How to use
Generic Flomax (Tamsulosin) should be taken orally once a day (unless directed otherwise by your doctor) and swallowed whole. Take the first dose at bedtime to minimize the chances of dizziness or fainting. After the first dose, take your regularly scheduled dose 30 minutes after the same meal each day. To get the best results, you should take this medication at approximately the same time on a daily basis. If you have not taken this drug for several days, contact your doctor to re-establish your dosing schedule.
In case of an overdose contact your local poison control center. If the patient has collapsed or stopped breathing, contact the emergency services.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Do not share this medication with others, since they may have a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed that the taking of this medication is safe, appropriate or effective for you.
Before taking Generic Flomax (Tamsulosin), tell your doctor if you have any allergies.
Before using this medication, inform your doctor of your medical history, especially:
- Prostate cancer
- Blood pressure problems
Caution is advised when this drug is used by elderly people, because they may be more sensitive to its side effects, especially dizziness. This medication is not recommended for use by women or children.
When taking Generic Flomax (Tamsulosin), avoid driving or hazardous tasks until you know how Generic Flomax (Tamsulosin) will affect you, especially after your first dose or when you have changed your regular dosage. A sudden drop in blood pressure may occur and, on rare occasions, could result in a loss of consciousness.
This drug should not be used with the following medications because serious interactions may occur:
Before using this drug, tell your doctor of all other medication you use, especially:
- Other alpha-blockers
- High blood pressure medication
- Blood thinners
Speak to your doctor if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as:
- Anti-anxiety drugs
- Anti-seizure drugs
- Sleeping pills
- Muscle relaxants
- Narcotic pain relievers
- Psychiatric medicines
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Generic Flomax (Tamsulosin). Tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medication you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Side Effects of Generic Flomax (Tamsulosin) may include:
- Unusual weakness
- Trouble sleeping
- Runny nose
- Decrease of semen
Inform your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:
- Changes in vision
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:
- Sexual problems
- Rapid heartbeat.
In the unlikely event of a painful, prolonged erection lasting 4 hours or more, you should stop using this drug and seek immediate medical attention or permanent problems could occur.