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Tamsulosin

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    Oral
    Tamsulosin
    Flomaxtra 
     
    Preferred agent for urinary obstructive symptoms related to BPH
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Block α1-adrenoceptors, resulting in arteriolar smooth muscle relaxation and reduced peripheral resistance.
    • Pharmacology
    • Short acting. Safe for use in patients with impaired renal function.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
    • Renal colic
    • Contraindications
    • Renal artery stenosis (precipitates renal failure)
    • Pregnancy
    • Hyperkalaemia
    • Adverse Effects
    • Postural hypotension
    • Retrograde ejaculation (due to effect on prostate)
    • Monitoring
    • Electrolytes, urea and creatinine.
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