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Tamsulosin hydrochloride tablets 0.1 mg for impaired urination, prostatic hyperplasia and kidney stones (Tamdura)
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General information on Japanese Tamsulosin hydrochloride tablets 0.1 mg for impaired urination, prostatic hyperplasia and kidney stones (Tamdura)
Package details: 140 tablets
Manufacturer: Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Japan
Active ingredients: tamsulosin hydrochloride (chemical formula C20H29ClN2O5S)
Medical effect: Tamsulosin hydrochloride are effective for the treatment of prostatic hyperplasia and impaired urination caused by it, and also can be used for the treatment of kidney stones.
Contraindications and precautions: pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult with their doctor before use, carefully calculating potential risks and benefits.
As this medicine may cause sleepiness, the patient should take care when working at heights, operating dangerous machinery, or driving a car.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop taking the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication or receiving any other treatment, you have to consult with your doctor before use.
Dosage and administration
For impaired urination associated with prostatic hyperplasia: for adults, take 2 tablets (0.2mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once daily after a meal. The doctor in charge may adjust the dose according to patient’s age and symptoms.
For other indications: the dose and frequency should be prescribed by the consulting doctor.
Do not chew as it is a sustained-release preparation. Swallow the medicine with water or lukewarm water
This medicine may be taken without water. If so, moisten it with saliva on the tongue, then lightly squash with the tongue, and swallow with saliva. However, do not take it without water while in lying position.
How effective are Tamsulosin hydrochloride tablets 0.1 mg from Japan for impaired urination, prostatic hyperplasia and kidney stones (Tamdura)?
Tamsulosin hydrochloride is a selective α1 receptor antagonist. It works by blocking activity on α1 receptors in the urethra and prostate and relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the bladder. This medicine provides the following effects:
- Tamsulosin hydrochloride tablets relieve the difficulty in beginning the flow of urine,
- Help to treat the weak stream,
- Reduce the need to urinate often or urgently (including during the middle of the night),
- Promote the recovery after removing the catheter and prevent re-catheterization.
However, this medicine does not shrink the enlarged prostate and is not recommended for prevention of prostate cancer.
Who should use Tamsulosin hydrochloride tablets 0.1 mg from Japan?
Tamsulosin hydrochloride tablets are used for the treatment of various urination problems caused by the prostatic hyperplasia. Also, this medicine helps to expulse kidney stones, to shorten the expulsion time and to decrease pain intensity. Studies showed that tamsulosin is particularly beneficial without lithotripsy for ureteral stones 5 to 10 mm and post-lithotripsy for renal or ureteral stones of more than 10 mm (R. R. Kolski, W. H. Zufall. “Efficacy and Safety of Alpha-Blockers for Kidney Stones in Adults”. Journal of Pharmacy Technology, 2018, 34(2): 54–61).