Medication is one of the treatment options for patients diagnosed with benign prostatic hypertension (BPH) and tamsulosin is one of the drugs used. In this video, the mechanism of action of tamsulosin is explained. An oral drug, tamsulosin is used for the treatment of difficulty in urinating, one of the symptoms related to BPH.
Tamsulosin has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and it is commercialized under the brand name Flomax. It works by blocking the effects of adrenalin, a chemical released by the alpha adrenergic nerves that provoke a tightening of the muscle cells, which causes difficulties in urinating and retention of urine in the bladder. By making the muscles relax, tamsulosin decreases the obstruction of the urine flow and improves BPH patients’ symptoms.
This video was shared on the YouTube channel Hyperfocal 3D, Pharma animations and videos. Please note the video is from 2012, and there may be some issues discussed which could now be outdated. However, tamsulosin continues to be used in BPH patients and the content shares general information that’s important to know and understand in order to deal with BPH better.
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