Tamsulosin contraindications and warnings


Following is information on contraindications to the use of tamsulosin in general, pregnancy & amp; Breastfeeding and children. Please note that the contraindications may vary depending on the dosage form of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).

When should Tamsulosin not be used?

The active substance should not be used in cases of hypersensitivity, circulatory problems with low blood pressure and severe hepatic dysfunction. Tamsulosin should be used for renal impairment only after careful medical benefit-risk assessment.

What should you watch out for during pregnancy and lactation?

The active ingredient is not used in women in principle.

What should be considered in children?

The active substance is not suitable for children.

Warnings and Precautions

  • If ingested, a sudden drop in blood pressure is possible. In this case, patients should lie down until the symptoms have disappeared.
  • Before use, the doctor should rule out another cause of urinary obstruction.
  • In rare cases, taking the drug may cause respiratory problems.
  • Patients who want to have cataracts should inform their surgeon when taking the medicine.
  • The active substance may affect the ability to drive or operate machinery actively. This applies to a greater extent at the beginning of treatment as well as in conjunction with alcohol.

Sometimes medications release allergic reactions.
If you notice any signs of allergic reaction, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.