Tamsulosin belongs to a class of medications called alpha receptor blockers (or alpha-adrenoceptor antagonists). It works by relaxing bladder neck muscles and muscle fibers in the prostate gland, making urination easier. The primary function of the prostate gland is nourishment and transport of semen during the reproductive age in men....
Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking this medicine?
You cannot take this drug if you are allergic to it or other drugs of the same group like Prazosin, Terazosin, Doxazosin, etc.
Inform your physician:
If you have severe kidney or liver disease
If you have low blood pressure and heart disease
If you are on a low salt diet
If you are taking any water pill (Diuretic)
If you have a personal or family history of prostate cancer
Q: Does Tamsulosin cure prostate enlargement?
A: Tamsulosin does not cause shrinkage of enlarged prostate gland or cure BPH. Tamsulosin provides symptomatic relief and prevents any complications that may be due to enlarged prostate.
Q: How long can I take Tamsulosin?
Tamsulosin needs to be taken for long periods, usually years
It is generally a safe medicine and is well tolerated in most patients
However, it is advised to take this medicine as prescribed and not to self-medicate or self-adjust the dose