Tamsulosin prescription pickup for benign prostatic hyperplasia

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Tamsulosin (generic Flomax)

  • What is tamsulosin?
    Tamsulosin (generic Flomax) is a medication used to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. It works by relaxing smooth muscle tissue in the bladder and prostate, which helps improve the flow of urine that can sometimes be blocked by an enlarged prostate. Tamsulosin helps reduce urinary retention and can improve symptoms such as frequent urination, difficulty starting urination and weak urine stream.
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  • What are the common side effects of tamsulosin?
    Tamsulosin has been shown to cause some side effects. Talk to your health care provider if these adverse reactions do not go away within a few days.


Common side effects reported from tamsulosin use include:
-Dizziness
-Lightheadedness
-Headache
-Drowsiness
-Difficulty with ejaculation
-Weakness
-Runny nose or stuffy nose
-Sore throat
-Constipation
-Lower sex drive
-Upset stomach
-Back pain


This is not a complete list of all possible side effects caused by tamsulosin.

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Frequently asked questions about tamsulosin

What is tamsulosin (generic Flomax?)

Tamsulosin (generic Flomax) is a medication used to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. It works by relaxing smooth muscle tissue in the bladder and prostate, which helps improve the flow of urine that can sometimes be blocked by an enlarged prostate. Tamsulosin helps reduce urinary retention and can improve symptoms such as frequent urination, difficulty starting urination and weak urine stream.

It is part of a class of drugs known as alpha-blockers, which block activation of the muscles of the prostate, allowing for improvement in urine flow and reduction in symptoms of BPH.

Tamsulosin is currently available under the brand name Flomax and comes in the oral dosage form of a capsule. It is also sometimes combined with other ingredients to treat bladder problems and enlarged prostate. Brand names for this combination include Vesomni (with solifenacin) and Combodart or Avodart (with dutasteride).

What is tamsulosin (generic Flomax) used to treat?

Tamsulosin (generic Flomax), also known as tamsulosin hydrochloride or tamsulosin HCL, is used to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. BPH can cause urinary symptoms such as bladder retention (difficulty emptying your bladder), painful urination, and difficulty with urination. Tamsulosin helps to reduce these symptoms by relaxing muscle tissue in the opening of the bladder and the prostate.

How does tamsulosin (generic Flomax) work?

Alpha-blockers like tamsulosin work to prevent certain muscles from tightening. This means that the smooth, involuntary muscles stay relaxed, in the bladder and prostate. This helps to reduce urinary retention and improve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia such as frequent urination, difficulty starting urination, and weak urine stream.

What are common side effects of tamsulosin (generic Flomax)?

Some of the most common side effects associated with tamsulosin include dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, drowsiness, difficulty with ejaculation, weakness, runny nose or stuffy nose, sore throat, constipation, lower sex drive, upset stomach and back pain. Because of the increased risk of dizziness, it is best to wait and see how tamsulosin impacts you before operating a car or other heavy machinery.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects – though these are among the most common. Seek medical advice right away if you experience symptoms such as long-lasting, painful erections, rashes, itching, hives, trouble breathing, swelling of the eyes, face, tongue, lips, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, or other signs of infection while taking tamsulosin.

As with all prescription medication, be sure to inform the prescribing doctor about any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with, as well as any medication/ supplements you are currently taking before starting treatment with tamsulosin.

Talk to your doctor if you have an allergy to sulfa drugs, hypotension (low blood pressure), severe kidney disease, or severe liver disease, as tamsulosin can make these conditions worse.

Tamsulosin can interact with other forms of medication and substances, causing potentially serious adverse effects. Be sure to let your doctor know if you’re taking other alpha-blocker medications such as alfuzosin (Uroxatral), doxazosin (Cardura), prazosin (Minipress), and terazosin (Hytrin); anticoagulants (blood thinners), cimetidine (Tagamet), and medications for erectile dysfunction (ED) such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), or vardenafil (Levitra), as these may impact your treatment’s effectiveness or cause potentially dangerous or life-threatening side effects.

If you are planning on having an eye operation (such as cataract surgery or glaucoma surgery) during your treatment, make sure your doctor knows that you are taking or have taken tamsulosin in the past 9 months as a serious eye problem called Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS) can occur.

In addition, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant before starting treatment with this medication.

What is the typical starting dose of tamsulosin (generic Flomax)?

Tamsulosin is available as a capsule to take by mouth, which is usually taken once per day. The exact dosage will vary depending on the age of the patient and their body weight. Take the medication exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not discontinue or increase your dosage of tamsulosin without consulting with your provider first. If you begin to experience adverse side effects while taking this medication, like those listed above, inform your provider right away.

You should store your medication in a closed container at room temperature, away from extreme heat, extreme cold, moisture, and direct light, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Can I get tamsulosin (generic Flomax) over-the-counter?

Tamsulosin is currently only available via prescription. This means the use of this drug must be authorized by a licensed health care provider.

Looking for a prescription? Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you or order the medication to be delivered to your door for just $5. Book an online consultation with a licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not tamsulosin is right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.

Can I get tamsulosin (generic Flomax) online?

Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for tamsulosin to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your doctor.

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