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Flowmax is a common misspelling of Flomax (tamsulosin).

What is Flomax (Flowmax)?

Flomax (Flowmax) is used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH).

Flomax (Flowmax) is an alpha-blocker. It works by relaxing muscles in the prostate and bladder, which helps to improve urine flow and reduce symptoms of BPH.

The prostate gland surrounds the urethra (the duct that drains the bladder). If the gland becomes enlarged, it can squeeze the urethra, interfering with the flow of urine. This can cause difficulty in starting urination, a weak flow of urine, and the need to urinate urgently or more frequently. Flomax (Flowmax) doesn't shrink the prostate. Instead, it relaxes the muscle around it, freeing the flow of urine and decreasing urinary symptoms.

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