What is Urimax (Flomax)?
Urimax is an alpha-blocker that is used to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).
Urimax is not approved for use in women or children.
Urimax may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Urimax and Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit may interact with this drug, so it's a good idea to avoid drinking grapefruit while taking this drug.
Can Urimax cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Urimax. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
Urimax side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Urimax: hives, rash, itching; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer; or
severe skin reaction - fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common Urimax side effects may include:
low blood pressure;
dizziness, drowsiness, weakness;
headache, chest pain;
abnormal ejaculation, decreased amount of semen;
fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
runny or stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat, cough;
sleep problems (insomnia); or
decreased interest in sex.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Which drugs or supplements interact with Flomax (Urimax)?
The elimination of Flomax from the body may be reduced by:
Reduced elimination may lead to increased side effects of Flomax. PDE-5 inhibitors (for example, vardenafil , Adcirca, sildenafil , tadalafil ) add to the blood pressure lowering effects of Flomax and may result in severe blood pressure reduction.
What other drugs will affect Urimax?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with, especially:
blood pressure medicine.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with Urimax, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
What Is Flomax
Flomax (Urimax hydrochloride) is an alpha-blocker used to treat the symptoms of a prostate gland condition called BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Flomax is available as a generic drug.