Makes it easier to urinate. Flomax (Tamsulosin) is a first-choice treatment for enlarged prostate, and it's available as a generic. However, it can cause changes in your sex drive and can take a while to kick in. Coming soon. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Button Group. All currently active Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Button Group. All currently active All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.746666666666667 Flomax
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FDA side effect reports for Hytrin » How it works Flomax Hytrin Flomax (Tamsulosin) is an alpha-1 blocker. It specifically targets and relaxes muscles in your prostate, which makes it easier to urinate. Coming soon. Type of medication Flomax Hytrin Alpha blocker Prescription only Coming soon. Available as Flomax Hytrin Used for (click to learn more) Flomax Hytrin › Benign prostatic hyperplasia Hypertension Risk factors for serious side effects Flomax Hytrin › Taking medications for high blood pressure › Cataract or glaucoma surgery › Alcohol use › Heavy exercise › Hot weather Detailed Flomax (Tamsulosin) risks & warnings » Coming soon. Pregnancy category Flomax Hytrin B FDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
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Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
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Alcohol › People on Flomax (Tamsulosin) can be more likely to have heat stroke. Drink plenty of fluids if you're going to be in hot weather, especially if you're going to be exercising or drinking alcohol. No specific alcohol-related info.
Food › Take this 30 minutes after the same meal every day. No specific food-related info.
Kidneys and liver No specific kidneys and liver-related info. No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
Sex › Can cause changes in sex drive. › People on Flomax (Tamsulosin) can experience changes in their sex drive. Talk to your doctor if you find this bothers you. No specific sex-related info.
Sleep No specific sleep-related info. No specific sleep-related info.
Weight No specific weight-related info. No specific weight-related info. Upsides and benefits Flomax Hytrin › First-choice medication for relieving the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. › Helps make urinating easier. › Available as a generic medication. › Also available in a combination form with another medication to treat more severe symptoms of an enlarged prostate. › Since it works only on the muscles around the prostate, it has fewer blood pressure and heart-related side effects than other medicines in the same class. Coming soon. Downsides and risks Flomax Hytrin › Has to be taken the same time every day. › It can take up to one month to see the full effects of the medication. › Can reduce sex drive. › Flomax (Tamsulosin) can't be stopped suddenly, so you'll need to talk to your doctor about how to stop taking it safely. › It doesn't shrink the size of the prostate. Coming soon. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Flomax Hytrin › Take this 30 minutes after the same meal every day. › Can cause dizziness, muscle pain, headache and stuffy/runny nose. › Can cause changes in sex drive. › Don't stop taking this medication suddenly without talking to your doctor. Coming soon. Learn more More about Flomax Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Hytrin Side effects Reviews & ratings FDA package insert