Flomax, or tamsulosin, is used to treat the symptoms of a condition known as benign prostatic hypertrophy. In men over 65 years of age the prostate frequently grows overly large without being cancerous, a condition which is not life-threatening, but which can narrow the urethra, the tube descending from the urinary bladder. This makes it difficult for patients to urinate. Flomax relaxes muscles in the urethra and prostate, facilitating urination.

It is sometimes prescribed to facilitate the passing of painful kidney stones. 

Dose–Flomax is taken by mouth in 0.4 mg capsules once daily at hour of sleep, because it commonly causes lightheadedness or drowsiness.

Side effects–

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Weakness
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Back pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia
  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Lowered libido
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough

What Does Flomax Cost

Generic Flomax 30 capsules, strength 0.4 mg starts at around $5 USD with coupon.

How to Get a Flomax Prescription

Flomax (tamsulosin) is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can treat prostate issues (BPH) remotely through telemedicine and prescribe Flomax online.