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Drug information on Urimax 0.4 (Tamsulosin) from Cipla Limited

Urimax 0.4

  Tablet  
Cipla Limited
Generic : Tamsulosin
 55.25
0.4mg
10 Tablets

Drug Name : Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin(Flomax) generic Urimax 0.4 is an alpha blocker, prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate enlargement. It improves the flow of urine by relaxing the muscles of the prostate and the lower part of the bladder.
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Medical Condition(s) for which Urimax 0.4 may be prescribed


Side effects of Urimax 0.4

  Body as Whole: Headache, increase in infections, weakness, back pain, chest pain.

  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, altered sleep.

  Respiratory: Inflammation of nose, pharynx and sinuses.

  Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, nausea.

  Genitourinary: Abnormal ejaculation, decrease in sexual activities, painful persistent penile erection (rare).

  Eye: Blurred vision.

  Hypersensitivity: Severe allergic reactions like rash, itching, swelling, trouble in breathing.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- Extended release 400 mcg once daily, up to 800 mcg once daily after 2-4 wk if needed.

How to use Urimax 0.4?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, it should be taken with food.

When is Urimax 0.4 not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity to this drug.

Warnings and Precautions for Urimax 0.4

Prostate cancer should be ruled out before starting the therapy.

•It may cause a complication called intra operative floppy iris syndrome in patients who undergoes cataract surgery.

•It may cause low blood pressure and fainting in standing position especially with first dose, or if dosage is increased or an antihypertensive drug or a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor is added to the treatment regimen.

•Caution needed when used in patients with sulfa allergy, pregnancy, breastfeeding, liver or kidney impairment, and children.

• It may cause dizziness, do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Take this medication in whole. Do not crush.

Other Precautions for Urimax 0.4

It should not be used with drugs that inhibit its breakdown e.g. ketoconazole.

Storage Conditions for Urimax 0.4

Oral: Store at 25°C. Keep this medication in an airtight container, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature.



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