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Flomax vs. Cialis

Are Flomax and Cialis the Same Thing?

Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) and Cialis (tadalafil) are used to treat the symptoms of a prostate gland condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland) and Cialis is also used for treating impotence (erectile dysfunction, or ED).

Flomax and Cialis belong to different drug classes. Flomax is an alpha-blocker and Cialis is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Flomax?

Common side effects of Flomax include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Cialis?

Common side effects of Cialis include:

What is Flomax?

Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) is an alpha-blocker used to treat the symptoms of a prostate gland condition called BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

What is Cialis?

Cialis is a prescription medicine taken by mouth for the treatment of:

  • men with erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • men with symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • men with both ED and BPH

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What Drugs Interact With Flomax?

Flomax may interact with conivaptan, imatinib, isoniazid, antibiotics, antidepressants, antifungals, heart or blood pressure medications, or HIV/AIDS medicines.

Flomax may also interact with cimetidine, cyclosporine, methimazole, pioglitazone, ropinirole, ticlopidine, warfarin, anti-malaria medications, erectile dysfunction medicines, heart rhythm medications, or medicines to treat psychiatric disorders.

What Drugs Interact With Cialis?

Do not take Cialis if you:

  • take any medicines called "nitrates".
  • use recreational drugs called "poppers" like amyl nitrite and butyl nitrite.
  • take any medicines called guanylate cyclase stimulators, such as riociguat.
  • are allergic to Cialis or Adcirca, or any of its ingredients.

Call your healthcare provider or get help right away if you have any of the symptoms of an allergic reaction listed above.

How Should Flomax Be Taken?

Flomax capsules 0.4 mg once daily is recommended as the dose for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of BPH and dosing should be taken by mouth, usually once daily.

  • Take the first dose at bedtime to minimize the chances of getting dizzy or fainting.
  • After the first dose, take your regularly scheduled dose 30 minutes after the same meal each day.
  • Drug interaction and warnings include that Flomax capsules should not be used in combination with other alpha andrenergic blocking agents.
  • It should not be used in combination with strong inhibitors of CYP3A4 (e.g., ketoconazole).

Flomax capsules 0.4 mg once daily is recommended as the dose for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of BPH and dosing should be taken by mouth, usually once daily.

  • Take the first dose at bedtime to minimize the chances of getting dizzy or fainting.
  • After the first dose, take your regularly scheduled dose 30 minutes after the same meal each day.
  • Drug interaction and warnings include that Flomax capsules should not be used in combination with other alpha andrenergic blocking agents.
  • It should not be used in combination with strong inhibitors of CYP3A4 (e.g., ketoconazole).

How Should Cialis Be Taken?

Take Cialis exactly as your healthcare provider prescribes it. Your healthcare provider will prescribe the dose that is right for you.

Some men can only take a low dose of Cialis or may have to take it less often, because of medical conditions or medicines they take.

Do not change your dose or the way you take Cialis without talking to your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider may lower or raise your dose, depending on how your body reacts to Cialis and your health condition.

Cialis may be taken with or without meals.

If you take too much Cialis, call your healthcare provider or emergency room right away.

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References

Cialis Prescribing Information.
http://uspl.lilly.com/cialis/cialis.html#ppi
Cialis Prescribing Information.
https://www.cialis.com/
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