Capsules: 0.4 milligrams.
Flomax is prescribed to treat men who are having problems urinating because of BPH.
Flomax is prescribed to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate--a condition technically known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. The walnut-sized prostate gland surrounds the urethra (the duct that drains the bladder). If the gland becomes enlarged, it can squeeze the urethra, interfering with the flow of urine. This can cause difficulty in starting urination, a weak flow of urine, and the need to urinate urgently or more frequently. Flomax doesn't shrink the prostate. Instead, it relaxes the muscle around it, freeing the flow of urine and decreasing urinary symptoms.
Flomax should be taken once daily after a meal. When
taken on an empty stomach, more of the medication is absorbed. This could
cause a greater effect and potentially a drop in blood pressure.
The recommended starting dose of Flomax is 1 capsule (0.4 mg) daily, half an hour following the same meal each day. Your doctor may increase the dose to 2 capsules (0.8 mg) once a day if needed.
Flomax is generally well tolerated.
Occasionally, Flomax can cause a drop in blood pressure, rarely
resulting in dizziness or fainting.
Other reported side effects include:
- Nasal congestion;
Flomax side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Sore Throat;
- Sinus Problems;
- Runny Nose;
- Chest Pain;
- Back Pain;
- Abnormal Ejaculation;