Active Ingredient(s): Tamsulosin
FDA Approved: * April 15, 1997
Category: Men's Health

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Flomax Overview

Tamsulosin, sold under the trade name Flomax, is a medication used to treat symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), help with the passage of kidney stones,[2] and for urinary retention along with other measures. Tamsulosin, and other medications in the class called alpha blockers, work by relaxing bladder neck muscles and muscle fibers in the prostate itself and make it easier to urinate.[3] It is an α1a adrenergic receptor antagonist. Tamsulosin was developed by Yamanouchi Pharm...

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Flomax, Oxybutinin, Finasteride
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I have been prescribed Flomax, Oxybutinin and Finasteride once a day for an enlarged prostate. Can I take all at the same time and when is the best time of the day to take them? ## There is no particular best time of day to take them, but the FDA does warn that the Oxybutynin may cause dizziness and drowsiness as side effects, so some people prefer to take it at night, to avoid experiencing such issues during the day. It is usually okay to take them all together, unless your doctor or pharmacist instructs otherwise. As to the Flomax, it should be taken approximately half an hour after the same meal each day to ensure steady absorption. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Flomax,Tamsulosin, and my 22 yrs of history of bph.
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OK guys, gals, ladies, and, gentlemen. I have been taking Flomax, starting in 1996, or since it's release, and at that time, depended on samples from my primary care doctor, because, at that time flomax was 100$ for 30 capsules. Then, when my insurance started paying, the generic Tamsulosin was released, and to date I have remained on this medication for bph, and prior to 1996 Hytrin was prescribed, which also worked for me. For 22 years I have had to take something for bph and I'm now 60 yrs old. OK, I said all that to say on this. For 20 yrs I've taken FLOMAX 0.4 MG Capsules, and never had any side effects, but on 1 or 2 occasions, I ran out and was off for maybe a week before I could not urinate, and had immense pain trying, and desperately was ready to rob a pharmacy to ...
Updated 7 months ago.
Dosage of generic Flomax
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I cannot remember if I took my dosage of generic Flomax. If I did and took another dose (the lower dosage) what if any problem could I into? Need to know quickly as I am scheduled for surgery and cannot take my meds again for another 12 hours. What a deal right?
Updated 7 months ago.
alpha blocker withdrawal symptoms
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Would you get heart palpitations and or pvc if you start skipping taking your alpha blockers like flomax for instance?my husband uses it for his enlarged prostate ## Hello, Terry! How is your husband doing? Those can be side effects of this medication, as reported by the FDA and, if he's skipping doses, it would be normal for them to keep recurring from when he does take a dose. He may also experience nausea, dizziness, hypotension and vertigo. What dosage does he take? And how many doses in a row does he usually skip? Has his doctor been informed?
Updated 11 months ago.
for kidney stone
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Some say my Kidney Stone is to big to pass and some say I can. My Kidney Stone is 1.1cm and they put me on Flomax. This is my first one and I heard it's very painful. Can I pass this and will it help to drink lemon juice ?? ## Hi Sherry - sorry to hear about your kidney stone, that does not sound like fun at all :( I can't say whether you will be able to pass it and I'd have to defer to what your primary doctor thinks since they know your medical history. With that said, I think you must have been prescribed Flomax to help with your urination. Lemon juice is anecdotally reported to help prevent kidney stones from forming and enlarging because of the citrate in it - but I don't know if it will help to actually shrink your existing kidney stone. If you are being told it...
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flomax and side effects
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After suffering from acute urinary retention a Fowley catheter was inserted in the emergency room after which i saw my urologist who immediately prescribed Flomax while keeping the catheter in place for five days. After removing of the catheter, urine flow started right away and I have had zero problems since while on Flomax. After seeing the litany of complaints about Flomax I can only say I have experienced zero side effects but noticed and enhanced libido and no retrograde emissions. I think this drug is great and a noticeable benefit is a significant reduction in blood pressure ## I am so glad that it's working so well for you! That's awesome! And it definitely has to be better than the catheter!! The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness...
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Is it normal to be prescribed to take Flomax for 30 days?
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I was prescribed Flomax to help pass my first ever kidney stone. Is it normal to have to take this for 30 days? This seems like a long time to me. ## Hi Kimberly, Based on my research, Flomax is not intended to be used as short term treatment. As long as you aren't experiencing any negative side effects, just take it as prescribed as your doctor. I've read that Lemon Juice can be quite effective for those trying to pass the kidney stones. I'm sure you could also substitute other citrus fruits for lemons as well. I've read that juicing grapefruits is really good for the body- and since it's a citrus fruit I imagine it could help a great deal! I hope this helps! ## You can not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking flomax. This caution is on the prescrip...
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Drug Interactions alfa and beta blockers
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i take flomax and a beta blocker....one is a alfa blocker....i was told that they should not be taken together..thanks ## i said i take flomax for prostrate enlargement and i take atenolol a beta blocker for high blood pressure...the flomax is a alpha blocker...i was told the 2 should not be taken togather....vacation in thailand but reside in mexico...also i saw on the web that flomax does not reduce the size of the prostrate and only advodart does...but very expensive...hope this info helps...thanks ## No, the medications can be taken together and it is often beneficial to do so, in the case of some health conditions. Learn more Flomax details here. Learn more Atenolol details here. And the way the Tamsulosin in Flomax actually works is by blocking the alpha receptors in the bladder n...
Updated 2 years ago.
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besides flomax & hytrin and avodart what is there to treat BPH? ## I have BPH. I tried Avodart and found it frustrating: it was very effective in removing symptoms of BPH fast, but unable to move beyond turgid for intercourse; if climax occurred , it felt like someone strangled me down there, ie: the gun fired but no bullets. I was switched to Cialis 5mg: just as effective on BPH but slower to have an effect. Took 4 months for effects of Avodart to wear off. Gun has bullets. But Cialis also can have side effects in some people.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 0.4mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Flomax: (9 results)

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  • 0597-0058 Flomax 0.4 mg Oral Capsule by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0166 Flomax .4 mg Oral Capsule by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 16590-489 Flomax 0.4 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 49349-258 Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 0.4 mg Modified Release Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49999-881 Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 0.4 mg Modified Release Oral Capsule by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products
  • 54569-4768 Flomax 0.4 mg Oral Capsule by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54868-4356 Flomax 0.4 mg Oral Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-0407 Flomax 0.4 mg Oral Capsule by Cardinal Health
  • 63629-3384 Flomax 0.4 mg Oral Capsule by Bryant Ranch Prepack

Other drugs which contain Tamsulosin or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

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