Tamsulosin 400mcg Modified-Release Capsules

Tamsulosin 400mcg Modified-Release Capsules

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Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: N/A

  • Pregnancy: N/A

    Breastfeeding: N/A

Tamsulosin capsules provide a reliable treatment for a number of male urinary problems. The active ingredient, Tamsulosin hydrochloride, makes it easier to urinate by relaxing the prostate. Tamsulosin is a daily treatment which will reach its full effect within 7-14 days.

As men age, the prostate gland may increase in size, putting pressure on the surrounding parts of the urinary system. This can lead to several urinary problems, including weak flow, dribbling and frequent night-time urination. Tamsulosin relaxes the prostate by blocking alpha receptors located in the muscles of the organ. This reduces pressure on the bladder, leading to healthy urination.

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Non-Medicinal Alternatives for Urinary Retention

  • Good Urination habits- can play a very important role in maintaining normal bladder function. On average people tend to urinate between four to six times a day. Holding in your urine frequently for prolonged periods of time can cause the muscles in the bladder to weaken which causes them to overstretch. This may not cause an immediate problem however over time this will lead to urination problems.

  • Exercising the pelvic floor muscles will help strengthen the muscles responsible for holding the bladder in place. Doing this exercise will prevent urinary retention, but only where the cause is a mild descended bladder. 
*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Swallow this capsule whole with a sip of water, 30 minutes following a meal. Do not crush or chew this medicine. Tamsulosin should be taken daily, at a similar time every day.

If you forget to take a capsule, have it as soon as you remember to do so. However, if it is nearly time for your next capsule, skip the dose that you missed. Never double your dose to make up for a capsule that you missed. If you miss several consecutive doses, talk to your GP before continuing treatment.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Tamsulosin, however if you do they may include:

Dizziness, weakness, reduced semen in ejaculate

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredient contained in Tamsulosin is:

Tamsulosin hydrochloride

Tamsulosin also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Microcrystalline cellulose, methacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer, polysorbate, sodium laurilsulfate, triacetin, calcium stearate, talc, gelatin, indigotin (E132), titanium dioxide (E171), yellow and red iron oxide (E172), shellac, propylene glycol, black iron oxide (E172).

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Tamsulosin should only by used by men between the ages of 45 and 75.

Tamsulosin is unsuitable for you if you suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • An allergy to any of the ingredients of this medicine
  • Low blood pressure
  • Heart problems
  • Impaired kidney or liver function
  • Urinary tract infection causing fever
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Unexplained clouded or blurred vision
  • Pain when urinating

You will likely be advised not to take Tamsolosin if you have recently undergone prostate surgery, or if you are planning to undergo eye surgery. Talk to your eye doctor if you plan on having an operation for glaucoma or cataracts - they may modify your operation.

Take care while taking Tamsulosin, as it may impair your thinking or reaction time.

Tamsulosin may interact with the following medicines:

  • Hypertension medicines (e.g. verapamil, diltiazem)
  • HIV medicines (e.g. ritonavir, indinavir)
  • Certain antibiotics (e.g. erythromycin)
  • Antifungal medicines (e.g. itraconazole, ketoconazole)
  • Other alpha-blocker medicines (e.g. doxazosin, prazosin)

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

REMOTE AREAS

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Tamsulosin?

    Tamsulosin capsules are a prescription treatment for male urinary problems. These symptoms can be the result of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This occurs when the prostate gland increases in size. This is fairly normal in older men, and is not cancerous.

  • How does Tamsulosin work?

    Tamsulosin is known as an alpha-adrenergic blocker. It relaxes the prostate by blocking alpha receptors located in the muscles of the organ. This reduces pressure on the bladder, leading to healthy urination.

  • How do I take Tamsulosin?

    Take one 0.4 mg capsule at the same time each day, 30 minutes after a meal.

  • How long will it take for my symptoms to improve?

    You should begin to notice a healthier stream of urine within one week of beginning this treatment. If your symptoms do not improve within two weeks, consult your GP. They may modify your prescription.

  • What should I do if I forget a dose?

    If you forget to take a capsule, have it as soon as you remember to do so. However, if it is nearly time for your next capsule, skip the dose that you missed. Never double your dose to make up for a capsule that you missed. If you miss several consecutive doses, talk to your GP before continuing treatment.

  • What should I do if I exceed my prescribed dose?

    If you exceed your prescription, you may be at risk of dangerous side effects such as a sudden drop in blood pressure. Seek medical attention immediately, either by calling a poison control centre or going to A&E.

  • What precautions should I take when using Tamsulosin?

    Side effects of Tamsulosin include drowsiness and weakness. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how this medicine affects you. Always stand up slowly, as you may feel dizzy and fall. Alcohol can add to this side effect.

  • Which medicines interact with Tamsulosin?

    The following medicines may increase the level of Tamsulosin in the body, making you more susceptible to side effects:

    • Acid-blocking medicines (e.g. cimetidine)
    • Certain antibiotics (e.g. erythromycin)
    • SSRI antidepressants (e.g. paroxetine)
    • Antifungal medicines (e.g. ketoconazole)

    The following medicines may interact with Tamsulosin to cause a drop in blood pressure:

    • Erectile dysfunction medicines (e.g. sildenafil, tadalafil)
    • Alpha-blockers (e.g. prazosin, doxazosin)
    • Other BPH medicines (e.g. alfuzosin)

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