cialis and Avdart. Please advise.

Medication (s) to take for BPH other than Flomax, (tamsulosin) Jalyn, Finasteride, Cialis and Avdart. Please advise.

Same groups: You listed alpha blocker (flomax or tamsulosin), 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (finasteride, dutasteride or avodart), combination of both groups (Jalyn)and PDE5 inhibitor (cialis).Any other drugs I give you will be in those groups. If none has helped you, talk to your urologist about TUR prostate or other surgical options. TUR is the "gold standard" with which other surgical options are compared. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will I need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? .

Will I need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? .

I: I agree---going off the medicine does not good. Just let your doctor know that you are on it and he can take the necessary operative precaustions during the surgery. Don't let this stop you from having the surgery that will improve your vision. ...Read more

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My husband has had a bad reaction to flomax (tamsulosin). Is has been about 38 hours since his last dose. How long does for this drug to get out of his system?

My husband has had a bad reaction to flomax (tamsulosin). Is has been about 38 hours since his last dose. How long does for this drug to get out of his system?

3.2 days.: The half-life of tamsulosin (flomax) is 15 hours, so in an average 70 kg individual will be completely out of the body in 75 hours. This time could increase if he has problems with his liver, or liver disease such as cirrhosis or hepatitis. Finally, he must avoid all grapefruit and grapefruit juice, since this can slow metabolism of the drug. ...Read more

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I am taking tamsulosin 0.4mg for stones and experiencing no ejaculation. Will this drug make me permanently infertile if I continue to take it?

Reverse ejaculation: Quite common side effect of tamsulosin, known as retrograde ejaculation. Bladder neck is relaxed ; ejaculate flows backwards into bladder. This will revert to normal after medication is discontinued. ...Read more

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I just got diagnosed with non bacterial chronic prostatitis and was wondering if I'll have to take flomax (tamsulosin) forever? Also can I exercise on this drug?

I just got diagnosed with non bacterial chronic prostatitis and was wondering if I'll have to take flomax (tamsulosin) forever? Also can I exercise on this drug?

Exercise is fine: Please do what doc says and don't change meds w/out consulting him/her. There are natural products that can help prostate health but don't use the ones advertised on the net. See a nutritionist or natural doc. One product is called ProstaThera but you need a professional to order it for you. If no history of cancer you can use things like saw palmetto, pumpkin seeds, etc. Peace and good health ...Read more

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Drug interactions between tamsulosin and metoprolol? And interactions between tamsulosin and gyberide/metformin?

Drug interactions between tamsulosin and metoprolol? And interactions between tamsulosin and gyberide/metformin?

Dizziness: Tamsulosin should not interact with glyburide or metformin. The drug is known to cause potential dizziness or aesthenia (feelings of weakness) and if you are on metoprolol for high blood pressure these are side effects to watch out for. Also tamsilosin can cause "floppy iris syndrome" so need to inform opthomologist if any eye surgery is planned in future. ...Read more

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With which alpha adrenergic blocking drug is less chance of orthostatic hypotension sideeffect than tamsulosin?

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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Taking tamsulosin, finasteride, triamterene -hctz, norvasc, benicar (olmesartan). Am 68 yrs old. Having tenderness in breasts. Could drugs be a cause?

Taking tamsulosin, finasteride, triamterene -hctz, norvasc, benicar (olmesartan). Am 68 yrs old. Having tenderness in breasts. Could drugs be a cause?

Likely: I wonder about triamterene, but, could be others. Check with your pharmacist he can look it up on computer to sort through hundreds of side effects that could possibly occur with these meds. Don't stop any till you talk with your doc to arrange for a replacement. ...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?

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 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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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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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

Flomax (Definition)

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