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Tamsulosin (active ingredient: tamsulosin) is a type of medicine called an alpha blocker. Tamsulosin works by blocking alpha receptors that are found in the muscle in the prostate gland. More information

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What is Tamsulosin?

Tamsulosin (active ingredient: tamsulosin) is a type of medicine called an alpha blocker. Tamsulosin works by blocking alpha receptors that are found in the muscle in the prostate gland. This action causes the muscle in the prostate to relax, which relieves pressure on the urethra and allows urine to flow freely past the prostate gland. This makes it easier to pass urine. To order Tamsulosin online, go to a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy. Tamsulosin is a prescription-only medicine that can be obtained through an online consultation. Once a prescription is issued, it is sent to one of our affiliated pharmacies for immediate shipment.

What is Tamsulosin used for?

Tamsulosin is used to relieve the urinary symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). The prostate is a gland found only in men. It often enlarges with advancing age, pressing on the urethra and obstructing the flow of urine from the bladder. This can cause various urinary symptoms, such as difficulty passing urine, dribbling of urine after urinating, and needing to pass urine more often or urgently. Tamsulosin relaxes the smooth muscle in the prostate and urethra. This makes it easier to pass urine and empty the bladder, which in turn, reduces the urinary symptoms.

How to use Tamsulosin

One Tamsulosin capsule should be taken once a day, preferably after breakfast. Swallow the capsule whole with plenty of liquid. If you have forgotten to take a dose, you may take the missed dose unless it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Never take a double dose to make up for the forgotten one.


Tamsulosin can be ordered online from our partner pharmacies. The doctor will recommend the dose for you depending on your symptoms. The generally recommended dose in adults is:

  • one 0.4 mg capsule, once a day.
This medicine is not suitable for children under the age of 18 years. Read the package leaflet before use.

Side effects

Tamsulosin may cause side effects, although most people don’t experience any. The side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine include:

  • Dizziness;
  • Abnormal ejaculation;
  • Headache;
  • Awareness of heartbeat (palpitations);
  • Runny nose, nasal congestion;
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms.
Consult a doctor if the side effects are persistent or severe. For further information on possible side effects, see the package leaflet.

When not to use Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:

  • You are allergic to tamsulosin any other ingredient in this medicine;
  • You have severe liver problems;
  • You have a history of drops in blood pressure that cause dizziness when getting up from sitting or lying down (postural hypotension).
Consult a doctor on the use of this medicine if you have an impaired renal function or other health problems, or if you are having eye surgery in the near future. Tamsulosin may interact with other medicines. Be sure to tell the doctor what other medicines you are taking during the online consultation.

Pregnancy/driving ability/alcohol

Tamsulosin is generally not given to women. In any event, pregnant or breastfeeding women should not use this medicine unless otherwise instructed by a doctor.

This medicine may cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine affects you and you are sure you can do so safely.

Alcohol may intensify side effects such as dizziness. Limit or stop drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.

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