Side Effects of Tamsulosin

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with tamsulosin. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects include:
  • Abnormal ejaculation (see Flomax Sexual Side Effects for more information)
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Dizziness
  • Infections, including the cold or flu.
(Click Tamsulosin Side Effects to learn more, including serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider. You can also read about other possible side effects in the following eMedTV articles:

Drug Interactions

Tamsulosin can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Drug Interactions With Tamsulosin for more information).

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking tamsulosin if you have any allergies (especially a sulfa allergy), including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you currently take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Tamsulosin for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)
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