Tamsulosin MR is used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia or an enlarged prostate. The treatment does not shrink the enlarged prostate, but relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder, relieving some of the symptoms such as difficulty urinating. The treatment is an alpha-blocker.
What Is Tamsulosin MR?
Tamsulosin tablets belong to a group of medications known as alpha-blockers. Tamsulosin is used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate or benign prostate hyperplasia and in some cases kidney stones.
The treatment is available as a prescription drug and can be purchased at most online treatment suppliers in the form of tablets and capsules.
Make sure to consult your doctor after using the medicine for 6 weeks to see whether you should continue the treatment.
How Does Tamsulosin Work?
Tamsulosin helps alleviate the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. As the treatment relaxes the muscles of the bladder and the prostate, patients with BPH can urinate more easily and will not experience a sudden need to urinate both during the day or the night.
The treatment may cause dizziness in some patients. Make sure you are seated and wait for these side effects to pass.
Who Can Take Tamsulosin?
Tamsulosin can only be taken by men over 18 years old. Do not give this medicine to children unless instructed to by their doctor. Some people may be sensitive to Tamsulosin treatment and may develop side effects. Make sure to notify your doctor if:
- You are allergic to any of the components of this medicine
- Have orthostatic hypotension
- Have kidney or liver issues
- Are planning glaucoma or cataracts eye surgery.
How Should I Take Tamsulosin?
Tamsulosin comes in the forms of either tablets or capsules that gradually release the medicine into your body. The recommended average dose is 400 micrograms, taken once every day.
Swallow the tablet or the capsule with a glass of water. Do not break, open, crush or chew the medicine. Ideally, you should take the medicine in the morning after breakfast, at the same time every day. This has proven to be the most beneficial time to relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.