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Flomax Relief MR is an over-the-counter alpha-blocker treatment for the urinary symptoms of BPH. The drug helps to relax the muscles surrounding the urethra, relieving pressure and allowing urine to flow more freely. It's the one-capsule-a-day to improve the quality of life!
Flomax Relief MR effectively relieves the frequent night-time urination, the urge to urinate every few hours, weak flow, and the feeling of unfinished urinating, which may be the effect of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
Flomax Relief is fast-acting and will produce an effect after the first dose, usually relieving symptoms within 7-14 days. It works best if taken after the same meal each day because that slows its absorption into the intestine, keeping the plasma levels as constant as possible.
Flomax Relief MR Capsules contains the active ingredient tamsulosin, which belongs to a group of medicines called alpha blockers' (or alpha1A-adrenoceptor antagonists). It is used to effectively treat the symptoms associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) of a BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
How it helps?
These capsules can be taken to treat one of the following symptoms:
Poor stream - The flow of urine is weaker, and it takes longer to empty your bladder.
Hesitancy - You may have to wait at the toilet for a while before urine starts to flow.
Dribbling - Towards the end of passing urine, the flow becomes a slow dribble.
Poor emptying - You may have a feeling of not quite emptying your bladder.
How to take Flomax Relief MR Capsules:
For men between the ages of 45 and 75 - Oral use only
Take one capsule each day after the same meal with water
Do not crush, chew or open the capsules
Record the first day you take Flomax Relief MR Capsules
After 2 weeks: if using Flomax Relief MR Capsules for the first time and symptoms are not subsiding, or are getting worse, stop taking the medication and seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
Within 6 weeks: you should see your doctor to confirm that your symptoms are due to BPH.
Every 12 months: you should see your doctor to check your prostate. Also see your doctor if your symptoms change or get worse.
If you forget to take your Flomax Relief MR Capsule:
Take your capsule later the same day after food
If you have missed a dose, just take your daily capsule on the next day at the usual time
Do not take two capsules to make up for a forgotten capsule
If you take more of this medicine than you should, talk to a doctor or pharmacist straight away.
Caution before using Flomax Relief MR Capsules:
Flomax Relief MR Capsules should only be used by men aged between 45 and 75.
If you feel like you might pass out, or if you have an erection of your penis that is painful or lasts longer than 4 hours stop using Flomax Relief MR Capsules and seek advice from you doctor.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medication (including those bought over the counter and herbal remedies), especially alpha blockers used to lower blood pressure (e.g. such as doxazosin, indoramin, prazosin, terazosin, or verapamil) as can cause dizziness and weakness
Tell your doctor or dentist before any operation or dental procedure as there is a potential that your medicine may interfere with the effects of the anaesthetic.
If you will be having cataract surgery do not start taking Flomax Relief MR Capsules. If you are already taking Flomax Relief MR Capsules inform your surgeon ahead of time and do not stop using the medication unless instructed to by your surgeon.
Consult your doctor before taking Flomax Relief MR Capsules if:
You are allergic to sulphur drugs as you may also be allergic to Flomax Relief MR Capsules.
You are allergic to any of the other ingredients listed.
You have problems with your heart, liver, or kidneys.
You faint or get dizzy or weak when you sit or stand up suddenly.
You have had your symptoms for less than three months.
You have pain when you urinate, or your urine was cloudy or bloody, at sometime in the last three months.
You have a fever due to an infection of your kidneys or bladder (urinary tract infection).
You have leaking of your urine which you are unable to control (incontinence).
You think you have diabetes and it is not properly controlled.
You have had prostate surgery.
You have prostate cancer.
You have recently had blurred or cloudy vision and have not been examined by your doctor or optician.
Possible side effects when taking Flomax Relief MR Capsules:
There are few side effects which are generally mild.
May impair thinking or reactions therefore take care when driving or carrying out an activity which requires for you to be awake and alert.
May cause dizziness when getting up from a sitting a lying position, to avoid this, do not stand up too quickly.
Drinking alcohol may also increase the dizziness possibly caused by Flomax Relief MR Capsules.
Each Flomax Relief MR Capsule contains:
Tamsulosin 0.4mg (active ingredient)
Methacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer
Titanium oxide (E171)
Yellow iron oxide (E172)
Red iron oxide (E172)
Black iron oxide (E172)
Flomax Relief MR
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