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Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Capsule, 0.4 mg Rx

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Product Description

Tamsulosin hydrochloride is an alpha1 adrenoceptor antagonist used to treat the symptoms and signs of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It may also be prescribed to facilitate passage of ureteroliths and nephroliths, and to treat detrusor-urethral dyssynergia or urinary obstruction.

What is Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Capsule, 0.4 mg?

Tamsulosin hydrochloride capsules are an alpha1 adrenoceptor antagonist indicated for treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Could also be potentially useful to facilitate passage of nephroliths and ureteroliths, and for treating functional urinary obstruction, or detrusor-urethral dyssynergia

Who is Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Capsule, 0.4 mg for?

Originally prescribed for humans, this drug has benefits for dogs or other animals (as determined by your veterinarian).

Why use Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Capsule, 0.4 mg?

Features of Tamsulosin Hydrochloride:
  • May be used to treat the symptoms and signs of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH or prostatic enlargement)
  • May be useful in facilitating passage of ureteroliths and nephroliths
  • Could be an effective treatment for detrusor-urethral dyssynergia (DESD) or functional urinary obstruction (UO)

How does Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Capsule, 0.4 mg work?

Tamsulosin Hydrochloride makes urinating easier by relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate. It is an alpha-blocker.


Zydus Pharmaceuticals or other generic brand

Active ingredient(s):

Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 0.4 mg

How is Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Capsule, 0.4 mg sold?

Sold per capsule.

What are the side effects of Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Capsule, 0.4 mg?

Tamsulosin Hydrochloride can cause temporary infertility in dogs due to reactions such as a temporary reduction in ejaculate volume.

Higher dosages could result in hypotension.

If any symptoms of toxicity are observed, discontinue use and inform your pet's veterinarian. These symptoms include:
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Ataxia (impaired coordination)
  • Tremors
  • Excessive lacrimation (tears)
  • Eye redness
  • Excessive salivation

What special precautions are there?

  • Keep out of reach of animals and children.
  • Not recommended for use in animals with hypersensitivity to tamsulosin hydrochloride.
  • Sustained-release pellets in capsules should not be crushed. Rapid oral consumption can cause hypotension.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital in case of overdose.

How can I store Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Capsule, 0.4 mg?

Store at room temperature: 68° to 77°F (20° to 25°C)

Helpful Tips:

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.


  • Use as directed by your Veterinarian
  • To increase bioavailability - give to your pet on an empty stomach
  • Do not crush
  • Do not allow animal to chew beads found inside capsule
  • May take 3 days of dosing for maximum effectiveness

Main Ingredients

Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 0.4 mg

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