February 8, 2023

Tamsulosin is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily. This helps empty the bladder completely and reduces the need to pass urine frequently or urgently in BPH. Tamsulosin is used to improve urination in men with enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

Thank you today we are going to learn about a very interesting drug which is used in the management of urinary complaints especially in the elderly and that drug’s name is tamsulosin tam solo sin so let’s try to understand what is tamsulosin and what it is used for well there are certain special types of structures called alpha 1 a adreno receptors alpha 1

A adrenal receptors in the urinary bladder their stimulation leads to contraction of the prostate gland and of the urethral smooth muscles now what is temp solution tamsulosin is an alpha one a adreno receptor blocker so what does it do it relaxes the muscles in the prostate and in the urinary tract in is prescribed to decrease the urinary symptoms caused

By an enlarged non-cancerous prostate which is also called as benign prostatic hyperplasia by relaxing the muscle tamsulosin enables a more easy passage of urine and therefore facilitates urination so what you need to know before you take tamsulosin please do not take tamsulosin if you are allergic to tamsulosin or to any of its ingredients the symptoms may

Include swelling of the face and throat which is the real emergency and it is called as ngo edema if you have a history of fall in blood pressure on standing up which causes dizziness lightheadedness headedness or fainting this is called as postural hypotension or if you have severe liver problems what are the warnings and precautions one needs to keep in mind

While taking tamsulosin please talk to your doctor before taking cancellation you experience dizziness or light-headedness especially after standing up which i told you that is called as postural hypotension uh you should sit or lie down until the symptoms have gone or if you are suffering from any severe kidney problems the normal dose of tamsulosin may not

Have the expected effect when your kidneys are not functioning normally if you experience any swelling or in in your face or throat which i call you just now this is called as angioedema that immediately you should stop tan solution taking and contact your doctor and generally then tamsulosin is not restarted then if you are planning to undergo eye surgery for

Cataract that is visual loss and especially if you have some difficulty in seeing blue colors well certain complications can occur during this cataract surgery if you are taking or if you have recently taken tamsulosin it is recommended you stop taking tamsulosin one to two weeks prior to surgery contact your doctor and or your urology surgeon whosoever it may

Be before you go in for surgery to discuss this situation now what is the action of other medicines if you are taking tensor also well these medicines action can be changed or they in turn can affect the action of tamsulosin you should tell your doctor if you are if you are taking those drugs and because tamsulosin might interact with it so what are these drugs

One is diclofenac which is a very commonly prescribed painkiller and anti-inflammatory medicine now this medicine it can speed up the removal of tamsulosin in your body and therefore shortening the efficacy time of tantalosis there is another drug called warfarin which is used in blood clotting so this medicine can speed up the removal again of time solution and

It can shorten the efficacy of time serosin uh there are certain medicines to lower your blood pressure such as verapamil or diligism then certain drugs which are used in aids hiv that is written away or indian navy then certain anti-fungal medications like ketoconazole or tetraconazole if you are taking any other alpha one a adreno receptor blocker there are so

Many of them like dogs associate indore i mean prizocin alphazocene etc so if you combine tamsulosin with these drugs the combination might lower the blood pressure and again causing dizziness or lightheadedness if you are taking erythromycin an antibiotic which is used to treat infection that can also have an interaction with tensiles what about time solution

Interaction with food or drink well you should take tamsulosin with a glass of water after breakfast or after your first meal of the day does tamsulosin affect driving or using machines well there is no information as of now on the effect of tamsulosin on the ability to drive or use machine but you should take into account that tamsulosin can cause grittiness or

Dizziness or lightheadedness and therefore you should drive or use machinery only if you feel all right tamsulinson contains sodium but the amount of sodium is very minimal to the extent of something like 23 milligram per tablet so essentially practically tensilosin can be labeled as sodium free how to take time solution please always take this medicine exactly

As your doctor has told you check with the doctor if you are not sure the recommended dose of tamsulosin is one tablet or capsule of 0.4 milligram per day taken after breakfast or after your first meal as i had already told you please follow the tablet or capsule whole with a glass of water while standing or sitting but not while lying down it’s important that

You do not crush or break the tablet or the capsule because it may influence how well that tablet that is the drug term solution might work well if necessary your urologist or your doctor may prescribe even two tablets or capsules once a day what happens when if you are taking more amount of temp solution well you are as i told you earlier your blood pressure

Might drop if you take tamsulosin more than you should and therefore you might experience dizziness weakness fainting and therefore you should lie down to minimize the effect of low blood pressure and then immediately contact your doctor your doctor may give you medicines to restore the blood pressure and he may monitor your body functions as well if necessary

Your doctor may empty your stomach and give you a laxative to remove any tamsulosin not take yet taken up by the by the blood in the body what happens if you forget to take time solution that is also a possibility well please do not take double dose to make a forest water forgotten dose just take the dose the next dose at the usual time if you have any further

Questions on the use of this medicine of course you should ask your doctor what are the possible side effects of tamsulosin well like all medicines tamsulosin can also cause side effects but it’s not necessary that everybody gets them the common side effects which are journalism in say about 10 percent people is indigenous abnormal ejaculation of the semen this

Means that the semen does not leave the body via the urethra in the forward direction but instead it goes back into the bladder this is called as retrograde ejaculation or sometimes the ejaculation volume of the semen is reduced or absent and this is called as ejaculation failure of course this phenomena is harmless there are certain uncommon side effects which

Are seen in 100 people and they include headache but then uh increased awareness of your heartbeats that is called as palpitations a fall in the blood pressure which i already told you leading to dizziness lightheadedness and fainting swelling or irritation inside the nose which is called a rhinitis it can also cause constipation diarrhea nausea vomiting rash

Itching then certain blotches on the body they are called as urtic area feeling of weakness that is called as a stenya there are of course some further rare or practically under documented or a very rare side effects uh we will not go into the details i have told you about more common and relatively less common side effects uh it has been seen by certain doctors

And the patients that in addition to the side effects which i already told you tamsulosin can also lead to abnormal heart rhythm it’s called as atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat it is also called as arrhythmia or the heart may be faster it is called as tachycardia or there can be shortness of breath it’s called dyspnea so all these have been reported

Occasionally when tamsulosin is in use now how to store tamsulosine please ensure that you keep this medicine out of the site and reach of children please do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is of course stated on the strip or on the carton wherein the strips are stored keep the container or the cotton tightly closed so that moisture does not

Creep into it and do not throw away any strips or any tablets via the wastewater or the household waste now how is tamsulation available in the market well the active substance is tamsulosin hydrochloride that is called as the salt the active drug is tensulosin but the drug is available in the salt form that is called as tamsulosin hydrochloride is available

As 0.4 milligram and of course certain other inactive ingredients are there to stabilize or bind the tablet or capsule it is usually available as 0.2 or 0.4 milligram tablets or capsules in strips of 10. well i hope this information will be helpful to you whenever you are taking 10 solution under your doctor’s advice thank you

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What is Tamsulosin? It's usage, dosage, side-effects & precautions | Know your medicines | English By Healthy Wrinkles