Flomaxtra (Tamsulosin HCL)
What is Flomaxtra (Tamsulosin HCL) used for?
Flomaxtra (Tamsulosin HCL) is used to treat men suffering from an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and the urination problems caused by this condition. This medication is a type of alpha blocker, which treats the urination problems by relaxing the muscles in the bladder and the prostate, thereby relieving symptoms such as needing to urgently urinate and other urination problems.
How should I use Flomaxtra (Tamsulosin HCL)?
Flomaxtra (Tamsulosin HCL) tablets are taken orally, exactly as directed by your physician. You should take this medication after a meal. Your physician may direct you to take it once per day, however the dosage may vary for each patient, and you should only take the amount your physician has prescribed. It may take up to 4 weeks for you to notice an improvement in your condition. Consult your physician if your condition does not improve after 4 weeks.
What are the side effects of Flomaxtra (Tamsulosin HCL)?
Side effects of Flomaxtra (Tamsulosin HCL) include:
You should consult your physician if you notice any side effects when taking this drug. It is important to note that other more serious side effects which require immediate medical attention may also occur, such as chest pain, fever or a painful erection lasting more than 4 hours.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Flomaxtra (Tamsulosin HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.