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Revised: 2/2014

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
TAMSULOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE OD TABLETS 0.1mg "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Tamsulosin hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter 7.5mm, thickness 3.2mm
 Print on wrapping:
Tw525, タムスロシン塩酸塩OD, 0.1mg, 口腔内崩壊錠

Effects of this medicine

This medicine reduces urethral pressure by its blocking activity on α1 receptors in the urethra and prostate, thus improving impaired urination associated with prostatic hyperplasia.
It is usually used for the treatment of impaired urination associated with prostatic hyperplasia.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines. If you have: postural hypotension, liver dysfunction or renal dysfunction.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (0.2mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once daily after a meal. The dose may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Take it without chewing as the medicine is a slow-release tablet.
  • This medicine is orally disintegrating tablet. Take this medicine in either of the following ways:
    (1) Take this medicine with water or warm water as you do an ordinary tablet.
    (2) Moisten the tablet with saliva on your tongue and crush it lightly with your tongue, then swallow it with saliva. However, never take the tablet without water when you are in a lying position.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule from the following day. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • The medicine may cause dizziness. Pay close attention if you work at heights, drive a car or are involved in dangerous activities.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include dizziness, stomach discomfort, itching, rash, urticaria and erythema multiform. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • fainting, decreased consciousness [syncope, unconsciousness]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes [hepatic function disorder, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of infants and children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and humidity.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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