Urimax 0.4 mg Capsule: Uses, Side Effects and Dosage

Urimax is a drug manufactured by Cipla pharmaceuticals which used in the treatment of enlarged prostates in men that is non-cancerous. An enlarged prostate can lead to the development of complications such as chronic kidney disorders, Urinary Tract Infection and bladder stones. So, by treating an enlarged prostate this medicine helps to attenuate these complications as well. Urimax 0.4 mg Capsule is to be orally administered and swallowed with water.

Urimax 0.4 mg

Uses and Benifits of Urimax:

Urimax is used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia or prostate enlargement, chronic prostatitis or pelvic pain that happens as a result of interplay between certain factors like psychological dysfunctions and disorders in the neurological, endocrine and immune systems. Urimax 0.4 mg also induces the elimination of kidney stones and works to manage the different symptoms of these conditions such as incontinence, painful urination, incomplete urination, scanty urination, joint pain and muscle pain.

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Side Effects of Urimax:

Some of the side effects of Urimax 0.4 mg are:

  • Hard stool
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin Itching
  • Low blood pressure
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough and cold
  • Back and chest pain
  • Loss of muscle strength
  • Headache
  • Allergic reaction
  • Sexual impairment
  • Rashes
  • Palpitations
  • Male breast enlargement

These are the most common side effects of Urimax 0.4 mg Capsule which subside in a few days. There could be other side effects Urimax too that are not mentioned here. If the patients observe anything abnormal that prevails for more than a week while on Urimax 0.4 mg Capsule, they must consult their doctor right away.

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Dosage of Urimax:

Usually in adults between the age of 18 and 65, .4 mg of Urimax 0.4 is given, to be taken once daily 30 minutes after a meal. In older people (above 65 years of age) the doctor might prescribe a lower dose of Urimax 0.4 mg Capsule.

The dosage depends on factors such as:

  • Age
  • Type of condition
  • Severity of the condition
  • Presence of other diseases beside the one for which the medicine is prescribed.

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Composition and Nature of Urimax:

Tamsulosin is the key ingredient of Urimax.

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Precautions and Warnings - When to Avoid Urimax 0.4 MG Capsule?

Talk to your doctor about Urimax 0.4 mg that you take on a daily basis. If you have any other condition beside prostatic disorders, tell your doctor about it. Some important consulting points include:

Surgery (previous or upcoming)

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Cardiac problems
  • Allergies
  • Liver and kidney disorder
  • Hypotension

Urimax 0.4 mg Capsule can lead to the development of adverse side effects like retrograde ejaculation, priapism (a condition wherein the penis remains erect for an abnormally long period of time even without sexual arousal), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a rare skin disorder accompanied by the development of welts, breathing trouble, a swollen face etc.), lowered blood pressure, and floppy iris syndrome.

Floppy iris syndrome is a condition that is characterized by a flaccid iris which oscillates even in cases of normal intraocular fluid currents. People who are on Tamsulosin based drugs, like Urimax, stand at a high risk of developing this condition on occasions where they must undergo a cataract surgery. Therefore, if you are on Urimax 0.4 mg Capsule, inform your doctor about it before undergoing an eye operation.

In a study conducted by a leading university it was found that patients with cardiac problems might face negative effects as a result of taking Tamsulosin, especially those who are not aware of their condition and are not on beta blockers. Hence, patients are suggested to take a cardiogram before Urimax 0.4 mg starts.

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Substitutes of Urimax 0.4 MG:

Some of the substitutes of Urimax are as follows:

  • Veltam Plus Tablet
  • Tamdura Capsule MR
  • Tamgress-D Capsule
  • Alfatam-D Tablet MR
  • Prostado-D Tablet
  • Hakotam-D Tablet

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Urimax 0.4 MG Interactions with Other Drugs:

If you are on certain medications (both conventional and alternative), inform your doctor about those because drug interactions can render Urimax 0.4 either less effective or make one more vulnerable to the side effects of the drug.  For example, Antacids, antifungal drugs, alpha blockers, antibiotics, antidepressants, anti erectile dysfunction drugs can make one more susceptible to the side effects of this drug as in most cases Urimax increases the serum content of this medicine in the body.

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How Urimax 0.4 mg Capsule Works?

Urimax 0.4 mg Capsule is an alpha blocker and it works by antagonizing the adrenoreceptors in the prostate, prostatic urethra, prostatic capsule and bladder neck. When these receptors are blocked in these areas, the smooth muscles are relaxed thereby making urine flow smoothly. The pain associated with the condition is also considerably reduced.


1) For how long do I need to use Urimax 0.4 mg Capsule before I see an improvement?

Ans: The duration of Urimax 0.4 mg Capsule course depends on the severity of the condition. Usually it has to be continued for 4 weeks before a patient sees any improvement. If the condition does not improve- or deteriorates after 4 weeks, the patient should consult the doctor.

2) Can one drive a car after taking Urimax?

Ans: One of the side effects of Urimax is dizziness and a drop in blood pressure. Therefore, if you feel very drowsy after taking Urimax, do not drive a car and try to avoid any activities that involve handling heavy equipments.

3) Can Urimax be used along with another drug that treat benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Ans: Yes, Tamsulosin (which is the main component of Urimax) can be used along with and Dutasteride which is another medicine used to treat the same condition in order to get the better result.

4) Can I drink alcohol if I am on Urimax 0.4 mg Capsule?

Ans: One of the side effects of Urimax 0.4 mg is drowsiness. Therefore, patients are recommended to not drink alcohol when on Urimax 0.4 mg Capsule. It is because alcohol can make one feel even dizzier.

5) What should I do if I miss a dose of Urimax?

Ans: If you miss a dose a urimax, take the medicine as soon as you remember. However, if it is already time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Word of advice: If you frequently forget to take Urimax 0.4 mg, set up a reminder on your phone, or ask one of your family members or friends to remind you.

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Last updated on : 26-09-2019

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User Comments (1)


Birendra Bahadur Hamal

Mon Jul 15 2019

There are many side effects of Urimax 0.4 mg and afraid to take it. I am 63 yrs old. My prostrate gland's size is 29 and before it was 24 and 28. Regularly I do ultrasound to monitor the prostrate gland. Frequent urination is my problem specially at night. This morning my doctor has advised me to take Urimax 0.4 mg. for ever or rest of life. Could you kindly suggest me whether I should take forever or any alternate wayout to control/manage the prostrate problem.


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