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Flomax

Active Ingredient(s): Tamsulosin
FDA Approved: April 15, 1997
Pharm Company: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM
Category: Men's Health

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Flomax Overview

Tamsulosin (rINN) (/tæmsulsn/ or /tæmslosn/) is used in the treatment of difficult urination, a common symptom of enlarged prostate. Tamsulosin, and other medications in the class called alpha blockers, work by relaxing bladder neck muscles and muscle fibers in the prostate itself and make it easier to urinate.[1] More specifically, tamsulosin is an α1a-selective alpha blocker used in the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Tamsulosin was developed by Y...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamsulosin

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prostrate
besides flomax & hytrin and avodart what is there to treat BPH? ## I have BPH. I tried Avodart and found it frustrating: it was very effective in removing symptoms of BPH fast, but unable to move beyond turgid for intercourse; if climax occurred , it felt like someone strangled me down there, ie: the gun fired but no bullets. I was switched to Cialis 5mg: just as effective on BPH but slower to have an effect. Took 4 months for effects of Avodart to wear off. Gun has bullets. But Cialis also can have side effects in some people.
Updated 5 months ago.
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Is it normal to be prescribed to take Flomax for 30 days?
I was prescribed Flomax to help pass my first ever kidney stone. Is it normal to have to take this for 30 days? This seems like a long time to me. ## Hi Kimberly, Based on my research, Flomax is not intended to be used as short term treatment. As long as you aren't experiencing any negative side effects, just take it as prescribed as your doctor. I've read that Lemon Juice can be quite effective for those trying to pass the kidney stones. I'm sure you could also substitute other citrus fruits for lemons as well. I've read that juicing grapefruits is really good for the body- and since it's a citrus fruit I imagine it could help a great deal! I hope this helps!
Updated 8 months ago.
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Lomax
## like to know what this is used for? I have samples to take ## I believe the medication in question was Flomax, it's used to treat the urinary difficulty that is associated with an enlarged prostate. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and insomnia. An odd side effect I found listed, but have no explanation for is dental problems…no specifics as to what type, either. Learn more Flomax details here. Are there any comments or concerns?
Updated 1 year ago.
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Drug Interactions alfa and beta blockers
i take flomax and a beta blocker....one is a alfa blocker....i was told that they should not be taken together..thanks ## i said i take flomax for prostrate enlargement and i take atenolol a beta blocker for high blood pressure...the flomax is a alpha blocker...i was told the 2 should not be taken togather....vacation in thailand but reside in mexico...also i saw on the web that flomax does not reduce the size of the prostrate and only advodart does...but very expensive...hope this info helps...thanks ## No, the medications can be taken together and it is often beneficial to do so, in the case of some health conditions. Learn more Flomax details here. Learn more Atenolol details here. And the way the Tamsulosin in Flomax actually works is by blocking the alpha receptors in the bladder n...
Updated 1 year ago.
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Side Effects of Flomax
20 months ago, June 13, 2011, my husband went blind after taking Flomax for 30 days. He is just now getting some of his libido back. He still has frequent urination issues. His CRP was very high on June 13th but it has been close to normal for several months. The specialists says that his optic nerve is dead and he will never see again. ## After just 30 days of use? Have they definitively attributed it to the Flomax? Anyone curious can read more Flomax details here. It's not that I don't believe you, I'd just like more precise details if you have them. There have been a lot of posts recently about vision problems arising from taking this medication and I'd like to know more to better advise future users. ## FYI.....this is odd. My husband had complications with cataract ...
Updated 1 year ago.
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Flomax buying in USA
How can I purchase Flomax brand capsules at a low price? My location is USA. ## Hi Ron, you might consider looking into the manufacturer's patient assistance program. You can read more details about the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation Patient Assistance Program. I hope this helps and wish you the best!
Updated 1 year ago.
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death and flomax
be extremely careful when taking flomax and read the fine print. it tells you that you run the risk of dying from flomax if you do certain reasonable thing. like living. took flomax for 4 days, worked out in the yard for a couple of hours. laid down on the front porch and stopped breathing. but for the grace of God i am still here, disabled but alive. user beware. ## Wow, I'm actually surprised they allow drugs like this to remain on the market. If death is a side effect, then what's the point of taking it? LOL! no pun intended there. You can actually report experiences like this to the FDA's med-watch program if you wish to. I'll go ahead and post the link below so you can have a look at it: fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/default.htm Through here, you can report serious medica...
Updated 2 years ago.
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Took one Flomax and 3 days later still OK
Had enlarged prostate made smaller 2 years ago...was 90% better for a year and a half but recently was having night problems with flow and starting. Took ONE Flomax 3 days ago, and was immediately better. Wanted to see if I could get away with every other day. Been 3 days now and everything still fine. Wonder how long this will last, primary dr. was surprised the slow flow and starting returned. ## Your doctor didn't provide you with any advice or information? Flomax contains the active ingredient Tamsulosin and, while it is normally taken daily, it is possible that it may work better for you taken every other day, or so. This method is frequently used with medications, when someone is very sensitive to them and experiences a lot of side effects, since it may help reduce them, but s...
Updated 2 years ago.
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Side affects to Tamsulosin
I took Tamsulosin for 30 days and 80 days later I went blind. Diagnosis "temporal arteritis". I had many of the listed side affects of the drug. Are there other people who are blind after taking this drug? ## Hi Carl, Blurred vision is actually noted to be a side effect of Tamsulosin. The scary part is that blurred vision is also listed as an overdose side effect in addition to being a common side effect, so it may be difficult to tell how severe the side effect might be. Either way, due to the seriousness of going blind, this is something that should be called in to your doctor right a way if you experience it even for a brief moment. Additional information about this drug can be viewed in the links below: I hope this helps!
Updated 2 years ago.
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Taking Flomax
can you take flomax with hytrin ## Can you take Flomax along with Avodart or Hytrin? ## I'm a 56yr old male , with BPH , specific excessive nocturnal urinatios 3-5 x a night. I was up to 19 mg of Hytrin my physican recently put me on Flomax. .4 in the am and .4 in the pm . I don't think it's an improvement can I take 10 of Hytrin in the am and .4 Flomax in the pm ? Help , this is not right for a younger guy !
Updated 2 years ago.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Tamsulosin
  • Capsule: 0.4mg
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