tamsulosin, Flomax (cont.)

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NURSING MOTHERS: This medication is used only in men. It is not known if tamsulosin is secreted into breast milk.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common adverse effects of tamsulosin are anemia (decreased red blood cells), decreased white blood cells, nausea, vomiting, abnormal taste, increased triglycerides, and weakness. Low blood pressure, dizziness or fainting, headache, abdominal pain, weight loss, muscle pain, abnormal ejaculation, upper respiratory tract infections, and rash also may occur. 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) have been observed during tamsulosin treatment.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Last Editorial Review: 3/12/2012



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