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A 66-year-old male asked:

i take flomaxtra side effects are severe headaches sinus earache just to name a few is there an alternative medicine i can take. ?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Flomaxtra=tamsulosin: Flomaxtra is australian brand of tamsulosin which is used to treat enlarged prostate (benign prostate hypertrophy or bph). It allows prostate to relax (opposite of decongestants which cause relative constriction). Also avoid most (older) antihistamines eg diphenhydramine. Since i was trained in america, I have no idea what's available in australia. See if you can get alfuzosin or silodosin or 5ari.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin commented
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Provided original answer
5ARI = finasteride or dutasteride
Aug 10, 2013

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