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Too Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure, Doctors Warn

Posted 7 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 – A group of family physicians warns that too many Americans struggle with high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack and heart failure, said Dr. John Meigs Jr., president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Since February is National Heart Month, now is a good time for people to get their blood pressure under control ...

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

Posted 29 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 – Kidney stones can quickly cause extreme pain, and passing the stones is the immediate goal for patients. Now, a new study finds that the drug tamsulosin (Flomax) can boost the passage of large kidney stones, but not small ones. "Small stones usually pass on their own, so it's not too surprising that drug therapy did not help in this study," said Dr. Warren Bromberg, ...

FDA OKs Impotence Drug Cialis to Treat Enlarged Prostate

Posted 7 Oct 2011 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 6 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced late Thursday that it had approved using the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis as a treatment for enlarged prostate. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, enlarged prostate – clinically known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – is a "common part of aging" for men. In fact, the NIH estimates that "more than ...

Accidental Medication Poisonings in Kids on the Rise

Posted 16 Sep 2011 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 16 – Despite ongoing prevention efforts, a growing number of young children are being accidentally poisoned with medications, according to new research. The study, which was based on data reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers between 2001 and 2008, found that medication poisoning among children aged 5 and under increased by 22 percent, although the number ...

Generic Flomax Approved for Enlarged Prostate

Posted 2 Mar 2010 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 2 – The first generic version of Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) capsules has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the medical term for an enlarged prostate. California-based IMPAX Laboratories will be producing the generic version, which will have the same prescribing information and safety warnings as the ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Flomax (tamsulosin HCl)

Posted 22 Nov 2005 by Drugs.com

[Posted 11/22/2005] Boehringer Ingelheim and FDA notified healthcare professionals of revisions to PRECAUTIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS sections of the prescribing information for Flomax, indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). A surgical condition termed Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS) has been observed during phacoemulsification ...

Study Reiterates Eye Risks Linked to Flomax

Posted 19 May 2009 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 19 – Men taking Flomax to treat an enlarged prostate face more than double the risk for serious complications should they need cataract surgery, a new Canadian study has found. It's not the first time that Flomax (tamsulosin) has been linked to cataract complications. A study in 2005 found that men taking Flomax or other alpha-blockers before cataract surgery had complications ...

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