Tamsulosin

 

General English name: Tamsulosin

Brand: Vesomni, Combodart, Cositam, Contiflo, Diffundox, Faramsil Flomaxtra, Flomax Relief, Galebon, Losinate, Pamsvax, Petyme, Pinexel, Prosurin, Tabphyn, Tamfrex, Tamurex

Application: Prostate enlargement in men

 

 

 

 

Tamsulosin Drug Information

Contraindications to tamsulosin

Drug interaction with tamsulosin

Tips to consider before taking tamsulosin

Possible side effects of tamsulosin

How to store tamsulosin

 

 

 

 

Tamsulosin Drug Information

Medication Information: The prostate gland usually enlarges in older men. Enlarged prostate gland is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The prostate is located near the bladder, so enlarging it can interfere with urination. Common symptoms of BPH include delayed urination, prolonged urination, drip, and a feeling of not emptying the bladder.

Tamsulosin helps to pass urine more easily by relaxing the muscles around the bladder and prostate. This medicine can be obtained with a doctor's prescription, but some brands of tamsulosin can also be obtained without a prescription from pharmacies.

Sometimes more than one type of medication is needed to control the symptoms of prostate hyperplasia. Tamsulosin is also available in combination with other medicines. Combined brands of this drug include Combodart, which contains tamsulosin with another drug called dutasteride, and Vesomni, which contains tamsulosin with another drug called solifenacin. These hybrid brands can be more effective in reducing prostate symptoms.

 

Contraindications to tamsulosin

  • Note the expiration date of tamsulosin and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
  • Never give tamsulosin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Do not take more tamsulosin than your doctor prescribes.
  • Check for tamsulosin drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
  • Taking this medicine makes you drowsy, avoid driving after taking the medicine.

 

Drug interaction with tamsulosin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some drugs that may interact with tamsulosin include alpha-blocking drugs (such as prazosin, terazosin).

If you are taking medication to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension (such as sildenafil, tadalafil), your blood pressure may be too low and may lead to dizziness or fainting. Your doctor should prescribe your medication to minimize this risk.

Drugs that can affect the elimination of tamsulosin from the body include: Azole antifungals (such as itraconazole), ketoconazole (ketoconazole), boceprevir, cobicistat, clarithromycin, clarithromycin HIV protease inhibitors (such as lopinavir, ritonavir), telaprevir, telithromycin.

 

Tips to consider before taking tamsulosin

Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking tamsulosin:

  • If you feel weak and dizzy when you get up or you feel weak after urinating.
  • If you need eye surgery to treat cataracts.
  • If you have problems with your liver or kidneys.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you are allergic to any medicine.

 

Possible side effects of tamsulosin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Dizziness: Avoid driving and working with tools in these situations.

Erection problems: Consult your doctor if this issue becomes annoying.

Tell your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you think may be due to tamsulosin.

 

How to store tamsulosin

  • Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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