Tamsulosin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Tamsulosin?

(tam SOO loe sin)

• In males, this medicine is used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• If you have low blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• If you are having cataract surgery, talk with healthcare provider.

• Be careful in hot weather. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.

• Do not take St John's wort with this medicine. It may make this medicine less effective.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Headache.

• Nasal congestion.

• Change in sexual ability or desire. This is...

 
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