Flomax Indication:

Used in the treatment of signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Flomax Mechanism Of Action:

Flomax is a selective antagonist at alpha-1A and alpha-1B-adrenoceptors in the prostate, prostatic capsule, prostatic urethra, and bladder neck. At least three discrete alpha1-adrenoceptor subtypes have been identified: alpha-1A, alpha-1B and alpha-1D; their distribution differs between human organs and tissue. Approximately 70% of the alpha1-receptors in human prostate are of the alpha-1A subtype. Blockage of these receptors causes relaxation of smooth muscles in the bladder neck and prostate.

Flomax Drug Interactions:

Not Available

Flomax Food Interactions:

Not Available

Flomax Generic Name:

Synonyms:

  • Not Available

Drug Type:

Small Molecule; Approved

Absorption:

Absorption of tamsulosin HCI from capsules 0.4 mg is essentially complete (>90%) following oral administration under fasting conditions.

Toxicity (Overdose):

LD50 = 650 mg/kg (in rats)

Protein Binding:

94%-99%

Biotransformation:

Tamsulosin HCI is extensively metabolized by cytochrome P450 enzymes in the liver, however, the pharmacokinetic profile of the metabolites in humans has not been established.

Half Life:

5-7 hours

Dosage Forms of Flomax:

Tablet, extended release Oral
Capsule, extended release Oral

Chemical IUPAC Name:

5-[(2R)-2-[2-(2-ethoxyphenoxy)ethylamino]propyl]-2-methoxybenzenesulfonamide

Organisms Affected:

Humans and other mammals

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