- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Flomax* used for?
Generic for Flomax* (Tamsulosin) is used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is also known as enlarged prostate. By relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate, Tamsulosin helps relieve BPH symptoms such as urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and so on. This medicine belongs to a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Flomax*?
The dosage of Generic for Flomax* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Flomax* with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Flomax*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Flomax* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Flomax*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an Overdose of Generic for Flomax*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Flomax*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Flomax*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Flomax*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Flomax* can interact with antidepressants and antibiotics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Flomax*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Flomax* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Flomax* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Flomax* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Flomax* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Flomax* can cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, sleep problems, sore throat, and runny nose. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Flomax*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Flomax*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Flomax* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Flomax*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Flomax*?
How will Generic for Flomax* work in my body?
How should Generic for Flomax* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Flomax* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Flomax* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.