Tamsulosin increases cataract complications

Elliott, William T.
July 2009
Travel Medicine Advisor;Jul2009 Pharmacology Watch, p1
The article discusses a research being done on tamsulosin, a drug believed to treat benign prostatic hyperlasia (BPH) in older men, who at the same time have undergone cataract surgery. It references a study in Canada where between 2002 to 2007 patients exposed to tamsulosin were found to have more adverse findings than those associated to the drug prior to the operation or to patients given other alpha blockers. The study suggests a reassessment of the observed data for appropriate labeling purposes.


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