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

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

Dr. Ira Katz
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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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How long after stopping flomax (tamsulosin) will reverse ejaculation return to normal? Was on it for 1 yr. Stopped it. It's been 3 mos. Still happening.

Flomax (tamsulosin): It is hard to say, according to the pharmaceutical company is reversible. In your case, there maybe other reasons, for example, diabetes can cause retrograde or decreased ejaculation. Consult with your doctor. ...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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How long does it take for flomax (tamsulosin) to begin working? i have for 1 week and not seen improvement

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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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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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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How long will it take for flomax (tamsulosin) to begin helping my bph?

How long will it take for flomax (tamsulosin) 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

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Flomax (Definition)

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