What is Tamsulosin?

The Tamsulosin is used to improve urination in patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy .

What is Tamsulosin?

Tamsulosin facilitates urination as it has a relaxing effect on the muscles in the prostate and in the neck of the bladder.

How is Tamsulosin taken?

The administration of Tamsulosin usually takes place once a day, orally , 30 minutes after the main meal.

Side effects of Tamsulosin

Among the potential side effects of Tamsulosin are:

  • dizziness , drowsiness, weakness
  • ejaculation problems, reduced sperm count
  • backache
  • clouded view
  • tooth problems
  • fever, chills, pain and flu-like symptoms
  • stuffy or runny nose, pain in the paranasal sinuses, sore throat, cough
  • insomnia
  • nausea , diarrhea
  • headache , chest pain
  • problems in the sexual sphere

A doctor should be contacted without hesitation if one of the following symptoms occurs:

  • rash
  • urticaria
  • itch
  • feeling faint
  • painful erection or lasting more than 4 hours
  • breathing difficulties
  • swelling of the mouth, face, tongue and lips
  • feeling of tightness in the chest

Warnings on the use of Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin should never be taken by children, women, or if you are being treated with drugs such as Alfusozina, Doxazosina, Prazosina, Silodosina, Terazosina or other typical drugs. This drug may impair your ability to drive or operate dangerous machinery ; moreover, it can cause dangerous dizziness or fainting, especially when standing for a long time or in the heat or overheating during physical activity.

Before starting treatment it is important to tell your doctor:

  • of any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other drug (in particular sulfonamides) or food;
  • of medicinal products, herbal remedies and supplements taken , remembering to mention in particular Alfusozina, doxazosin, prazosin, silodosin, terazosin and drugs to control blood pressure;
  • if you have suffered or still suffer from kidney or liver disease, prostate cancer or low blood pressure in the past ;
  • if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .

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