Flomax Oral Capsule 0.4Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Flomax: Oral capsule (0.4mg)

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Flomax 0.4mg Cap
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: Flomax 0.4 mg BI 58 
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Flomax 0.4mg Cap
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: Flomax 0.4 mg BI 58 

What is this Medicine?

TAMSULOSIN (tam SOO loe sin) is used to treat enlargement of the prostate gland in men, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. It is not for use in women. It works by relaxing muscles in the prostate and bladder neck. This improves urine flow and reduces BPH symptoms.

Similar Generic Drugs : Tamsulosin: Oral capsule (0.4mg)
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Flomax: Oral capsule(0.4mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Flomax 0.4mg Capsule

NDC: 005970058
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Flomax 0.4mg Capsule
Drug Image file DrugItem_13400.JPG
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: Flomax 0.4 mg BI 58 
Shape: capsule
Color: green,orange
Drug Image file DrugItem_6655.JPG
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: Flomax 0.4 mg BI 58 
Shape: capsule
Color: green,orange

Reported Side Effects for Flomax 0.4mg Capsule

Priapism Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.2-0.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
0.2-0.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
0.2-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
0.6-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.4-2.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
2.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
2.2-3.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.6-3.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
3.0-4.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
3.4-4.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
4.0-4.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
4.3-6.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
5.1-5.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
7.0-8.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
7.8-8.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Ejaculation Dysfunction Incidence:
8.4-18.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
9.0-10.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
13.1-17.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
14.9-17.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
19.3-21.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Flomax 0.4mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Flomax 0.4mg Capsule(Tamsulosin Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Tamsulosin Hydrochloride)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Flomax 0.4mg Capsule(Tamsulosin Hydrochloride)
Grapefruit juice and Tamsulosin Hydrochloride(Tamsulosin Hydrochloride)
Grapefruit juice may increase the actions of Tamsulosin and potentially increase its side effects. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking tamsulosin, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, do not stand or sit up too quickly. You should also limit or avoid grapefruit juice while taking Tamsulosin. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness that does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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