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I'm on Tamsulosin for frequent night time urination. Searching for best time I've found two advice. one morning one evening. which is best?

tacol
tacol

Just been prescribed Tamsulosin.

For night time frequency.

Take a.m. or late p.m.?

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I take mine in the morning. I kept forgetting to take it when I tried taking it in the evening in an attempt to lessen the dizziness. This didn’t work anyway as it is a modified release formulation, so technically it does not matter what time of the day you take it - as long as it is the same time each day.

tacol
tacol in reply to ma57uk

Thanks. That is helpful.

ma57uk
ma57uk in reply to tacol

Hope it sorts out your symptoms too btw.

I take mine in the late morning about 11 30 as I don't eat breakfast I'm lucky no dizziness ect

I was told to take In the morning. Unfortunately I had a bad reaction to Tamsulosin, extreme dizzy spells, so had to stop taking. Still waiting the speak to someone about an alternative.

ma57uk
ma57uk in reply to GreenMac2

I was told the dizziness would be temporary, a couple of days at the most. It isn’t.

I find I get better results taking tamsulosin in the early evening. I tried it in the morning for a few weeks after my brachytherapy, but that wasn't working for me. Now I take one tablet around 6:30 pm and I only get up once in the night. Good luck!

tacol
tacol in reply to Courgetter

Thanks Courgetter. I'll try that.

nibiru
nibiru in reply to Courgetter

i take mine at 8pm at night..but i need help in getting off of it..need whollistic help..no surgery.no chemo ..whollistic approach. thanks..

ma57uk
ma57uk in reply to nibiru

nibiru , if it is helping you why would you want to come off it?

tacol
tacol in reply to ma57uk

I didn't say I want to come off it.

ma57uk
ma57uk in reply to tacol

tacol I was replying to nibiru , not you!

tacol
tacol in reply to ma57uk

so why did it come to my inbox?

ma57uk
ma57uk in reply to tacol

No idea! The threads here are confusing sometimes!

nibiru
nibiru in reply to ma57uk

i want to get off that medication..looking for holistic alternative. thanks..

For what it's worth, I took my Tamsulosin in the morning, along with my other medications.

I am in between my two treatments of high dose brachytherapy. They are 2 weeks apart. My doctor told me to take it before going to bed, so once a day. Flow is o.k. during the day but frequent nighttime visits.

i found that morning is best and is recommended with food or just after i get no dizziness but i was getting acid reflux but the g p sorted that

Have been on Tamsulosin since quite a while now. Was told to take it at night just after dinner. So even though it's a prolonged suspension , its effects start after taking it so it's always best in my opinion to take this class of drugs after dinner just before you sleep so that you don't become hypotensive. I would say go with your doc but otherwise if told to take it anytime I would suggest nightime after dinner or just before you sleep . All the best !

tacol
tacol in reply to Velcro93

great - thanx

i take mine at night.

I'm on it for urine retention / kidney stones so I have to take it in the morning. I agree with the comments that it does make you dizzy if you stand up too quickly which is something I am learning to deal with.Also being a man in his late 30's the side affect of retrograde ejactulation is not ideal but it beats having a catheter placed every year or so.

I find it does work very well and can see a vast improvment in my urine flow. Also without being crude at all I have noticed that my penis appears to be larger than usual which I'm guessing is due to my urethra being open and relaxed due to the meds.

I agree it does markedly improve urine flow. The dizziness and retrograde are irksome.

And yes, I noticed a difference in size too.