FLOMAX

21 Aug 2019

Generic Name : TAMSULOSIN

ABSTRACT –

Flomax is an anti-adrenergic agent that is used to resolve difficulties in urination in men who suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia. This drug, being an alpha-blocker, relaxes muscles within the prostate (as well as the bladder neck) to ease the process of urinating. This drug can act peripherally.

DOSAGE –

  • Flomax is to be taken as directed by the doctors. Consume this drug only as prescribed to avoid overdose or other harmful effects.
  • This drug is to be taken 30 minutes after a meal.
  • The oral capsule is to be consumed whole, without breaking or crushing.
  • General Adult Dosage available:
  • Oral – 0.4mg (once a day, initial dose), 0.8mg (maintenance dose)

SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Chest pain
  • Toothache
  • Blurry vision
  • Fever
  • Stuffy nose
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Insomnia

RARE SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Light-headedness
  • Painful penis erections
  • Sever skin reactions

DRUG INTERACTIONS –

  • Amprenavir
  • Atazanavir
  • Boceprevir
  • Conivaptan
  • Delavirdine
  • Fosamprenavir
  • Indinavir
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Nelfinavir
  • Ritonavir
  • Posaconazole
  • Saquinavir
  • Telaprevir
  • Voriconazole

Flomax has major interactions with 28 different drugs.

MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –

  • Abiraterone
  • Alfuzosin
  • Amiodarone
  • Apalutamide
  • Baclofen
  • Butorphanol
  • Canagliflozin
  • Dabrafenib
  • Darunavir
  • Diazepam
  • Guanfacine
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Iloprost
  • Levodopa

Flomax has moderate interactions with 203 different drugs.

PRECAUTIONS –

  • Provide the doctor with a detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of illnesses and conditions such as kidney/liver disease, prostate cancer, low blood pressure or allergies to sulfa drugs.
  • Do not use this drug in case of an allergy to Flomax itself.
  • Inform the doctor of all the drugs being consumed so as to avoid severe drug interactions. Notify especially in case of blood pressure medication.
  • Cooperate with regular blood pressure check-ups to ensure regular health.
  • Inform an eye surgeon of drug intake in case of eye surgery, as this drug can cause pupils to differentiate in case of a cataract surgery.
  • Avoid alcohol, as it may aggravate side effects that pertain to this drug.

WARNINGS –

  • Keep out of reach of children. This drug is not recommended for women or children under the age of 18.
  • This drug can cause severe dizziness and even fainting. Avoid complicated activities that may lead to injuries, as this drug impairs thinking and reaction time.
  • This drug can severely lower blood pressure. Symptoms of hypotension can include vomiting, swearing or heart disease. Contact a doctor immediately in case of the same.
  • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

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