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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
Alpha-blockers: Both are alpha-blockers used to relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck resulting in improved urinary flow (can be used in both men a ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Nothing is free but always comes with a price. Likewise, using Flomax (tamsulosin) accompanies with its unique retrograde ejacualtion,which indicates ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
21 years experience Urology
Quickly: Tamsulosin (Brand Flomax (tamsulosin) in US) has an onset of action between 1 and 5 days
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
1-3 days ...: If it works for you, you will see a better urine flow within 1-3 after taking it. If not, one needs to concern about urethral stricture, which can not ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Days: The effect should be noticeable within 5-7 days
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Hang in there: Duodart treats bph. It must be taken as directed with water 30 minutes after the same meal each day and it may take 3-6 months to see results although ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on route: Injected it takes only a minute or so. Topically it takes 15 or more.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Minutes: Lidocaine injection works within minutes; a patch would take a bit longer to work.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
2-3 days: It should start improving stream in 24 hours and continue to improve over 1st week of therapy.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Few hrs: Differs in people, but commonly expect result in 1-3 hrs.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
About an hour: About an hour or so. Peak effects at a few hours then gradual wearing off.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
12 years experience Anesthesiology
Fast: Lidocaine is a fast acting local anesthetic. It's onset depends on where the Lidocaine is injected, and which nerves it is blocking. For numbing the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Approximately 1 month.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Within a day: show if you did not improve, the diagnosis might not be correct. You are very young for a prostate hyperplasia.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A few mionutes: A ureteroscopy would be in addition to a cystoscopy - either usually only require a few minutes to accomplish.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Within a day: Benicar or olmesartan should be largely absorbed and taking effect within the first day. Most people will see an effect much sooner than this.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Can take awhile: Usually give it a few months based upon it's supposed mechanism, it doesn't work immediately (except that the vehicle is a great artificial tear so t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience General Practice
2 days: Most men will see an improvement in their voiding symptoms in just a day or two but may see more improvement over several weeks.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kuglitsch
40 years experience Urology
Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is an Alpha blocker and work within 24 hours regarding its effects. If given for obstructive voiding then effects are usually seen ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: If the organism causing the UTI is sensitive to the antibiotic you should feel much better within one to two days.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
3-4 days: Meloxicam works quickly and you should have a reasonable response within 3-4 days at the most.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience Dermatology
2-14 days: If it's your first time getting botox, you can expect some improvement within 2-4 days. Full effect can take up to 2 weeks. People who receive their t ... Read More

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