Chadds Ford, PA
A 59-year-old male asked:

Been on flomax (tamsulosin) .4mg / day for bph for 2 years. have several side effects. when i stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely? if so what would i do?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 24 years experience
Lower urinary tract : There are other medication options, depending on your specific side effects. A urologist would evaluate you for a variety of issues related to your bladder and prostate.
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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 46 years experience
Possibly: Depending on a number of variables including how long you have been on flomax, (tamsulosin) what is the severity of your bph, and have you ever been in complete urinary retention before, what would most likely happen is a return to your pre-flomax voiding pattern. You should address your concerns with your doctor and discuss alternatives to Flomax (tamsulosin) if you are finding the side effects particularly bothersome.
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