Tamsulosin is used to treat trouble peeing in men caused by an enlarged prostate.
Take tamsulosin regularly as directed with a glass of water. Swallow the capsules whole. You can take tamsulosin with or without food, but take it the same way each time.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with tamsulosin including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Prolonged erection (longer than four hours)
|Tell your doctor immediately|
|Tell your doctor|
Changes in sexual function
Tiredness or weakness
Runny or blocked nose
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
Lightheaded or dizzy after standing up
|Stand up slowly. If it continues, or is severe, tell your doctor|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. January 2020
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