Generic for Flomax (Tamsulosin) is used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is also known as enlarged prostate. By relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate, Tamsulosin helps relieve BPH symptoms such as urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and so on. This medicine belongs to a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
The dosage of Generic Flomax prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic Flomax with a full glass of water.
Like other medicines, Generic Flomax can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic Flomax are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic Flomax cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic Flomax develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic Flomax can cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, sleep problems, sore throat, and runny nose. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic Flomax.
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic Flomax. Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic Flomax, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions. Generic Flomax can interact with antidepressants and antibiotics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems.
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic Flomax medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an Overdose of Generic Flomax, seek medical attention immediately.
Store Flomax at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children and away from pets.