Drug name: Generic Flomax
Active substance: Tamsulosin
Pharmacological effects: Tamsulosin works by blocking post-synaptic alpha-1a-adrenoreceptors, that is contained in the smooth muscle of the prostate gland, the cervix of the urinary bladder. The drug causes a relaxation of the smooth muscle thus increasing the urinary outflow. Therapeutic effect can be monitored in 2 weeks after the treatment. The drug does not affect arterial pressure due to high selectivity of the drug.
Indications: Flomax is indicated in treatment of benign hyperplasia of the prostate gland and treatment of urinary retention as a part of the disorder.
Warnings and Precautions: The drugs should not be used in the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity to any components of the preparations.
The drug should be used in
- Chronic renal failure
- Arterial hypotension including orthostatic hypotension
- Severe liver failure
Side effects: Drugs may cause side-effects which in specific patients may manifest differently. In the following paragraph we want to underline the most serious and frequent side effect of Flomax that were identified by the drug manufacturers. The possibility of the adverse effect manifestation depends only on the individual and his specific traits. Tamsulosin side effects include:
- Retrograde ejaculation
- Decreased libido
- Back pain
- Orthostatic hypotension
- Increased heartbeat
- Allergic reaction
For full information on any risks and adverse effects associated with Flomax, please consult your doctor, read the included leaflet or contact our customer support service.
Interactions: Before using Tamsulosin please tell your doctor which drugs or supplements you are already taking including those bought without a prescription. Also check if any additional medicine which you will take during the course of Flomax therapy are safe in combination. Especially mention if you are taking the following groups of drugs:
- High cholesterol treatment
- Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
- Ca2+ channel blockers
- Diabetes treatment
Patients information: Flomax is not to be shared with healthy individuals. It is strictly FORBIDDEN to use the drugs in treatment of any conditions unrelated to their indications. The product as well as utilized vials, syringes, needles if used during the course of treatment should be kept out of reach of children and never reused.