Tamsulosin : Therapeutic uses, Dosage & Side Effects

Tamsulosin : Therapeutic uses, Dosage & Side Effects

Tamsulosin is a adrenergic antagonist (α1-selective blocker), used to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). It is not approved for use in women or children.
Dose : 0.2-0.8 mg
Route : Oral
Plasma Half-life : 9–13 hours
Duration of action : ?
Bioavailability : 100% (oral)
Chemical formula : C20H28N2O5S
IUPAC name : (R)-5-(2-{[2-(2-Ethoxyphenoxy)ethyl]amino}propyl)-2-methoxybenzene-1-sulfonamide
Trade name : Flomax, Contiflo-OD, Urimax, Dynapres, Omnic, Urisurge, Flomaxtra, Contiflo XL, bestflo, Pradif, Secotex, Harnal D, Harnal OCAS
Therapeutic uses : Tamsulosin is efficacious in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Point of interest : It is not approved for treatment of hypertension.
Side effects : Adverse effects are as follows:

  • Dizziness,
  • Sexual dysfunction & abnormal / retrograde ejaculation
  • A lack of energy,
  • Nasal congestion,
  • Headache,
  • Drowsiness,
  • Orthostatic hypotension,

Contraindications :

  • TamsulosinHCl capsules are contraindicated in patients known to be hypersensitive to TamsulosinHCl or any component of TamsulosinHCl capsules.

For detailed query or in case of uncertainty, Always consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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