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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

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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On the strengths of both dutasteride and tamsulosin, participants reported fewer symptoms, and we observed a 25 percent reduction in prostate volume," Roehrborn added.
In the GSK study, some men with moderate-to-severe symptoms were given the dual treatment CombAT, while others received just Avodart or Tamsulosin. After four years, those who had the combined treatment reported fewer symptoms than those on single doses.
Astellas Pharma claims that it holds a formulation patent of tamsulosin hydrochloride that expires in March 2006.
In 3,322 men with lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia who switched to tamsulosin (Flomax) after an unsatisfactory response to saw palmetto, more improvements were seen on tamsulosin in an observational study of postmarketing data on tamsulosin.
PRO 160/120 could also be shown to be an effective and safe therapy option in patients with LUTS (symptomatic EPH) which is comparable to the [alpha]-blocker tamsulosin. Both clinical trials underline the excellent tolerability of PRO 160/120 even in the long-term use.
Objective: To analyze the clinical effect of tamsulosin and Solifenacin in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in combination with overactive bladder and its safety.
It may be used with tamsulosin for the treatment of symptomatic BPH in men with an enlarged prostate.
Do not prescribe tamsulosin or nifedipine for stone expulsion in patients with ureteral stones [less than or equal to] 10 mm.
Researchers reviewed data from two cohorts (one from the U.K., another from Taiwan) involving a total of nearly 147,000 men treated with 5-ARIs--finasteride (Proscar[R]) or dutasteride (Avodart[R])--or the selective alpha-blocker tamsulosin (Flomax[R]).