tamsulosin


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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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Effect of tamsulosin on stone passage for ureteral stones: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Sixty-two patients in the control group were treated with tamsulosin, while sixty-two patients in the observation group were treated with tamsulosin in combination with solifenacin.
Tamsulosin is an [alpha]1-adrenergic antagonist which is used to treat urinary retention from benign prostatic hypertrophy.
The NEPTUNE II study demonstrated a good tolerance and efficacy of long-term treatment with solifenacin plus tamsulosin in men with storage and voiding symptoms, with a low incidence of AUR.
In clinical practice, tamsulosin is widely being used throughout the world for the treatment of BPH.
Have the patient not take vardenafil within 6 hours of taking tamsulosin.
Two recent randomized controlled studies by Al-Ansari and colleagues (10) and Kaneko and colleagues (11) validated the efficacy of tamsulosin for distal ureteral calculi.
Conclusion: Tamsulosin significantly decrease IPSS PVR and improve Q so they should be used as first line treatment for moderate to severe LUTS in women.
With medical expulsive therapy, in which Tamsulosin is the main stay, spontaneous passage of stone upto 10mm has been reported.
4 mg of the alpha1-adrenoceptor antagonist (a1-blocker) tamsulosin (in the oral controlled absorption system [OCASTM]) (TOCAS).