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Flomax (Tamsulosin)

Flomax is an oral treatment for symptoms of an enlarged prostate. It helps to reduce painful urination, frequent urination and other symptoms related to the condition.
Batch Expiry Date: November 2019

Flomax 0.4 mg (Normal Dosage)

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How it works

Flomax affects the level of certain chemicals in the body that cause the prostate to become swollen.

Guidelines for Usage

Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label. Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.

Flomax is usually taken 30 minutes post the same meal each day.

Take care that you swallow the tablet whole without breaking, crushing or chewing it unless you have been advised accordingly.

It may be used with or without food.

Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.

NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.

Missed Dose

It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.

Do not panic if you have missed a dose.

Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.

How and where do I store Flomax

The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.

Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture. Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.



What if I overdose on Flomax

You must immediately contact an emergency poison control center if you suspect an overdose.

Safety Information/ Warning Precautions

Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.

Ensure that you mention the following:

• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
• If you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to any sulfonamide (sulfa) medicine, such as acetazolamide, celecoxib, certain diuretics (eg, hydrochlorothiazide), sulfonylureas (eg, glyburide), probenecid, sulfamethoxazole, valdecoxib, or zonisamide
• If you have a history of high blood pressure or prostate cancer, if you will be having eye surgery.

To be avoided

You must avoid using Flomax if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you are taking another alpha-blocker (eg, prazosin).

Using Alcohol

Flomax is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using the drug.

These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.

Additional Information

Flomax is known to interact with medications like Alpha-blockers (eg, prazosin) or phosphodiesterase inhibitors (eg, sildenafil), Azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole), cimetidine, or serotonin specific reuptake inhibitors (eg, fluoxetine) and warfarin.

Doctors recommend periodic prostate exams, prostate-specific-antigen or PSA, kidney tests while using Flomax. Ensure that you do not miss out on any of these.

Information for Pregnant Women

Flomax is not to be used by women. The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category D

Discuss with your healthcare provider about the potential risk that it may pose to your baby before using the drug. Some medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.