Coming soon. 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. How it works Coming soon. Flomax (Tamsulosin) is an alpha-1 blocker. It specifically targets and relaxes muscles in your prostate, which makes it easier to urinate. Type of medication Coming soon. Alpha blocker Prescription only Available as Used for (click to learn more) › Benign prostatic hyperplasia Hypertension 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+
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FDA side effect reports for Hytrin » More Flomax side effects » Risk factors for serious side effects Coming soon. › Taking medications for high blood pressure › Cataract or glaucoma surgery › Alcohol use › Heavy exercise › Hot weather Detailed Flomax (Tamsulosin) risks & warnings » Pregnancy category C FDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)
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.
See the FDA package insert 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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Alcohol No specific alcohol-related info. › 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.
Food No specific food-related info. › Take this 30 minutes after the same meal every day.
Kidneys and liver No specific kidneys and liver-related info. No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
Sex No specific sex-related info. › 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.
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 Coming soon. › 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. Downsides and risks Coming soon. › 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. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Coming soon. › 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. Learn more More about Hytrin Side effects Reviews & ratings FDA package insert More about Flomax Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert