Urimax (Tamsulosin HCL)
What is Urimax (Tamsulosin HCL) used for?
Urimax (Tamsulosin HCL) is prescribed to treat urinary symptoms affecting men suffering from an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). The medication relaxes muscles in the prostate and urethra to allow easier urination. This can prevent symptoms such as painful urination, inability to empty the bladder, or involuntary leakage of urine. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Urimax (Tamsulosin HCL)?
Urimax (Tamsulosin HCL) should always be used according to the directions provided by your physician to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once daily, but your particular directions will depend on your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is recommended if you experience nausea. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Urimax (Tamsulosin HCL)?
Side effects that may occur while using Urimax (Tamsulosin HCL) include:
Contact your physician immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as chest pain, fever, flu symptoms, faintness, or a painful erection lasting more than four hours. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Urimax (Tamsulosin HCL) should not be used to treat women, men taking other alpha blocking medications, or patients who have urinary incontinence, recent cataract surgery, heart disease, recent prostate surgery, uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. Also inform your physician if you are taking any other medications to lower blood pressure as this may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Urimax (Tamsulosin HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.