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Flomax Relief MR

image Flomax Relief MR

Flomax Relief MR is an over-the-counter, once-daily treatment for the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men between 45 - 75 years.

Previously only available on prescription, Flomax Relief MR is the UK's most widely prescribed treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is a well-established and generally well-tolerated medicine, with few drug interactions and a few, generally mild side-effects.

Once taking Flomax Relief MR, many men start to feel the benefits within 7 - 14 days, although it might take longer to achieve optimal benefit.

Please note that if you have already purchased a 6 week supply of Flomax Relief MR you will need to seek confirmation from your GP that is is safe to continue taking the medication for your symptoms. Please make a note in the pharmacy questions at the time of ordering if your GP has deemed it safe to continue treatment.

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Flomax Relief MR Prostate Products

  • Flomax Relief MR 14 capsules

    Flomax Relief MR 14 capsules

    If you are suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms, please firstly check if you are suitable for treatment with Flomax Relief here. Please note that checking your suitability at this stage is only defined by general guidelines. You must complete a further questionnaire once you have added this product to your basket, which will be assessed by our pharmacist to determine your suitability for this treatment. Therefore, please be advised that our pharmacist reserves the right to refuse dispensation of this medicine (upon review of the medical information provided) to any person whom he may deem unsuitable for the treatment.

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) FAQs

Flomax Relief MR Information

What Is The Active Ingredient In Flomax Relief MR And How Does It Work?

Each Flomax Relief capsule contains the active ingredient tamsulosin hydrochloride 0.4mg, which is the same dose as in the prescription. It is an alpha-adrenoceptor antagonist, also called an alpha-blocker. The drug works by relaxing the muscles surrounding the urethra, which allows a more normal urinary flow.

When Should I Take Flomax Relief MR?

You should take one capsule of Flomax Relief a day. Tamsulosin is absorbed from the intestine and its absorption is reduced by a recent meal. Therefore, to maintain constant plasma levels, you should take your daily dose of Flomax after the same meal each day.

Are There Any Side-Effects Associated With Flomax Relief MR?

Adverse Effects include:
  • Common: dizziness.
  • Uncommon: headache, palpitations, postural hypotension, rhinitis, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, rash, pruritus, urticaria, abnormal ejaculation, asthenia.
  • Rare: syncope, angioedema.
  • Very rare: priapism. Drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth or oedema can occur. IFIS (intraoperative floppy iris syndrome) has occurred in some patients during cataract surgery.

Where Can I Find Out More Information About Flomax Relief MR?

Flomax Relief MR Suitability

Is Flomax Relief MR Suitable For Me?

The general inclusion criteria for treatment with Flomax Relief MR is as follows:
  • You are male and aged between 45 - 75 years.
  • You are suffering from bothersome urinary symptoms which are having an impact on your quality of life.
  • Your symptoms have been present for at least 3 months.
  • You have not reported any symptoms that could indicate a serious underlying condition ("red flags - see below").
  • No contraindications to tamsulosin (see below).
  • You are not currently receiving prescription medicine for BPH (see below).
Red Flags (urgent medical referral)
•Pain on urination
•Fever (unexplained fever could
indicate UTI)
•Bloody or cloudy urine in last
3 months (could indicate
possible UTI; also
associated with bladder cancer)
•Urinary incontinence (could
indicate chronic outflow
obstruction of the bladder)
Contraindications to supply
of Tamsulosin
•Prostate surgery undertaken
•Unstable/undiagnosed diabetes
e.g. characterised by
excessive thirst/tiredness
•Problems with liver,
kidneys or heart
•Fainting, dizziness or
weakness when standing up
(postural hypotension)
•Eye operation for
cataract planned
•Recently experienced blurred
or cloudy vision (not been
examined by GP/optician)
•Allergy or bad reaction
to Tamsulosin
Concomitant Therapies
•Prescribed treatment
for BPH (including
prescribed tamsulosin)