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tamsulosin

 [tam-soo´lo-sin]
an alpha-adrenergic blocking agent specific for receptors in the prostate; used as the hydrochloride salt in treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, administered orally.

tamsulosin

/tam·su·lo·sin/ (tam-soo´lo-sin) an α specific for the receptors in the prostate; used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

tamsulosin

a selective antiadrenergic agent.
indications This drug is used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Adverse effects of this drug include asthenia, insomnia, chest pain, amblyopia, floppy iris syndrome, nausea, diarrhea, dysgeusia, decreased libido, abnormal ejaculation, back pain, rhinitis, pharyngitis, and cough. Common side effects include dizziness and headache.

tamsulosin

A selective alpha-adrenergic smooth muscle relaxing drug that is used to relieve the symptoms of enlargement of the PROSTATE GLAND. A brand name is Flomax MR.
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As a research-based developer, manufacturer and marketer, Yamanouchi has introduced several world-class drugs to the international market, including the H2 antagonist, famotidine; the calcium antagonist, nicardipine; and tamsulosin, a treatment for functional symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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