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Rapaflo (silodosin) vs flomax?

Rapaflo (silodosin) vs flomax?

Here are some. ..: Rapaflo (silodosin) and Flomax (tamsulosin) are the same class of drugs - selective alpha-blocker, which can relax the smooth muscles around the bladder neck and prostate urethra so to quickly improve urine flow to a degree. Rapaflo is newer than Flomax and the profiles of effectivenss and side effects are similar although the newer one always tends to claim being better and less. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Tamsulosin (Definition)

Tamsulosin is the generic name for a very commonly used drug flomax (tamsulosin). Tamsulosin is indicated for patients who have symptoms of enlarged prostate, frequency, too many trips to the bath room., slow flow, dribbling the medication relaxes the smooth muscles around the prostate and makes it easy to urinate it should be taken at bed time to avoid side effects. Dizziness ...Read more


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Is cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) better and why?

Is cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) better and why?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Tamsulosin now generic. More specific and fewer side effects. Allhat study showed? Cardiovascular probs in certain people with cardura (doxazosin). For more: www. Peedoc. Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Is flomax (tamsulosin) safe to use if I have asthma?

Is flomax (tamsulosin) safe to use if I have asthma?

Yes: Flomax (tamsulosin) is used to treat an enlarged prostate gland (a.k.a., “benign prostatic hyperplasia”). This drug does not trigger or cause asthma, so it can be safely used. ...Read more

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Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which one is better?

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 and women). Both are available in generic form. Each can result in a decrease in bp: Flomax (tamsulosin), however, is intended to be more selective for alpha-1a type receptors and is not intended for use as an anti-hypertensive agent. ...Read more

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What effect does flomax (tamsulosin) have on cataracts?

What effect does flomax (tamsulosin) have on cataracts?

None: Flomax (tamsulosin) does not cause cataracts to progress more quickly or more slowly. The reason that the ads on tv tell patients to alert their doctor is so that the surgeon can have extra measures on hand during cataract surgery. Floppy iris can be dealt with in the o.R. With special medicines and artificial iris holders, so patients on Flomax (tamsulosin) should not stop the medicine for cataract surgery. ...Read more

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Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with an enlarged prostate?

Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with an enlarged prostate?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) will not help reduce the size of an enlarged prostate. It may help reduce some of the symptoms of having an enlarged prostate such as frequency, urgency, incomplete emptying and nocturia. ...Read more

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Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which works better and why?

Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which works better and why?

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 and women). Both are available in generic form. Each can result in a decrease in bp: Flomax (tamsulosin), however, is intended to be more selective for alpha-1a type receptors and is not intended for use as an anti-hypertensive agent. ...Read more

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Why does sperm output diminish when you're taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

Why does sperm output diminish when you're taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

Actually doesn't: Alpha blocker drugs used for prostatic enlargement such as Flomax cause what is commonly known as retrograde ejaculation. Semen is still produced but it takes the path of least resistance backwards into the bladder rather than forwards during ejaculation. Stopping the drug for 1 to 2 days will generally result in return of ejaculated semen ...Read more

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My husband wants to quit flomax (tamsulosin) after adverse rxn does he have to taper off takes 0.4 mg bid?

My husband wants to quit flomax (tamsulosin) after adverse rxn does he have to taper off takes 0.4 mg bid?

Flomax (tamsulosin): He should be able to simply stop it, however if he required 0.8mg daily for BPH symptoms, I would expect that his symptoms would be significant on no medication. He may want to discuss other options with his urologist before stopping. ...Read more

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Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used? What is side effects of flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride)?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is a alpha-blocker and the main side-effect is 'hypotension' especially upon standing. You will become light-headed and may fail. It also may decrease or eliminate the ejaculation volume. This is not bad but concerns many patients. ...Read more

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Can flomax (tamsulosin) cause you to lose weight? I have been on it or 2 years several with other side effects.

Can flomax (tamsulosin) cause you to lose weight? I have been on it or 2 years several with other side effects.

Listen to your body: If one experiences a side effect while on a medication it is reasonable to suspect that the medication may in some way be contributing to the unintended effect. Tamsulosin can lower blood pressure which can cause many unpleasant symptoms including nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, or diarrhea. It is possible that such effects could result in weight loss. ...Read more

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I have chronic prostatitis at age 26 how in the world did this happen and what to do besides take my flomax (tamsulosin)?

You are not: The only one, it is more common than you think. You need to take plenty of fluids, take hot baths to your waist, exercise moderately, avoid sitting or standing for long time in one place. You might also need antibiotics. Go see a urologist for more details. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 4 0.4 Flomax, (tamsulosin) instead of the 4 50mg clomipramine I'm supposed to take. What might happen?

I accidentally took 4 0.4 Flomax, (tamsulosin) instead of the 4 50mg clomipramine I'm supposed to take. What might happen?

Floras: You can take up to 0.8 mg flomax (tamsulosin) daily. The dose will likely cause side effects. Common for Flomax: dizzinee and headache. You may have troubles with BP being low. Carful when standing. The effects may last 24 hours. I would call your local poison center for further information. ...Read more

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Mirabegron (betmiga) seems to not stop my frequency and urgency so much. I'm on 50mg with flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg. May I need more dosage?

Here are some...: The effectiveness of a drug is not always as good as what claimed by the company. Since you've been under urologist's care for obstructive irritative voiding, referring this Q directly to her/him would be the most logical & beneficial thing to do because your doc knows more about your individual condition than anyone online. Yet, to do things right, follow http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Ok coming up to 4 weeks now on Flomax (tamsulosin) no sign of any changes. My doc says can take six weeks + is this likely? Or should stop? HELP

May take longer: Many patients experience earlier change in urine flow. It can take six or more weeks for maximum effect. Dizziness and drowziness arei major side effects of Flomax, (tamsulosin) an alpha1 adrenoceptor blocking agent. ...Read more

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I have to stop taking flomax (tamsulosin) and Myrbetriq for 3 days before urodynamic test. Will they work again after it or may they not be as functional?

Yes: We ask patients to stop the medication that may interfere with results of the baseline Urodynamics testing. Restarting after the Urodynamics should not make any difference in the efficacy of the medication. ...Read more

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I have prostatitis taken flomax (tamsulosin) & ibuprofin it feels tingily down ther like its contracting or a nerve tweaks what could this meann? Doesn't hurt

I have prostatitis taken flomax (tamsulosin) & ibuprofin it feels tingily down ther like its contracting or a nerve tweaks what could this meann? Doesn't hurt

Time: Symptoms of prostatitis can be vague. Your description is not uncommon. Hydrate well, minimize caffeine and carbonation, try the hot club, and you should clear soon. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get saw palmetto into my system? I will be transitioning from flomax (tamsulosin). What is proper way to handle the transition time?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Saw palmetto and Flomax (tamsulosin) are two different drugs which affect the prostate in different ways. Saw palmetto is a herb that acts like Finasteride and supposedly reduces the size of the prostate. Studies have shown very little effect of saw palmetto on the prostate. Flomax (tamsulosin) does not affect the size of the prostate, relaxes the smooth muscle of the prostate and its capsule and allows for better flow. ...Read more

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Am on. 4mg/day flomax (tamsulosin). Switching to saw palmetto. What is the best brand and strength to buy that will be strong enough to get me properly started?

Try beta prostate: You find this listed by searching google online. It has infinitely more of the components necessary for urinary tract functional health. Betasitosterol is the active ingredient and the substance needed for urinary tract health. ...Read more

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On flomax (tamsulosin).4/day. What is the process to stop flomax (tamsulosin) while I start super beta prostate? I don't want any more side effects from stopping too quickly.

On flomax (tamsulosin).4/day. What is the process to stop flomax (tamsulosin) while I start super beta prostate? I don't want any more side effects from stopping too quickly.

No Problem: Talk to your dr. Why are you taking it? And why you want to stop? And about super beta prostate? I hope it's not another dr. Oz commercials? ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: flomax (tamsulosin)?

Please describe the medication: flomax (tamsulosin)?

Prostate Medication: Flomax (tamsulosin) is a medication often is used to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate (or bph). ...Read more

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Does flomax (tamsulosin) help cure prostatitis?

Does flomax (tamsulosin) help cure prostatitis?

NoDoeNotCure: No it only helps with the symptoms of prostatitis.Urinary frequency, urgency and difficulty urinating. It may improve disruptive and irritating symptoms. In chronic recurrent prostatitis it may reduce the risk of recurrence ...Read more

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Does flomax (tamsulosin) work well. Side effects?

Does flomax (tamsulosin) work well. Side effects?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) or tamulosin is an Alpha blocker used for relief of urinary symptoms caused by prostate enlargement. Side effects include stuffy nose, retrograde ejaculation, lightheadedness/dizziness. This is the first drug in this class that had specific action on the prostate and is very effective. ...Read more

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Can I take toviaz (fesoterodine) and flomax together?

Yes: They work differently and can be used together if Flomax (tamsulosin) alone still isn't helping all of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Which is more effective- rapaflo (silodosin) or flomax?

Equally effective: Though individual patients may notice differences in efficacy and tolerability between the two meds, the clinical studies leading to fda approval show similar results in improvement in both urinary symptoms and urinary flow. Excluding ejaculation changes, rapaflo (silodosin) 'may' have a quicker onset of action and a better side effect profile than flomax. ...Read more

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What's diference between flomax (tamsulosin) and advodart?

What's diference between flomax (tamsulosin) and advodart?

Different types.: Both medications are used to treat urinary symptoms related to benign prostatic enlargement. Flomax (tamsulosin) is an alpha-blocker, or agents that work on relaxing smooth muscle in the urinary tract to improve flow. Avodart (dutasteride) is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, which blocks the hormone (dht) that encourages growth of the prostate over time, the size of the prostate decreases. ...Read more

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My two year old son took flomax (tamsulosin) what do I do?

Call your local: Poison control center, http://www. Poison. Org/actFast/1800.asp or 1-800-222-1222. Because of his age, they will most likely direct you to go to a hospital-based pediatric emergency center. ...Read more

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Can urethral strictures be treated with flomax (tamsulosin)?

Can urethral strictures be treated with flomax (tamsulosin)?

Unfortunately no.: Flomax or tamsulosin relaxes the smooth muscle of the prostate to improve urine flow in men with enlarged prostates. There is likely some small effect on the ureters and urethra as well. However, a stricture is usually a fixed obstruction with elements of scar tissue that would not respond to a medication like flomax. ...Read more

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What are the typical side effects of flomax (tamsulosin) use?

Variable: Light-headedness, especially upon arising quickly; retrograde or absent ejaculation; also back pain; cough; decreased sexual ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; runny or stuffy nose; sinus inflammation; trouble sleeping; weakness. ...Read more

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Does flomax (tamsulosin) at. 4mg daily actually shrink the prostate?

Decreasing Semen: Nope. The prostate gland should be thought of as a balloon. The semen production is decreased with this medication so less is filling up the prostate and with less fluid there is less size or a smaller 'balloon'. ...Read more

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Has anyone used flomax (tamsulosin) and do the side effect bother you?

Has anyone used flomax (tamsulosin) and do the side effect bother you?

I do.: I've taken Flomax (tamsulosin) for years, and never experienced any side effects. If you are experiencing a side effect (the most common ones reported are dizziness and runny nose), only you can decide if it bothers you enough to stop the drug. ...Read more

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How long can people taken flomax (tamsulosin) for? Does it have long term side effects?

It's safe: Patients can take this medicine for many years, it is generally a safe one, without long-term side effects that we know of yet. ...Read more

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A side effect. If I stop taking the flomax (tamsulosin) will everything go back to normal?

A side effect. If I stop taking the flomax (tamsulosin) will everything go back to normal?

Yes.: The most common side effects of alpha-blockers such as Flomax (tamsulosin) are reversible, but this also includes the therapeutic benefit too. Speak to a urologist about other agents that may treat your symptoms while minimizing the side effects you are experiencing. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Flomax (Definition)

Tamsulosin is an anti-BPH agent which is a ...Read more