Maxflow

Maxflow

tamsulosin

Manufacturer:

CCL Pharma

Distributor:

Manawhari
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Tamsulosin HCl
Indications/Uses
Signs & symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Lower urinary tract symptoms associated w/ BPH.
Dosage/Direction for Use
0.4 mg once daily, may be increased to 0.8 mg once daily.
Administration
Should be taken with food: Take 30 min following the same meal daily.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. History of orthostatic hypotension, severe hepatic insufficiency. Concomitant use of other α-adrenergic blocking agents. Women & childn.
Special Precautions
Hypotension may occur; potential risk of syncope. Exclude other conditions w/ the same symptoms as BPH; perform digital rectal exam & determine prostate specific antigen before treatment & at regular interval afterwards. Priapism, which can lead to impotence, may occur. Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome during cataract surgery may occur. Concomitant use of diltiazem & warfarin, moderate or strong inhibitors of CYP2D6 (eg, fluoxetine) or CYP3A4 (eg, ketoconazole) particularly at doses >0.4 mg, carbamazepine & phenytoin, drugs for male erectile dysfunction (eg, sildenafil, tadalafil). Patients w/ end stage renal disease (CrCl <10 mL/min/1.73m2).
Adverse Reactions
Headache, infection, asthenia, back pain & chest pain; dizziness, somnolence, insomnia & decreased libido; rhinitis, pharyngitis, increased cough, sinusitis; diarrhoea, nausea, tooth disorder; abdominal ejaculation; blurred vision.
Drug Interactions
Decreased clearance & increase in AUC w/ cimetidine.
MIMS Class
Drugs for Bladder & Prostate Disorders
ATC Classification
G04CA02 - tamsulosin ; Belongs to the class of alpha-adrenoreceptor antagonists. Used in the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Maxflow Cap 0.4 mg
Packing/Price
2 × 10's
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