Tamsulosin is an Alpha-Blocker. Other alpha blockers, such as terazosin, cause the veins to relax, allowing blood to flow more easily.
Tamsulosin is a bit more selective and works more in the bladder and the prostate than on the viens. However, it can cause the viens to relax and therefore cause low blood pressure.
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