About Tamsulosin

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About Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin is used to treat benign prostate enlargement to relieve the symptoms of urinary drainage. These symptoms include difficult and frequent nocturnal urination. If the prostate is already greatly enlarged, it can even lead to urinary incontinence.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Improve urine drainage
  • Reduce urethral narrowing

This is how Tamsulosin works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of Tamsulosin.
Please also read the information on the drug group alpha-sympatholytic drugs,
to which the active ingredient tamsulosin belongs.

Applications of the active ingredient tamsulosin

Tamsulosin is used in the treatment of benign prostate enlargement to relieve the symptoms of a urinary drainage disorder. These symptoms include difficult and frequent nocturnal urination. If the prostate is already greatly enlarged, it can even lead to urinary incontinence.

More detailed information is available on the following Tamsulosin application areas:

  • urinary incontinence
  • benign prostate enlargement

Effect of Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin belongs to the group of the Alpha-Sympatholytika. It works specifically on the alpha-1 receptors in the genitourinary tract. Alpha-1 receptors are special binding sites of the sympathetic fibers of the autonomic nervous system, which are normally activated by the body’s own messengers adrenaline and norepinephrine. Tamsulosin displaces these endogenous messenger substances at the receptors and thus suppresses their effect.

Alpha-1 receptors are located on certain muscle cells within the tissue of the prostate gland (prostate). The prostate lies in a ring around the urethra, which leads outward from the bladder. As part of a benign prostate enlargement, the mechanical narrowing of the urethra by the greatly enlarged prostate gland occurs. In addition, there is also an increased tension of the smooth muscles in the prostate tissue, which enhances the urinary drainage disorder. This smooth muscle cell tension mediated by alpha-1 receptors is lowered by tamsulosin. The urethral narrowing is reduced, making urination much easier

Tamsulosin is very long. In addition, unlike other alpha-sympatholytic drugs, there has been no unwanted drop in blood pressure so far.

Potential Tamsulosin side effects may include:

Tamsulosin used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Norman D. Leo says:
    3.0 rating

    Tamsulosin for Prostatic

    Urinating was better. Side effect high blood pressure and high pulse rate. After 4 years of taking the hypertension increased. General check in cardiac clinic was o. Now the drug Tamsulosin urgently needs to be discontinued.

    Side effects: Pulse increase
  2. Jason R. McGuinness says:
    3.5 rating

    I only took the medicine for 1 day. The effectiveness was good. I only had to go to the bathroom 1 x at night. The burning in my abdomen was gone. But I got severe pain in my sinuses at night. In addition, my nose was completely dry and I was afraid to get more air. I discontinued the medication for the time being because the side effects were bad.

  3. Bruce M. Cross says:
    3.5 rating

    Tamsulosin for Urinary frequency

    I was prescribed the drug because of unwanted nocturnal urination. I already felt weakness, dizziness and shortness of breath on the third day. Lowering blood pressure is positive. I can not recommend this medicine.

  4. Nathan B. Russell says:
    4.0 rating

    Tamsulosin for Prostatic

    I think the retrograde ejaculation is much more common than stated. Since the old gentleman, who are no longer active, beautify the statistics. The other side effects were so mild, temporary, or diffuse that I can not assign them to exactly this drug. (Lower blood pressure, muscle pain, back pain, weakness)

  5. Samuel D. Cashman says:
    3.0 rating

    Nothing negative, but not positive. Everything as before without the tablets.

    Side effects: Ineffectiveness
  6. Michael H. Watson says:
    3.5 rating

    For more than a year, I take terbinafine on the instructions of the dermatologist. For 14 days daily 1 tablet, then 14 days break and the game starts from the beginning. The healing is very successful, albeit time-consuming. Since 3 months I take tamsulosin for the prostate additionally. When I started with Tamsolusin I was just in the Terbinafin break, When I resumed the terbinafine, a few days later it started to burn easily at the end of the urethra. Comparable to the beginning of a urinary tract infection. It was not permanent, but always appeared only intermittently, sometimes weaker, sometimes stronger. It took Almost 3 months until I recognized the pattern and my urologist and I decided to discontinue the tamsulosin until the end of the terbinafine treatment. The burning disappeared, but after a week returned to the urologist since bladder emptying problems occurred massively. Since then I take Urorec 4mg. Since then, muscle and joint pain, as well as tiredness and listlessness. After just 3 weeks, I stopped Urorec. It was with me no improvement, but a deterioration occurred. When urinating it trickled only out of pressure. At night, I sweat so much that the bladder When I was with my wife in the theater and the like, I could not concentrate on the performance, because one always had the feeling it would dripping right in the pants. After I dropped it and took Tamsulosin again, was after 2 days the urine flow again strong and after consultation with the urologist, I stay here. Meanwhile, the treatment with terbinafine is completed. Everything ok

  7. Arnold P. Jordan says:
    4.5 rating

    My 89-year-old father was given tamsulosin in the hospital (presumably to aid drainage and his fairly large prostate). Already in the hospital were severe dizziness to fainting, dizziness and incontinence problems that did not exist before. We were not informed about the prescription and the side effect of the drug and the medication was continued after discharge. my father fainted several times at home and on the way, especially when urinating, until we found out that tamsulosin has these side effects. Shortly after discontinuation of the drug occurred in my father even a strong skin rash on (shoulders, back abdomen) with cherry-sized wheals close to each other. Without urgent indication one should not take this medicine

  8. Daniel B. Miller says:
    4.0 rating

    Tamsulosin for Dizziness

    In the time of ingestion, in 2 cases I experienced a circulatory collapse on the plane and I could not identify the cause. After these flights, I visited the family doctor and had long-term ECG / blood pressure and neurological examinations carried out, whereby these were all without findings. Only through the experience reports here, I first came to the possible cause.

    Side effects: Circulatory collapse
  9. William C. Mayes says:
    4.5 rating

    Tamsulosin for Urinary incontinence

    I was prescribed for urinary urgency. I tend to have low blood pressure. 7 hours after ingestion, sudden circulatory collapse (blackout) and falling out of stance (1.86m, 96 kg). Hospital, various bruises and strains. For a completely wrong and because of the sudden blackout a life-threatening medication.

    Side effects: Circulatory collapse
  10. James M. Nunez says:
    4.5 rating

    Tamsulosin for Prostatic

    At the beginning of treatment with nifurantin taken. Nifurantin I had to sell after about 10 days, not tolerated. Tamsulosin started after 13 days of discomfort (dizziness, the worst being unwell, sweating, sex was out of the question), 2 days off. Side effects subsided, but sweating remained and sex life was zero. After another 10 days the same complaints and abdominal cramps were added. At the moment I have to choose between side effects or urinary problems. I can not recommend this medicine.

  11. Paul K. Todd says:
    4.5 rating

    Tamsulosin for Urinary incontinence

    I take the remedy for two days and stand completely wrong … Why am I taking the remedy? Palexia 150 Retard Gabapenthin 400 and two more Antidepr … since the last antidepr … tablet, I constantly feel like I have to pee but can not and if the bladder then full it is not really good but no pain … now I take these pills for two days and my pump is totally crazy. I am tired but can not sleep. I’m awake, but next to the track … I feel sick and dizzy at the same time .. what to do? let me wait again, if anything changes in the situation! a vicious circle more and more tablets more and more problems …. the side effects below, I think not only come from the middle but probably in connection with all my other Means ..

    Side effects: Sweat; Nausea; Dizziness
  12. Stephen A. Shipley says:
    2.5 rating

    Tamsulosin for Prostatic

    Tamsulosin Stada 0.4 mg. I have been taking for 2 months. There is an absolute success. Urinary urgency decreases after a short time. Visual disturbances (mischievous look). This drug helps me to live calmer again. Only with the least amount of alcohol, be it a mouthwash or toothpaste, the effect ceases immediately.

    Side effects: Blurred vision
  13. Kevin G. Crooms says:
    3.5 rating

    Negative: severe headache, nausea, extreme dizziness (very dangerous to drive a car!) Strong blood pressure fluctuations, no more feeling of ejaculation. Dry nose, taking stopped!