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How Long Will It Take For Flomax To Begin Helping My Bph
Just a day or two: Alph blockers like Flomax work very quickly to improve urinary symptoms. Most patients see a abenefit within a few days, but there are some patients who may have improvement after just one dose. Rapaflo and uroxatral (alfuzosin) have both been shown to work within hours. If the sypmtoms do not improve within a week or two, then a different course of treatment or re-evaluation should be considered. ...Read more
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
As I wean off of flomax (tamsulosin) for bph, how long will it take to get super beta prostate into my system. Also should I do an increased dose on the beginning?
Super beta prostate: Super beta prostate begins working two to three daysafter ingestion. ...Read more
As I wean off of flomax (tamsulosin) for bph, how long will it take to get saw palmetto into my system? Also should I do an increased dose on the beginning?
Saw palmetto: Saw palmetto also starts eorking after two or three days. An increase in dose is not necessary. ...Read more
Been on. 4 mg flomax (tamsulosin) for 2 years for bph. I have side effects. After I stop it, how long until they are gone? Can flomax (tamsulosin) do any permanent damage?
Depends: Common side effects will be gone in days. Others....Elaborate. ...Read more
Was on. 4mg flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Stopping flomax (tamsulosin) and have started. 320mg/day of saw palmetto. Is there any best time of day to take the 1 dose?
Medication (s) to take for BPH other than Flomax, (tamsulosin) Jalyn, Finasteride, Cialis and Avdart. Please advise.
Same groups: You listed alpha blocker (flomax or tamsulosin), 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (finasteride, dutasteride or avodart), combination of both groups (Jalyn)and PDE5 inhibitor (cialis).Any other drugs I give you will be in those groups. If none has helped you, talk to your urologist about TUR prostate or other surgical options. TUR is the "gold standard" with which other surgical options are compared. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes.: Flomax (tamsulosin) is part of a family of drugs called alpha-blockers that relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck, improving urine flow & symptoms. Other drugs in this group are terazosin, doxazosin, alfuzosin, & silodosin. Another family of drugs for BPH are 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. These shrink the prostate and reduce episodes of urine retention. ...Read more
Been on. 4 mg / day flomax (tamsulosin) for BPH over 2 years. I have 4 or 5 side effects. After I stop when will they subside, and could anything be permanent?
1-2 weeks: Most men notice improvement within a week or two at the most. That said, they also notice a relapse of urinary obstructive symptoms within a similar time period. Monitor yourself for both issues to take the proper course of action. ...Read more
I have BPH and flomax (tamsulosin) has been working find for over 2 years. Cialis has been approved for bph, is it as good as flomax (tamsulosin) even though I don't have ed?
Taking avodart (dutasteride) and flomax for three years for bph. Some of the symptoms have returned. Do these pills lose their efficacy after a while?
Stopped flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Am on 320mg 2x a day for a month of saw palmetto. If that doesn't help what brand of beta-sitosteron is best? How many mg/day?
Saw palmetto: Saw palmetto should work well. Try 500 mg if320 isn't helping. ...Read more
BPH meds & Pregnancy: Flomax (tamsulosin) is category b, so even if it is in your semen, it is not going to harm the fetus. Some men who are on Flomax (tamsulosin) will notice a decreased or absent ejaculation. Importantly, BPH meds Finasteride (proscar), Dutasteride (avodart) or jalyn (contains avodart) should not be handled by pregnant women. While present in the semen, these meds are not in high enough concentrations to harm the fetus. ...Read more
Is it ok to switch to another beta sitosterol after starting with super beta prostate? Does the brand matter? I am using flomax (tamsulosin) for bph.
BPH: You can switch to another beta sitosterol. A brand name is not important. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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?
Coud there be another treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) besides doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin)?
BPH: Treatments for BPH fall into two categories; medical and surgical. Medical therapy includes Alpha blocker medications to improve urine flow and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to shrink the gland. The surgical options include thermal or laser destruction of prostatic tissue or transurthral resection of prostaic tissue (turp). The "best" treatment is a very individual thing. ...Read more
Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. What is better saw palmetto or beta-sitosterol, and how many mg per day. What other ingredients should it have?
320 mg/day (s.p.): There is conflicting and contradictory research about the benefits of saw palmetto for prostate symptoms. Some research has shown that saw palmetto might modestly improve symptoms such as going to the bathroom at night in some men. But higher quality and more reliable research seems to indicate that saw palmetto has little or no benefit for reducing these symptoms. Any benefit is modest at best. ...Read more
I use flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Some doctors on your site say to use saw palmetto - some say not to use but to use super beta prostate. Which is best and why?
Similar action: Saw palmetto is a natural product that actually has a version of the active ingredient in Finasteride (proscar)" a simolar drug to flomax, (tamsulosin) so may work as well. However, the dosing is very different in herbal products and the quality varies. Your physician can help you decide which product is best for you. ...Read more
I was suffering from BPH since 1 year with no improvement by taking antibiotics. Symptoms magically improved by taking flomax (tamsulosin)? Will it cure the cause?
Taking finasteride and flomax (tamsulosin) for 3 months bph. Dr now put me on 5mg Cialis daily 8 days now and told me to stop flomax (tamsulosin) and finasteride. Any problems?
Flomax (tamsulosin) works perfectly to control urgency, my only BPH symptom. However, it causes retrograde ejaculation. An alternative without this side-effect?
Here are some. ..: Nothing is free but always comes with a price. Likewise, using Flomax (tamsulosin) accompanies with its unique retrograde ejacualtion, which indicates its adequate ability to relax your bladder neck - a part of urinary sphincteric unit. So, if more baby making is not a concern for life now, stick to its use for LUTS. Otherwise, try one of 5-ARIs and see. More? Ask Doc timely so realign your care... ...Read more
Recent onset of bph. Pcp suggested flomax. A year ago DHT measured 175 ng/dl. Would avodart (dutasteride) be better?
Symptoms dictate: Flomax starts relieving symptoms within a few hours by relaxing the muscle tissue in the prostate. Avodart (dutasteride) works on the glandular portion and may take 3 to 6 months to give a difference in symptoms. You decide. Good luck. ...Read more
Taking Flomax (tamsulosin) for 4 days. 4.dose. Is it ok to stop? I've started pelvic floor therapy for prostatitis and want to go that route. No bph
Ask your doc: Ultimately, you're in charge & responsible for your own health. We're here as guides & navigators to assist you. Flomax (tamsulosin) is used (up to 0.8mg daily) to treat prostate enlargement aka BPH and (off-label) kidney stones. Chat w/dispensing doc about your wishes. Set a defined trial duration as well as reviewing signs of progression & worsening after which consider restarting Tamsulosin. ...Read more
I head that flomax and avodart taken together increase the risk of heart failure. I am on both for 5 years because of BPH. Should I be worried?
Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Is a mix of saw palmetto. 320mg and bets-sitosterol 100mg, pumpkin seed, corn silk, pygeum a good mix for enlarged prostate?
See below: There is conflicting and contradictory research about the benefits of supplements for prostate symptoms. Saw palmetto most studied. Despite much anecdotal evidence suggesting benefit (s) from the supplements you mention, high quality and more reliable research seem to indicate that these supplements have little or no benefit for reducing bph-related symptoms. Very high placebo response. ...Read more
BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? Go to ...Read more
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