Tamsulosin

Also known as: Tamsulosin hydrochloride

Active ingredient description

Tamsulosin binds selectively and competitively to post-synaptic α1-adrenoreceptors, prevailingly their subtypes designated α1A and α1D. Thus relaxation of smooth muscles of the prostate and urethra is achieved, which leads to a reduction of tonus and an improvement of the urinary flow.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Tamsulosin
G Genito urinary system and sex hormones → G04 Urologicals → G04C Drugs used in benign prostatic hypertrophy → G04CA Alpha-adrenoreceptor antagonists
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Medicines

Tamsulosin is the active ingredient of these drugs:

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Tamsulosin is also found within below combination drugs:

ADATAM DUO , ADUZIN , AGLANDIN , BIDUTAM , COMBODART , DINAPLEX , DOUBLUTS , DUITAM , DUODART , DUOTIX , DUPROST , DUTAGLANDIN COMP. , DUTAM , DUTAMSIN , DUTAMSOL , DUTAMSUL , DUTAPROSTAM , DUTATEV , DUTROZEN , FINDARTS DUO , ILMAGO , JALYN , LANDULOSIN , MARUMAX , NEOMYX , TADUMIX , TAMDURO , TWINPROS , UNISOL , URIZIA , VESOMNI , VOLUTSA

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK
Structured Product Labeling (SPL/PLR)
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Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

11SV1951MR - TAMSULOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE

G3P28OML5I - TAMSULOSIN

CAS registry number

106133-20-4 - tamsulosin

SNOMED-CT

372509005 - Tamsulosin (substance)