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FLOMAX
Benign prostatic hyperplasia/urinary retention
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Drug Name:

FLOMAX Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Tamsulosin HCl 0.4mg; caps.

Company:
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for FLOMAX:

BPH.

Adult:

Swallow whole. Take ½ hr after same meal of each day. Initially 0.4mg once daily; may increase to 0.8mg once daily after 2–4 weeks if response is inadequate. If therapy is interrupted, resume at 0.4mg once daily and retitrate.

Children:

Not applicable.

Warnings/Precautions:

Rule out prostate cancer. Sulfa allergy. Syncope. End-stage renal disease. Cataract or glaucoma surgery: do not initiate therapy (possible Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome). Pregnancy (Cat.B).

Interactions:

Do not use with other α-blockers or strong CYP3A4 inhibitors (eg, ketoconazole). Caution with concomitant moderate CYP3A4 inhibitors (eg, erythromycin), moderate or strong CYP2D6 inhibitors (eg, paroxetine, terbinafine), or CYP2D6 poor metabolizers (esp. with tamsulosin >0.4mg/day). Caution with concomitant cimetidine (esp. with tamsulosin >0.4mg/day) or warfarin. Symptomatic hypotension with concomitant PDE5 inhibitors.

Pharmacological Class:

Alpha-1 blocker.

Adverse Reactions:

Headache, abnormal ejaculation, dizziness, rhinitis, infection, asthenia, back pain, diarrhea, pharyngitis, chest pain, nausea, tooth disorder, blurred vision, cough, somnolence, sinusitis, libido decreased, insomnia; rare: priapism.

How Supplied:

Caps—100

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