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Flomax (Tamsulosin)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Flomax0.4 mg

Generic Equivalent of Flomax

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Tamsulosin0.4 mg
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Is A Prescription Required To Acquire Flomax?

A Prescription is required to purchase Flomax from our Canadian wide pharmacy online.

What Does Flomax Do For You?

Flomax is prescribed for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with a medical condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

BPH refers to the enlargement of prostate gland that occurs most commonly in elderly males. After the age of 50, most men develop enlarged prostates. Since, the prostate gland is located below the bladder; its enlargement causes restriction of urine flow. This can lead to lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) such as:
  • Interruption of sleep frequently caused by a need to urinate
  • Weak urinary stream
  • A sensation of not emptying the bladder completely after finishing urination
  • Pushing or straining to start urination
  • Stopping and starting several times while urinating
  • Urinating again within 2 hours of finishing urination
  • Finding it difficult to postpone urination

How Does Flomax Work?

Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) is an alpha receptor blocking agent. Due to blockade of alpha receptors, Flomax relaxes the smooth muscles in prostate and bladder neck at the site of obstruction, leading to improved urine flow and reduced LUTS.

Is There a Generic Equivalent of Flomax?

The generic equivalent of Flomax is Tamsulosin comes from Canada manufactured by Apotex (known as Apotex-Tamsulosin CR available in Tablet form) or Ratio Pharmaceuticals (known as Ratio- Tamsulosin available in Capsule form).

How Is Flomax Supplied and Stored?

Flomax CR (controlled release) is supplied as 0.4 mg dosage in the packs of 10 or 30 tablets. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim in Canada. Generic version of Flomax comes from Canada as well. It will be our privilege to offer you both the branded Flomax CR and Generic Tamsulosin of this medication.

The medication should be kept at a room temperature of 15°C to 30°C, out of reach and sight of children.

What Is the Cost of Flomax?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the Flomax (tamsulosin) 0.4 mg at an unbeatable price of $169 for a supply of 90 tablets which is $1.88 per tablet. We also sell quality generic tamsulosin from Canada at a price of $85 for a supply of 100 tablets which costs to $0.85 per tablet. The average cost for oral Tamsulosin capsule is $8.73 depends on the pharmacy you visit. Compare Canada Drugs Online!

How Long Does It Take For Tamsulosin To Be Effective?

For most people, Flomax brings some improvement in the BPH symptoms within a week of starting it. However, if urinating symptoms don’t improve for you within 2 weeks of taking the medication, consult your health care professional.

Can Tamsulosin Cause Urinary Incontinence?

Flomax (tamsulosin) can lead to urinary incontinence (the loss of bladder control) due to over relaxation of bladder muscles.

How Does Flomax Work For Kidney Stones?

Doctors may also prescribe tamsulosin to help the body pass or clear kidney stones. Once you have passed the kidney stones, your doctor may tell you to continue taking tamsulosin for another week or two.

What Is The Best Time Of The Day To Take Tamsulosin?

Follow your health care professional’s advice about how to take Flomax CR. You should take one tablet 0.4 mg every day at the same time of the day, 30 minutes after finishing your meal. Do not crush or chew Flomax tablets as these are specially designed tablets to control the delivery of the drug into the blood stream.

What Should You Avoid While Taking Flomax?

Flomax can result in dizziness. Do not operate or drive machinery or perform any hazardous task for 12 hours after taking Flomax or until you know how the medication is going to affect you.

How is Flomax Metabolized in Body?

FLomax (tamsulosin) is metabolized extensively in liver and has a half-life of approximately 12 to 15 hours.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Flomax?

Like all other medications, Flomax can also cause side effects. The most common side effects include dizziness (especially when getting up from a seated or lying position), abnormal ejaculation (the semen does not leave the body via urethra but instead goes into the bladder or the ejaculation volume is reduced or absent). Some uncommon side effects include headache, palpitations, decreased blood pressure, orthostatic hypotension (especially when getting up from a seated or lying position, sometimes associated with dizziness, runny or blocked nose, feeling sick and vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, weakness, rashes, itching and hives. Rare side effects of Flomax are fainting, allergic reaction, painful and prolonged unwanted erection of penis, Stevens - Johnson syndrome (a life-threatening skin disorder which includes rashes and sores in mouth and body). Some other side effects that have been reported very rarely include blurred vision, nose bleeds, serious skin rashes, dry mouth. In case you are undergoing eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, and you have already or previously taken Flomax, your eye pupil might dilate poorly and iris can become floppy during the surgery, a condition known as Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS). These are not all the side effects due to Flomax. In case you have any unexpected effect, consult your health care professional right away.

When Should You Not Take Flomax?

Do not take Flomax if you:
  • Are allergic to tamsulosin or any other ingredients of Flomax CR.
  • Are taking ketoconazole (an antifungal drug)
  • Are a child or a woman

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before taking Flomax?

Before you start taking Flomax, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
  • Have liver disorders or kidney disorders
  • Suffer from fainting due to decreased blood pressure when changing posture
  • Are allergic to sulfa containing drugs
  • Had taken Flomax previously and became ill
  • Are going to have an eye surgery for cataract or glaucoma. Ask your doctor in case you temporarily need to stoop Flomax during surgery
  • Have sulfa allergy

What Medicines Can Interact With Flomax?

It is important to tell your health care professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs.

Following medicines can interact with Flomax:
  • Alpha inhibtors of same class can lead to unwanted decrease in blood pressure
  • Cimetidine
  • Ketoconazole
  • Warfarin

Where Can I Buy Flomax Online?

If prescribed by your health care professional, Flomax can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Flomax Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 604-581-4000 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.webmd.com/men/prostate-enlargement-bph/news/20100302/generic-drug-enlarged-prostate
2. https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.ca/sites/ca/files/documents/flomaxcien.pdf
3. https://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/tamsulosin
4. https://www.healthline.com/health/tamsulosin/oral-capsule
5. http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=10&pid=10&gid=000050
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