Last update Oct. 17, 2016

Tamsulosin

Likely Compatibility

Fairly safe. Mild or unlikely adverse effects. Compatible under certain circumstances. Follow-up recommended. Read Commentary.

It is an alpha-1-adrenergic blocking agent that is used for treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy and troubles with urine voiding as obstruction or lithiasis.

At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found.

Because of its pharmacokinetics (moderately high molecular weight and high protein-binding capacity) excretion into breast milk in significant amount is unlikely.

Alternatives

  • Oxybutynin (Fairly safe. Mild or unlikely adverse effects. Compatible under certain circumstances. Follow-up recommended. Read Commentary.)
  • Tolterodine Tartrate (Fairly safe. Mild or unlikely adverse effects. Compatible under certain circumstances. Follow-up recommended. Read Commentary.)

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

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Other names

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 90 %
Molecular weight 445 daltons
Protein Binding 99 %
VD 0.2 l/Kg
Tmax 6 hours
10 - 13 hours

References

  1. Tamsulosina. Ficha técnica. 2014 Full text (in our servers)
  2. BI. Tamsulosin. Drug Summary. 2014 Full text (in our servers)

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