January 26, 2023

Tamsulosin is a medicine which is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (also known as BPH) in men. Tamsulosin commonly known as its brand name Flomax or Flomaxtra is a prescription medication. It belongs to a group of medicines called alpha-blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles of the prostate and bladder which leads to improved urine flow.

Hi it’s your pharmacist here today we are going to be talking about tamsulosin everything i say of today is of general nature only it does not replace the need to talk to your doctor if you haven’t already subscribed to my channel hit the subscribe button now and thumbs up without further ado let’s rock it damsolosin is a medicine which is used to treat benign

Prostate hyperplasia also known as bph in men what is benign prostate hyperplasia benign prostate hypoplasia is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate which leads to narrowing of the urethra and it puts pressure on the base of the bladder symptoms of benign prostate hypoplasia are slow urine flow urinating very frequently eight or more times a day urinary

Urgency the inability to delay urination trouble starting a urine stream a weak or an interrupted urine stream dribbling at the end of urination nocturia which means frequent urination during periods of sleep urinary retention urinary incontinence which is the accidental loss of urine pain after ejaculation or during urination urine that has an unusual color

Or smell benign prostate hyperplasia is not life-threatening but it can significantly impact the quality of the man’s life benign prostate hyperplasia happens more commonly as the men grow older there are a few medications that are used to treat benign prostate hyperplasia and today we are going to be focusing on tamsulosin tamsulosin is commonly known as its

Brand name flomax awful maxtra it is a prescription medication it belongs to a group of medicines called alpha blockers it works by relaxing the muscles of the prostate and the bladder which leads to improved urine flow before starting themselves in their things that you need to make sure of make sure that you have checked for prostate cancer as symptoms of

Prostate cancer and benign prostate hypoplasia are really similar it is recommended that men be checked for prostate cancer once a year from 50 years of age onwards a man may have benign prostate hyperplasia and prostate cancer at the same time tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to any ingredients listed on the leaflet of the medication or have

Any other allergies to sulfur or any other medication tell your doctor if you have had an angina angina means severe pain in the chest usually on exertion or if you have had a heart attack during the last six months tell your doctor if you have high or low blood pressure or if your blood pressure is being controlled by blood pressure medication tell your doctor

If you have had ejaculation problems have any kidney or liver diseases or if you’re suffering from any other diseases tell your doctor and pharmacist if you’re using any other medicines including any that you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy supermarket or health food shop let your doctor know if you are going to have eye surgery for cataracts or glaucoma

Please tell a surgeon that you are taking or have taken tamsulosin how to take tamsulosin normally tamsulosin comes in 400 microgram modified release capsule it is usually a once a day dosing take it with a glass of water and swallow the capsule hole hole means you don’t cut crush chill or bite the medication as it is a modified release medication which means it

Will release the medication at the appropriate time in the body and you do not want to disrupt them while taking time sourcing make sure you keep all your appointments so your progress can be checked by your doctor if you are about to start a new medication make sure you let your doctor and pharmacist to know that you are on tamsulosin tell your doctor if for any

Reason you have not been taking the medicine exactly as prescribed otherwise your doctor may think that it is not working effectively and change the treatment unnecessarily side effects what are the side effects all medicines have benefits and risk you can discuss the benefit and risk with the doctor if your doctor prescribed temps will seem to you this means

That your doctor thinks that the benefit of taking time sloshing outweighs the risk of taking it common side effects are retrograde ejaculation retrograde ejaculation happens when ejaculation food is not squirted out most of it runs back into the bladder retrograde ejaculation is painless another common side effect of time slows in is dizziness especially if

You stand up too quickly so avoid standing up too quickly if you feel dizzy as you stand up sit back down until the dizziness goes away you should not be driving or operating machineries until you know how temps losing affect yourself if the dizziness or lightheadedness does not go away contact your doctor some other uncommon side effects are headaches skin

Rashes nausea vomiting diarrhea constipation fast heartbeats blood nose blurred or reduced vision inflammation and blistering of the skin and mucous membranes of the lips eyes mouth nasal passages or genitals or nose bleeds now the above are not the only side effects of the medication i’ll put a link down below so that you have more information about it your

Pharmacist will be giving you information in regards to this when you pick your medication up from the pharmacy now the side effects that are listed on this list doesn’t mean that you are going to get it many people do not experience these side effects you need to speak to your doctor to weigh out the risk and benefit of treating your condition now if any of

The following event happens to you go to the emergency department of the hospital immediately if you have prolonged painful erections of the penis which is are related to sexual activity if you have an allergic anaphylactic reaction swelling of the face lips mouth or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing okay that’s stem cells in a nutshell

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Tamsulosin | What to be Aware of | How to take | Side Effects | Benign Prostate Hyperplasia By Soonkie the pharmacist