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Flomax (Tamsulosin)

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Generic Flomax (Urimax capsules) is a prescription alpha-blocker used for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Tamsulosin HCl (Urimax) is not used for the treatment of hypertension.

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Generic Flomax (Urimax Capsules)

Generic Flomax (Urimax capsules) is a prescription alpha-blocker used for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Tamsulosin HCl (Urimax) is not used for the treatment of hypertension.

Urimax capsules are manufactured by Cipla Ltd. in the strengths of 0.4 mg. We also have in stock Generic Uroxatral (Alfusin tablets) which is also used to treat the same indication.

Tamsulosin HCl Uses

Tamsulosin HCl (Urimax capsules by Cipla) is an alpha-blocker medication used for treating the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is a condition referred to as an enlarged prostate.

We supply Urimax by Cipla which is a generic alternative to Flomax. The active ingredient is Tamsulosin 0.4 mg.

Urimax Dosage

The adult dosage of Urimax capsules 0.4 mg once daily with or without food, at the same time each day. The capsule has to be swallowed whole and must not be crunched or chewed.

If the patient is not able to tolerate 0.4 mg, then the patient should receive 0.2 mg once daily.
For all patients who fail to respond to 0.4 mg after 2 to 4 weeks of dosing, the dose may be increased to 0.8 mg once daily.

In case administration of Tamsulosin HCl capsules ( Urimax) is interrupted or discontinued for a few days due to any reason at either the 0.4 mg or 0.2 mg dose, therapy should be restarted with the same dose.
In case the patient is receiving 0.8 mg once a day and administration of the medicine is interrupted or discontinued for few days due to any reason, treatment should be restarted at 0.4 mg once daily.

How to Use Urimax (Tamsulosin HCl Capsules)

Take Tamsulosin HCl capsules exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not crush, chew, or open the capsules.
Take this medicine one time each day, about 30 minutes after the same meal each day. For example, you may take this medicine 30 minutes after dinner each day.

If you miss a dose of Urimax capsules, take it as soon as you remember. If you miss your dose for the whole day, continue with your next dose on your regular schedule. Do not take two doses at the same time.

If you stop or forget to take Tamsulosin HCl capsules for several days, talk with your doctor before starting again. If you take more this medicine than prescribed, call your doctor right away.

Urimax Contraindications

Urimax (Tamsulosin HCl Capsules) is contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to Tamsulosin Hydrochloride or any inactive ingredient of this formulation. Allergic Reactions have included skin rash, urticaria, pruritus, angioedema and respiratory symptoms.

Tamsulosin HCl Side Effects

The most common Tamsulosin HCl side effects occurring in 2% or more of patients under treatment and at a higher incidence than placebo with the 0.4 mg dose were headache, dizziness, rhinitis, infection, abnormal ejaculation, asthenia, back pain, diarrhea, pharyngitis, chest pain, cough increased, somnolence, nausea, sinusitis, insomnia, libido decreased, tooth disorder, and blurred vision.

The other common Urimax side effects may include:

  • runny nose
  • dizziness
  • decreased semen

Possible side effect of this medicine may include decreased blood pressure when changing positions. This medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure upon standing, especially after the first dose or when changing doses. Change positions slowly from lying down to sitting up or from a sitting to a standing position until you learn how you react to this medicine. If you begin to feel dizzy, sit or lie down until you feel better. If the symptoms are severe or do not improve, call your doctor.

Make your doctor aware of any allergic reactions you may experience while taking this medicine. Allergic reactions may include:

  • rash
  • itching
  • hives

Rare and more serious allergic reactions may also occur. Get medical help right away if you have any of the following reactions:

  • swelling of face, tongue, or throat
  • difficulty breathing
  • blistering of the skin

This medicine can cause a painful erection (priapism), which cannot be relieved by having sex. If this happens, get medical help right away. If priapism is not treated, you may not be able to get an erection in the future.

During cataract surgery, a condition called intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) can happen if you take or have taken this medicine. If you need to have cataract surgery, be sure to tell your surgeon if you take or have taken this medicine.

These are not all the possible side effects with this medicine capsules. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Tamsulosin HCl Storage Instructions

Urimax (Tamsulosin HCl capsules) should be stored at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). Short-term exposure to higher or lower temperatures [from 59°F (15°C) to 86°F (30°C)] is acceptable. keep away from children and pets.

Warnings & Precautions When Using Generic Flomax (Urimax Capsules)

Do not take Generic Flomax if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Before taking Urimax Capsules, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including:

  • any kidney or liver problems
  • any history of low blood pressure
  • any allergies to sulfa or any other medicines
  • if you are planning to have cataract surgery

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including:

  • any prescription medicines, including blood pressure medicines
  • any non-prescription medicines, including vitamins and herbal supplements

Some of your other medicines may affect the way this medicine works. Especially tell your doctor if you take a medicine for high blood pressure. You should not take this medicine if you are already taking certain blood pressure medicines.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your doctor when you get a new medicine. 

Tamsulosin HCl Overdosage

In case an overdose of Tamsulosin HCl capsules has lead to hypotension, support of the cardiovascular system is of first importance. Restoration of blood pressure and normalization of heart rate may be accomplished by keeping the patient in the supine position.

If this measure is not enough, then administration of intravenous fluids should be considered. If required, vasopressors should then be used and renal function should be monitored and supported as needed.

Tamsulosin HCl Capsules During Pregnancy

Tamsulosin HCl has been classified by the US FDA as Pregnancy Category B. Urimax capsules are not indicated for use in women.

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