Omnic is a medicine used to treat urinary problems and contains the active ingredient tamsulosin, which relaxes the muscles in the prostate and reduces contraction of the smooth muscles in the prostate and urethra. This allows urine to flow freely through the urethra, reducing the constant need to pass urine.
What is Omnic used for?
Omnic is used to treat lower urinary tract symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The prostate gland, which is found only in men, lies at the top of the tube connecting the bladder to the outside (the urethra). Common symptoms of BPH include a frequent sensation of having to urinate, dribbling after urination and urinary hesitancy or retention (weak urinary stream).
How to use Omnic
One Omnic tamsulosin capsule should be taken once a day at the same time, preferably after breakfast. The capsule should be swallowed whole with a glass of water and not crushed or chewed. Always follow your doctor’s or pharmacist’s instructions on the use of Omnic. See the package leaflet for more information on the use of this medicine. Omnic tamsulosin is not suitable for children under the age of 18.
Take one capsule a day, preferably after breakfast or the first meal of the day. If you have forgotten to take a dose, you may take it as soon as you remember that day. If you forget for a whole day, leave out the missed dose and take your next dose as usual when it is due – do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten one.
As with all medicines, Omnic tamsulosin may cause side effects, although by no means everybody will encounter them. Common side effects include dizziness, headaches and abnormal ejaculation – semen is released into the urethra, but instead of travelling out the tip of the penis, it is pushed backwards into the bladder. This is no cause for concern. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.
When not to use Omnic
Omnic should not be used if you are hypersensitive or allergic to the active ingredient tamsulosin or any other ingredient in this medicine, or if you have a serious liver condition. See the package leaflet for a full list of side effects.
Driving ability / alcohol
Omnic tamsulosin does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, this medicine may cause dizziness, so caution is advised.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Omnic as that may intensify any side effects.