Tamsulosin Oral Capsule 0.4Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
show timeout overlay link

Your Session Is About to Expire

This online session is about to expire due to inactivity. Click Continue to return to page.

  • Weekly Ad

Tamsulosin: Oral capsule (0.4mg)

Also see:
  • Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Find other class related drugs
  • Find additional patient usage statistics

Visit Drug Summary Page
Drug Image file DrugItem_20566.JPG
Tamsulosin 0.4mg Cap
Citron Pharma LLC
Pill Identification: D 53 
Drug Image file DrugItem_13682.JPG
Tamsulosin 0.4mg Cap
Actavis US
Pill Identification: TSL 0.4 
Drug Image file DrugItem_12929.JPG
Tamsulosin 0.4mg Cap
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: ZA-18 0.4 mg 
Drug Image file DrugItem_18425.JPG
Tamsulosin 0.4mg Cap
Sandoz Inc. a Novartis Company
Pill Identification: TML 0.4 TML 0.4 
Drug Image file DrugItem_16568.JPG
Tamsulosin 0.4mg Cap
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: 160 160 

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 Brand Name Drugs : Flomax: Oral capsule (0.4mg)
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Tamsulosin: Oral capsule(0.4mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information
Select a Medication

Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 0.4mg Capsule

NDC: 572370014
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved





Storage Information
Protect from moisture
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 0.4mg Capsule
Drug Image file DrugItem_20566.JPG
Citron Pharma LLC
Pill Identification: D 53 
Shape: capsule
Color: green,orange
Daily Life Interactions for Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 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
Grapefruit juice and Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 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.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 0.4mg Capsule(Tamsulosin Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Tamsulosin Hydrochloride(Tamsulosin Hydrochloride)
Use caution when combining tamsulosin with alcohol-containing beverages. Alcohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of tamsulosin, which may lower the blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid or limit alcohol-containing beverages while taking tamsulosin. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which 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.


Learning More About
Visit the Drug Summary page where you can:
  • Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Find other class related drugs
  • Find additional patient usage statistics
Learn More
Patient Experiences with Tamsulosin

We want to help you stay educated about the medications you are taking. View other
patient's observations and share your own.

Be sure to consult your health care provider before taking any medications. Other
patient's comments should not be considered medical advice or health care provider
recommendations.