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Flomax (Tamsulosin Hydrochloride) - Summary

 
 



FLOMAX SUMMARY

Tamsulosin hydrochloride is an antagonist of alpha1A adrenoceptors in the prostate.

FLOMAX® (tamsulosin HCl) capsules are indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). FLOMAX capsules are not indicated for the treatment of hypertension.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Flomax (Tamsulosin)

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Source: MedicineNet doxazosin mesylate Specialty [2013.12.11]
Title: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate) Quiz
Source: MedicineNet Prostatitis Specialty [2012.02.29]
Title: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate) Quiz
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 2/7/2012 3:29:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 2/29/2012 6:25:09 PM

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Published Studies Related to Flomax (Tamsulosin)

Tamsulosin for the management of distal ureteral stones in children: A prospective randomized study. [2011.11.16]
PURPOSE: Based on efficacy demonstrated in the adult population, tamsulosin was evaluated with regard to facilitating ureteral stone expulsion in children presenting with distal ureteric calculi... CONCLUSIONS: Medical expulsion therapy for lower ureteric stones is a successful procedure in children. Tamsulosin demonstrated no clinically significant adverse effect, while proving to be a safe and effective treatment option. Copyright (c) 2011 Journal of Pediatric Urology Company. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Comparison of prophylactic naftopidil, tamsulosin, and silodosin for 125I brachytherapy-induced lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with prostate cancer: randomized controlled trial. [2011.11.15]
CONCLUSIONS: Silodosin has a greater impact on improving PI-induced lower urinary tract symptoms than the other two agents. Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Phase IIb/III dose ranging study of tamsulosin as treatment for children with neuropathic bladder. [2011.11]
PURPOSE: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of tamsulosin hydrochloride in children with increased detrusor leak point pressure associated with neuropathic bladder... CONCLUSIONS: Tamsulosin was well tolerated but not efficacious in this pediatric population with neuropathic bladder. Copyright (c) 2011 American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Efficacy of tamsulosin oral controlled absorption system after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy to treat urolithiasis. [2011.11]
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of the tamsulosin oral controlled absorption system as an adjuvant therapy to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for the expulsion of ureteral and renal stones... CONCLUSION: Adjuvant treatment with tamsulosin, in addition to standard treatment with steroids and analgesics, improved the outcome of ESWL. Copyright A(c) 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.

Adjuvant Tamsulosin or Nifedipine After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones: A Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial. [2011.11]
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of the adjuvant use of tamsulosin or nifedipine after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for nonlower pole kidney stones 5-20 mm in size... CONCLUSION: The stone-free rates after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy with adjuvant tamsulosin or nifedipine were significantly increased only for nonlower pole renal stones 10-20 mm in size compared with placebo. Nifedipine was associated with more adverse effects than placebo. Copyright A(c) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Clinical Trials Related to Flomax (Tamsulosin)

Efficacy and Safety Study of Dutasteride and Tamsulosin Followed by Counseling on Flexible Dosing of Tamsulosin on as Needed Basis, to Treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) [Active, not recruiting]
This study will investigate the efficacy and safety of treatment with Dutasteride (0. 5mg), administered once daily for one year in combination with Tamsulosin (0. 4mg), administered once daily for 3 months, followed by counseling on flexible dosing of Tamsulosin on an as needed basis, on the improvement of symptoms and clinical outcome in men with moderate to severe symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). At each scheduled visit (3, 6, and 9 months), the subject will be counseled on withdrawal of Tamsulosin. After randomization, study visits are every 13 weeks for up to 53 Weeks. (Including Screening, (up to 7 clinic visits)

Clinical Effect and Safety of Tamsulosin 0.4mg in Patients With LUTS/BPH Refractory to Tamsulosin 0.2mg [Not yet recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to explore the efficacy and safety of tamsulosin 0. 4mg (Harnal® D. 0. 2mg, 2T) in patients with LUTS/BPH refractory to tamsulosin 0. 2mg (Harnal® D 0. 2mg, 1T).

A Study With Combination Treatment (Tamsulosin Hydrochloride and Solifenacin Succinate) in Male Patients With LUTS/BPH [Completed]
The study will examine the efficacy,safety and tolerability of combination therapy of tamsulosin and solifenacin compared to placebo and monotherapy of tamsulosin and solifenacin in the treatment of males with LUTS associated with BPH.

Effects of Tamsulosin 0.4mg on Clinical Outcomes in Korean Men With Severe Symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) [Not yet recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of tamsulosin 0. 4mg (Harnal® D. 0. 2mg, 2T) with tamsulosin 0. 2mg (Harnal® D 0. 2mg, 1T) in patients with severe symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia as a first line therapy.

Advanced Benefits of Alpha-blocker Monotherapy on Lower Urinary Tracts Symptoms(LUTS) Patients [Recruiting]

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Reports of Suspected Flomax (Tamsulosin) Side Effects

Dizziness (24)Anxiety (15)Insomnia (15)Drug Ineffective (14)Rash (14)Arthralgia (14)Sexual Dysfunction (14)Hypertension (14)Pain (13)Fatigue (13)more >>


PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS

Based on a total of 3 ratings/reviews, Flomax has an overall score of 9.33. The effectiveness score is 9.33 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
 

Flomax review by 59 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   frequent urination
Dosage & duration:   2 tab per day taken every day for the period of every day
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Was getting up to urinate 3-6 times a night to urinate. NOw can sleep through the night getting up not at all or one time. excellent results - could not be happier. Dr. did digital exam, but felt no abnormality, but said hypertrophy could be on side he could not palpate, so to try tamsulosin. It worked!
Side effects:   I did not experience any side effects to speak of
Comments:   took as prescribe. I started off with one capsule per day, then, as soon as possible, went to two capsules per day. Two capsules per day did the trick. Am able to sleep through the night the majority of the time!

 

Flomax review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   kidney pain, difficult urination
Dosage & duration:   0.4 milligram (mg) once a day taken once a day for the period of One week was enough
Other conditions:   Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Other drugs taken:   Antidepressants (wellbutrin, lexapro)
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   As near as we can tell, this drug (which is intended for men with enlarged prostates) relaxed ureter muscles, relieving the sensation of kidney stone pain, and also relaxed bladder muscles that had caused painful urination.
Side effects:   It made me drowsy all week; also sporadic dizziness. Chronic nasal congestion (stuffy nose) was also unpleasant.
Comments:   Once kidney stones were ruled out as the cause, the choices were to "wait it out," or to try this medication. Directions were pretty straightforward---take the pill after a meal; don't drive if feeling dizzy or drowsy; drink plenty of water.

 

Flomax review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   kidney pain, difficult urination
Dosage & duration:   0.4 milligram (mg) once a day taken once a day for the period of One week was enough
Other conditions:   Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Other drugs taken:   Antidepressants (wellbutrin, lexapro)
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   As near as we can tell, this drug (which is intended for men with enlarged prostates) relaxed ureter muscles, relieving the sensation of kidney stone pain, and also relaxed bladder muscles that had caused painful urination.
Side effects:   It made me drowsy all week; also sporadic dizziness. Chronic nasal congestion (stuffy nose) was also unpleasant.
Comments:   Once kidney stones were ruled out as the cause, the choices were to "wait it out," or to try this medication. Directions were pretty straightforward---take the pill after a meal; don't drive if feeling dizzy or drowsy; drink plenty of water.

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