Tamsulosin No Prescription
Tamsulosin is prescribed in the treatment of signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Tamsulosin is prescribed in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Tamsulosin is in a class of prescriptions called alpha blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and bladder so that urine can flow easily.
Tamsulosin is a selective antagonist at alpha-1A and alpha-1B-adrenoceptors in the prostate, prostatic capsule, prostatic urethra, and bladder neck. At least three discrete alpha1-adrenoceptor subtypes have been identified: alpha-1A, alpha-1B and alpha-1D; their distribution differs between human organs and tissue. Approximately 70% of the alpha1-receptors in human prostate are of the alpha-1A subtype. Blockage of these receptors causes relaxation of smooth muscles in the bladder neck and prostate.
Tamsulosin capsules are contraindicated in patients known to be hypersensitive to tamsulosin HCI or any component of tamsulosin capsules.
Tamsulosin Without a Prescription
Tamsulosin comes as a capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day. Take tamsulosin 30 minutes after the same meal each day.
Swallow tamsulosin capsules whole; do not split, chew, crush, or open them.
Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of tamsulosin and may increase your dose after 2 to 4 weeks.
Tamsulosin may help control your condition, but it will not cure it.
Tamsulosin, an alpha-adrenoceptor blocker with enhanced specificity for the alpha-adrenoceptors of the prostate, is commonly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Tamsulosin Side Effects
Tamsulosin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- back pain;
- blurred vision;
- difficulty ejaculating;
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep;
- pain or pressure in the face;
- painful erection of the penis that lasts for hours;
- runny or stuffy nose;
- sore throat, cough, fever, chills, or other signs of infection;
- swelling of the eyes, face, tongue, lips, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs;
- upset stomach;