Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Menu

Tamsulosin

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Alpha 1 blocker Harnal

Tamsulosin - Dosage and How to Use

How should Tamsulosin be used?

  • ​Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
  • You may take this medication with or without food.
  • Do not crush or chew the tablet as this can affect the release of medication into your body.
  • The first tablet of a new dose should be taken at bedtime, and subsequently at the same time each day.

For patients taking the combination medication called Duodart which contains Tamsulosin and Dutasteride;

  • This medication should be swallowed whole, do not crush, chew or open the capsule as direct contact with the contents of the capsules may make your mouth or throat sore.
  • This medication should not be touched or handled by pregnant women or women who are of childbearing age. The active ingredient of the medication can be absorbed through the skin, thus women should always use extra caution when they are handling the capsule. If the woman accidentally touches a leaking capsule, she should wash the affected area immediately with soap and water as the medication may affect the fetal development negatively.  

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Tamsulosin - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

    Find Your Medicines