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FDA Approves First Generic Tamsulosin to Treat Enlarged Prostate Gland
Date:3/2/2010

Condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia common in older men

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of Flomax Capsules 0.4 mg (tamsulosin hydrochloride) to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which an enlarged prostate gland causes problems with urination.

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The most common symptoms of BPH include a weak stream during urination, urgency, leaking or dribbling, as well as more frequent urination, especially at night.

BPH is common among older men. According to the National Institutes of Health, it rarely causes symptoms before age 40, but more than half of men in their 60s and as many as 90 percent of men older than 70 have BPH sympto
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