First Generic Tamsulosin Okayed for Treating BPH

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The FDA has approved the first generic version of Flomax Capsules 0.4 mg (tamsulosin hydrochloride) to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

“The approval of generic tamsulosin offers greater access to a widely used treatment for BPH,” said Gary Buehler, Director of the FDA's Office of Generic Drugs.

The prescribing information and safety warnings for the generic version are the same as for Flomax Capsules. The generic tamsulosin capsules are made by IMPAX Laboratories Inc., of Haywood, Calif.

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