Get a tamsulosin (Flomax) prescription online.
Are you looking to get tamsulosin (Flomax) online and don’t want to see your doctor in person? You can get your medication prescribed online in minutes and delivered straight to your door. Please note that medications are prescribed at the doctor's discretion.
How to get tamsulosin (Flomax) online in Canada with Maple.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is tamsulosin (Flomax) and how does it work?
Tamsulosin is a medication known as an ‘alpha blocker’, which specifically affects muscles in the prostate and bladder.
A tamsulosin prescription works by affecting the alpha-1A and alpha-1B adrenoceptors, which causes the smooth muscle in the prostate, as well as the muscles in the bladder neck to relax.
This allows for better, more consistent urinary flow.
What are the uses for tamsulosin (Flomax)?
Most frequently, a Flomax prescription is given to men who’re experiencing benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH (an enlarged prostate gland).
Although this medication doesn’t shrink the prostate, it does help with certain symptoms of BPH. These include a frequent need to urinate, a weak stream while urinating or alleviating the feeling of being unable to completely drain your bladder.
How do you use tamsulosin (Flomax)?
If you’ve been given a tamsulosin prescription online, it’ll only be available as a capsule, to be taken orally.
Dosage and frequency of use will depend on your needs and the recommendations of your doctor. It’s typically taken once per day, within 30 minutes of eating a meal.
A tamsulosin prescription should be taken at the same time every day to get the most benefit from it. It’ll be most effective if taken regularly and could take up to 4 weeks before you see an improvement in your symptoms.
What are the side effects and risks of tamsulosin (Flomax)?
Common side effects from taking a Flomax prescription include:
- Abnormal ejaculation
- Runny nose or sneezing
- Back pain
- Body aches or pain
- Tender or swollen glands in the neck
- Difficulty swallowing
- Voice changes
- Decreased sexual drive
These side effects are normal and aren’t a cause for alarm.
As well, tamsulosin can cause a drop in blood pressure, resulting in dizziness or feeling faint. This is especially common when first starting your prescription.
You should check with your doctor immediately if you begin to experience:
- Cough or hoarseness
- Severe lower back or side pain
- Painful or difficult urination
- Pripism (persistent erection, which requires immediate medical attention)
These symptoms could mean you’re having an adverse reaction to the medication. Your doctor will give you further direction on whether you should continue taking your tamsulosin prescription.
Who should not take tamsulosin (Flomax)?
Even if you’ve been given a Flomax prescription online, before starting this medication you should tell your doctor if you’ve ever experienced:
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- A personal or family history of prostate cancer
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
- An allergy to sulfa drugs
These previous issues could increase your risk of experiencing negative side effects.
Tamsulosin could affect your pupils during cataract surgery. Talk to your surgeon ahead of time to see what they would recommend.
This medication shouldn’t be taken by women or men under the age of 18.
If you have any questions about the medication, you can speak to a doctor on Maple by registering for an account.