FLOMAX (Tamsulosin hydrochloride)
FLOMAX (Tamsulosin hydrochloride)
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Why is Flomax prescribed?
Tamsulosin (Flomax) is prescribed in combination with other drugs, mostly in men, for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), kidney diseases and obstruction of the bladder outlet.
What does it do?
Tamsulosin is classified as alpha-1 blocker that works by relaxing the muscles located in the bladder; thus, resulting to an improvement in urine flow rate.
How should I take it?
Flomax is available as 0.4mg capsule that is intended for oral administration as a whole, not to be crushed or chewed, and should be taken once daily at least 30 minutes after meal as prescribed.
The dosage strength depends on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is strictly advised that you do not self-medicate and only take this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
Taking the dose properly at the scheduled time is needed to attain the desired effect of the drug. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and catch the next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before taking Flomax?
Before taking Tamsulosin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies to food and to the drug itself as it may contain several inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or problems.
Inform your doctor about your past and current medical history especially if you have or have had low blood pressure, cataracts, glaucoma, liver disease, kidney disease and prostate cancer.
Avoid drinking alcohol as this may cause dizziness and drowsiness and can add to the effects of Tamsulosin.
Consult your doctor regarding all the other medications you use before getting a surgery.
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Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects may include:
- Abnormal ejaculation
- Back pain
- Body malaise
- Decreased libido
- Sinus pain
- Sore throat
- Serious side effects may include:
- Burning sensation in the eyes
- Purple skin rash
- Respiratory problems
- Steven-Johnson Syndrome
- Swelling of face and tongue
Is it safe to take it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause serious or life-threatening reactions when administered together. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Flomax with any of the following medications:
- Cardizem CD
If you are using of any prescription, non-prescription and herbal medications, inform your doctor and pharmacist for proper information and ask for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Flomax in room temperature (25 °C) in a clean environment away from light and moisture. Do not refrigerate. Keep away from children. Do not remove the desiccant in the original container. Do not open capsule. Throw away if unused or expired. Do not flush in the toilet. Consult the pharmacist for proper disposal.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
If you suspect an overdose, immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
There are no well-controlled studies and data with the use of Tamsulosin in pregnant women. However, as per US FDA, Tamsulosin is categorized as Pregnancy category B which specifies that there are no known risks for animals and no studies have been associated with humans.
The presence of Tamsulosin in human milk is still unknown. Take caution when taking this medication.
Consult your doctor before using this medication in pregnant women or in nursing infants.
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