Flomax (Tamsulosin 0.2 mg)
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Generic Flomax (Tamsulosin 0.2 mg) guide:
What is Generic Flomax? Is there a difference between the brand-name medication and generic?
Generic Flomax is not a registered name but rather a term used by pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies to make it easier for the customers to find the drug they need from a different manufacturer. Flomax is a brand name owned by the German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. The drug was first approved and used in the U.S. in 1996. The exclusive patent of the manufacturer has already expired and generics are available in the U.S. market since 2010. Generics are identical in the formulation, active substance, effect and safety to the brand medication. They are simply made by other drug makers who have to register new names for their products. Commonly, generics are cheaper than the brand drug for obvious reasons: their manufacturers do not invest in research and advertising and use already existing formula. Some generic makers also prefer not to enter already monopolized markets such as the U.S. market and sell their drugs in other countries. If you want to buy Generic Flomax cheap, you should get it from an online pharmacy situated abroad.
The medications marketed as Flomax and its generics are based on the active substance called Tamsulosin. It is a selective alpha-adrenergic blocker.
When should Generic Tamsulosin be used?
The medication is primarily used to treat benign enlargement of the prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia, i.e. enlargement of the prostate due to the noncancerous tumor growth from glandular epithelium or stromal component of the prostate.
The medication renders a symptomatic effect in dysuric disorders (troubled urination) so it also can be sometimes used to wash out kidney stones from 4 to 10 mm in diameter, and acute urinary retention after a catheter use or instead of using it.
How does the medication act?
Flomax (Tamsulosin) selectively blocks postsynaptic alpha-1a-adrenergic receptors located in the smooth muscles of the prostate gland, the neck of the bladder, and the prostatic part of the urethra. It lowers the tonus of the smooth muscles in the listed organs which in its turn facilitates the urine outflow. Though alpha-1a-adrenergic receptors are also present in the blood vessels, the medication practically doesn’t influence them as the specifics of the formulation make it 20 times more active on the receptors in the urinary system than in the blood vessels. Due to this selectivity, the medication doesn’t cause blood pressure fluctuations.
The maximum concentration of the drug in the blood occurs 6 hours after the pill intake. Before you buy Flomax, you should be prepared that the therapeutic effect is observed 2 weeks after the therapy start.
How should you use the brand or Generic Tamsulosin?
Regardless of the name on the package, if you buy the drug with the active substance Tamsulosin, you should use it as follows:
1 capsule with the dosage of the active substance 0.4 mg is taken one time a day at the same time around 30 minutes after a meal. The pill should be swallowed entirely without being crushed and washed down with sufficient amount of water.
If the standard dosage is insufficient as observed by the doctor 2 weeks after the therapy start, it can be increased to 0.8 mg a day or two pills a day taken in a single intake in the same manner as the standard dosage.
If for some reason you stop taking the pills and then want to start taking them again, regardless of what dosage you used before the therapy discontinuation, i.e. 0.4 mg or 0.8 mg, you should re-start the therapy with 0.4 mg a day and increase the dosage only after 2 weeks of uninterrupted use if the standard daily dosage is insufficient.
Whom Flomax is contraindicated?
The medication is contraindicated only for people who are allergic to the active substance of the drug. If you have never used any medications based on Tamsulosin, the only way for you to find out whether the medication is suitable or unsuitable for you is to buy Tamsulosin and start taking the pills as indicated in the instruction and observe your body reactions. The common symptoms of allergy are: skin rash, hives, itching, swelling, and respiratory symptoms. If you have these symptoms after you use the medication, you should discontinue the therapy and ask your doctor to prescribe you another drug with the same or similar effect but based on another active substance.
What are possible adverse reactions of Generic Flomax use?
Besides the listed allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching, swelling, respiratory side effects such as stuffy or runny nose or coughing, the medication can also cause headache, back pain, chest pain, urinary tract infection, dizziness, sleepiness, diarrhea, nausea, and others. If you have allergic adverse reactions, you should discontinue taking the drug immediately. If you have other symptoms, you can wait for them to be gone in 2-3 days and if they do not fade, you should consult your doctor about the replacement of the medication in your therapy.
One of the dangerous side effects of the drug is orthostatic hypotension or insufficient blood supply to the brain when you change your body position, i.e. stand up. It can cause fainting.
With what drugs Brand and Flomax (Tamsulosin) can negatively interact?
Before you order Flomax, make sure to check with your doctor that you are not using any medications the drug is incompatible with:
- The main unfavorable combination is with potent inhibitors of CYP3A4, for example, ketoconazole.
- The concentration of Tamsulosin in blood plasma increases in combined use with Cimetidine.
- The concentration of the drug decreases in combination with Furosemide.
- The hypotensive effect of the medication is enhanced by the use of other alpha1- adrenoblockers, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, alprostadil, anesthetics, diuretics, levodopa, antidepressants, beta adrenoblockers, calcium channel blockers, muscle relaxants, nitrates, and ethanol.
- Diclofenac and indirect anticoagulants slightly increase the rate of elimination of Tamsulosin.
Symptoms and treatment of the overdose with Flomax (Tamsulosin)
The main symptom of the overdose with the drug is blood pressure lowered below the norm. It is manifested in dizziness, paleness, and sleepiness. If you realized that you overdosed not later than 2 hours after the pill intake, induce vomiting and take sorbents (for example, activated carbon) or osmotic laxatives. You should also lie down and seek medical assistance if the symptoms do not go away.
Is it better to the buy brand drug or generic?
Since there is no difference between the medications’ effect and composition, there is no point of buying the more expensive brand drug. Generics are approved and promoted by the World Health Organization as equally effective replacements for the brand medications. They were initially aimed to provide people from developing countries with the same level of treatment as in the developed world yet with the overpriced drugs in the U.S., many people opt for generics rather than brand drugs even living in the developed country.
Where to buy Flomax (Tamsulosin)?
The medication is sold with a prescription only in the U.S. as the majority of medications. It is not because the drug is dangerous but rather because the FDA strives to control every medication and make people go to their doctors to pay money for the visits to get the drugs they need. If you don’t want to overpay for the drug, you should order Tamsulosin from our online pharmacy. Our office and facilities are located outside the U.S., in the country where the drug is not overpriced and sold over-the-counter. We set adequate prices for the drugs we sell and guarantee their quality. You can look for the customers’ reviews left for our products and services on our website and other web resources before making the purchase. You can also contact our pharmacists and get all information that you need before you make an order.
Generic Tamsulosin shipping by Rxshop
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