tamsulosin, Flomax (cont.)

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Tamsulosin was approved by the FDA in 1997.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Tamsulosin is used to treat men who are having problems urinating because of BPH.

Tamsulosin is not approved for the treatment of high blood pressure.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common adverse effects of tamsulosin are:

The following also may occur:

The following have been observed in male patients during tamsulosin treatment:

  • orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure when rising from sitting or lying down position),
  • priapism (prolonged erection), and an eye problem called intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS).

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Capsules: 0.4 mg.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/18/2014


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