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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. Oscar Novick
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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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Does flomax (tamsulosin) help with ed?

Does flomax (tamsulosin) help with ed?

Not, but. ..: Clinically, Flomax (tamsulosin) has not caused ED, but some ejaculatory dysfunctions such as low ejaculate & retrograde ejaculation in 8-18 % of patients, which is dose related, due to its effective relaxation of bladder neck, which yet helps men improve urine flow. Fortunately, most of men using it don't need to make more baby so they can accept and cope with this side effect to trade with better urine flow. ...Read more

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What will flomax (tamsulosin) do for me?

What will flomax (tamsulosin) do for me?

Drug used in urology: Tamsulosin, also known under the name flomax, (tamsulosin) is a drug designed to relax smooth muscle cells of the urinary tract. Its approved use is to improve urination in prostate enlargement (bph). It has been shown to improve urinary symptoms, or ipss score. It is also used to help pass kidney stones by relaxing the ureter. It is also used, at times, as an adjunct in the treatment of chronic prostatitis. ...Read more

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What is a better option than flomax (tamsulosin)?

What is a better option than flomax (tamsulosin)?

2 groups: 3 groups of medicines for prostate enlargement symptoms:Alpha blockers e.g.tamsulosin (Flomax) & terazosin (Hytrin).5-alpha reductase inhibitors such as finasteride (Proscar)&dutasteride (Avodart).There is also Jalyn which has 1 of each of these 2 groups. 3rd group is PDE-5 inhibitors (Cialis). It varies from person to person which is better, but the 5-alpha reductase inh's take several months to work. ...Read more

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What happens when I stop taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

Here are some. ..: If Flomax (tamsulosin) has helped improve urine flow, slow urine flow will return soon after stopping Flomax (tamsulosin) as expected. Meanwhile, in time, retrograde ejaculation may be self-corrected. More? Ask Doc timely. ...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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How long does it take for flomax (tamsulosin) to take effect?

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 be relaxed as the prostate urethra by Flomax (tamsulosin) - an alpha-blocker. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 2 doses of flomax (tamsulosin). What should I do?

I accidentally took 2 doses of flomax (tamsulosin). What should I do?

See answer: The normal dose of Flomax (Tamsulosin) is 0.4 mg 1-2 daily either together or 12 hrs apart. Would not expect any serious reaction (s) from taking the extra dose and you should be able to resume your once daily dosing 24 hrs after taking the 2 doses. Most common side effect is feeling light-headed or dizzy. ...Read more

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How come there is a warning for not eating grapefruit with flomax (tamsulosin)?

How come there is a warning for not eating grapefruit with flomax (tamsulosin)?

Furanocoumarins...: Are compounds present in grapefruit that inhibit certain enzymes (cyp3a4) that are important in the metabolism of drugs. Since they are inhibited, a higher dose of the drug ends up in the circulation, increasing the therapeutic effects, adverse effects, & toxicity. Caution is advised regarding tamsulosin (flomax) use, but no deaths have been reported. ...Read more

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I accidentally took one of my husbands flomax pills with my nightly pills. Is this a problem?

I accidentally took one of my husbands flomax pills with my nightly pills. Is this a problem?

No probelm: This is a fairly harmless medicine. So it should not cause you any problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take for flomax (tamsulosin) to begin working? I have for 1 week and not seen improvement

Maybe something else: You should see some improvement with Flomax (tamsulosin) within several days, in most cases. If you are not seeing any improvement, there may be something else going on other than BPH, such as a urethral stricture or some other cause for mechanical obstruction. You should see a urologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there much difference between 0.4 and 0.8 of tamsulosin (flomax) - find the 0.4 has lost its effect on me?

Is there much difference between 0.4 and 0.8 of tamsulosin (flomax) - find the 0.4 has lost its effect on me?

Twice as much: Taking twice the dose of tamsulosin can make a fair amount of difference for some people, but often it just increases the amount of lightheadedness (orthostatic hypotension). If 0.4mg has lost its effect, it's worth trying the double dose. If it doesn't work, see your urologist to discuss other options. ...Read more

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My husband has had a bad reaction to flomax (tamsulosin). Is has been about 38 hours since his last dose. How long does for this drug to get out of his system?

My husband has had a bad reaction to flomax (tamsulosin). Is has been about 38 hours since his last dose. How long does for this drug to get out of his system?

3.2 days.: The half-life of tamsulosin (flomax) is 15 hours, so in an average 70 kg individual will be completely out of the body in 75 hours. This time could increase if he has problems with his liver, or liver disease such as cirrhosis or hepatitis. Finally, he must avoid all grapefruit and grapefruit juice, since this can slow metabolism of the drug. ...Read more

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What is the best amt. To switch from. 4mg / day flomax (tamsulosin) to saw palmetta? Is it better to take more than 1 450mg the 1st few days to get in system fast.

Saw pal and flomax (tamsulosin): These are two different medications and should not be replaced with each other. Recent studies have shown saw palmetto to be ineffective in treating prostate problems. ...Read more

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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

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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

Flomax (Definition)

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