Tamsulosin

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.

  • For Use By Men Only
  • Incontinence Treatment
  • Relaxes Prostate And Urinary Tract Muscles
  • Genuine Treatment
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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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If you accidentally skip your daily dose you can take it within 6 hours of the usual time you take it, as soon as you remember. If more than 6 hours has passed, just take the next dose at the usual time.

Do not take a double dose of Tamsulosin to make up for the one you missed. If this happens frequently, consider setting a reminder to take the medicine regularly.

If you accidentally take too much Tamsulosin you may experience a blood pressure drop and a heart rate increase, leading to lightheadedness, dizziness and fainting. If you feel ill after taking too much of the medicine seek emergency medical assistance.

In very few cases, Tamsulosin may result in unwanted side effects. However, most people never experience these. There are certain risk factors that may increase the chance of having an adverse reaction, which is why you should consult with your doctor about your medical condition and other therapies before using Tamsulosin or before starting a different therapy parallel to it.

The following side effects may appear and persist for a couple of days. If they do not resolve on their own, contact your doctor:

  •         Dizziness, especially after standing up from a sitting or lying position
  •         Ejaculation issues, such as ejaculating with no sperm.

If you experience any of the following side effects, contact your doctor immediately:

  •         Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  •         Skin or the whites of your eyes turning yellow (this could indicate liver issues)
  •         Bleeding or bruising easily

Be careful when using this medicine around pregnant or breastfeeding women. There have not been enough trials to confirm Tamsulosin does not affect the mother or the baby. There is however a risk of the drug getting into the breast milk, leading to the development of some side effects in the baby.

Tamsulosin may also interact with certain medication. Notify your doctor if you’re taking any of the following:

  •         Other alpha blockers such as alfuzosin, terazosin, prazosin or doxazosin.
  •         High blood pressure medicine.
  •         Erectile dysfunction medication including Cialis, Viagra or their generic counterparts.
  •         Antibiotics such as erythromycin and clarithromycin
  •         Other medications that can affect your blood pressure such as antidepressants, baclofen, nitrates or others.

You can take Tamsulosin with painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen or codeine.

If you are suffering from symptoms of an enlarged prostate, you may continue taking the treatment long-term if you find it helpful in relieving those symptoms. Make sure you check with your doctor every six months to evaluate your condition and further need for therapy.

If you were prescribed the medicine for kidney stones, your doctor will advise you to stop when the stones have passed or if the treatment does not help relieve the symptoms.

The treatment is safe to take long-term, and in fact, works best when taken continuously.

If you suddenly stop using Tamsulosin, your symptoms may return or become worse. If you want to quit taking Tamsulosin, make sure you consult with your doctor first.

If you are experiencing any side effects that are affecting your quality of life, ask your doctor for an alternative treatment.

It may take 2 to 3 days before the medicine is completely out of your system.