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Alpha-Blocker (4/5): Tamsulosin

Review Literatur: (Chapple, 2004).

General Pharmacology of Tamsulosin

Please see section general pharmacology of alpha-blocker.

Mechanism of Action of Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin is a selective alpha1A-blocker with a long elimination half-life.

Indications for Tamsulosin

Pharmacokinetics of Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin: Mechanism of Action

Postsynaptic alpha1A-blockade leads to:

General Side Effects of Alpha-Blocker

Contraindications of Tamsulosin

Urological Contraindications:

Conservative treatment of BPH is not indicated, if surgical treatment is imperative: chronic urinary retention with renal failure, recurrent hematuria due to prostatic enlargement, recurrent infections and bladder stones.

Cardiac Contraindications:

Hypotension, mechanical heart failure (valvular, pulmonary embolism, pericarditis), congestive heart failure.

Other contraindications:

Tamsulosin should be paused perioperatively for cataract surgery to prevent an intraoperative floppy iris syndrome.

Dosage of Tamsulosin

0.4 mg 1–0–0

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Chapple 2004 CHAPPLE, C. R.:
Pharmacological therapy of benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms: an overview for the practising clinician.
In: BJU Int
94 (2004), Nr. 5, S. 738–44

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