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What is the definition or description of: Flomax (tamsulosin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Flomax (tamsulosin) allergy?

Here are some...: Real allergy is very rare, but adverse side effects are relatively common like a drop in BP at standing up, less libido, painful erection (priapism), nasal stuffiness, blurred vision - intraoperative floppy iris syndrome, palpitation, etc. As the at times expected over-expression of all alpha-blockers. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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I just got diagnosed with non bacterial chronic prostatitis and was wondering if I'll have to take flomax (tamsulosin) forever? Also can I exercise on this drug?

I just got diagnosed with non bacterial chronic prostatitis and was wondering if I'll have to take flomax (tamsulosin) forever? Also can I exercise on this drug?

Exercise is fine: Please do what doc says and don't change meds w/out consulting him/her. There are natural products that can help prostate health but don't use the ones advertised on the net. See a nutritionist or natural doc. One product is called ProstaThera but you need a professional to order it for you. If no history of cancer you can use things like saw palmetto, pumpkin seeds, etc. Peace and good health ...Read more

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Is there a natural herb or medicine instead of taking flomax (tamsulosin) for urinary problems?

Is there a natural herb or medicine instead of taking flomax (tamsulosin) for urinary problems?

Saw Palmetto: Saw palmetto has the ability to modestly improve sx. Scientific studies have validated this and it will not hurt to try! ...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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Will I need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? .

Will I need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? .

I: I agree---going off the medicine does not good. Just let your doctor know that you are on it and he can take the necessary operative precaustions during the surgery. Don't let this stop you from having the surgery that will improve your vision. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with prostatitis. I was prescribed Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (42 CT) & Flomax (21 CT). How long does it take for the medicine to start working?

I was diagnosed with prostatitis. I was prescribed Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (42 CT) & Flomax (21 CT). How long does it take for the medicine to start working?

1-2 weeks, but...: Should start to improve in 1-2 wk. But there are a few kinds of prostatitis. The most common isn't caused by any known infection. Antibiotics are often tried but may not help. True prostatitis is rare at age 22. Make sure your doctor understands the difference between prostatitis and nongonococcal urethritis, which is an STD. If NGU, cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a poor choice, and your partner (s) also need treatment. ...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)?

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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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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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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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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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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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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Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) can cause permanent infertility?

Flomax (tamsulosin): No. That is highly unlikely. But, for the life of me I cannot imagine any physician putting a twenty year old male on this medication. Why are you taking tamulosin? ...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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What effect does flomax (tamsulosin) have on an operation for cataracts?

What effect does flomax (tamsulosin) have on an operation for cataracts?

Floppy iris syndrome: Extended use of Flomax (tamsulosin) can cause atrophy of the iris muscles resulting in improper dilation of the pupil during cataract surgery. This situation can be addressed if the surgeon knows about the Flomax (tamsulosin) use beforehand. Stopping the Flomax (tamsulosin) prior to the surgery makes little difference if it has been used for a while. ...Read more

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Men with bph, how long did it take before flomax (tamsulosin) became effective?

Rapid: Flomax (tamsulosin) is a nice Alpha blocker. There are many similar. My experience is about 2 hrs to onset lasting about 19 hrs. ...Read more

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Can the side effects of flomax (tamsulosin) improve as the treatment is continued?

Can the side effects of flomax (tamsulosin) improve as the treatment is continued?

It might: Flomax causes lowering of blood pressure and people can feel dizzy, may faint. You may try taking it at night to prevent these symptoms ...Read more

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Will taking flomax (tamsulosin) effect my chances of getting my wife pregnant? I'm already noticing some ejaculatory issues

Will taking flomax (tamsulosin) effect my chances of getting my wife pregnant? I'm already noticing some ejaculatory issues

Male infertility: Terazosin (hytrin), tamsulosin (flomax) and alfuzosin (uroxatral)--often taken for symptoms of enlarged prostate--can cause.Retrograde ejaculation, in which the sperm ejaculate and prostatic fluid move backwards at the time of orgasm instead of forward. Usually this effect is obvious due to reduced volume of ejaculate. This will lower your changes of getting your partner pregnant. ...Read more

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Cycoscospy my diagnosis was cronic prostatitis im 26 weird huh perscribed flomax (tamsulosin) should I take saw palmetto as well at the same time?

Prostatitis: Prostatitis can occur at any age after puberty. Flomax (tamsulosin) will relax the prostate and make it easier to urinate but likely won't be needed long term as it is primarily used for BPH and you are too young for bph. ...Read more

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I just stopped flomax (tamsulosin) after 2 years. Is it a problem if I take super beta prostate and saw palmetto at the same time? Would this be dangerous?

Probably not: There shouldn't be a problem. However, just because quarterback joe likes it (and gets paid to be a shill for it) doesn't mean it works. I'd talk to my doctor and i'd be very careful about stopping Flomax (tamsulosin) and depending on unproven therapy. ...Read more

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Have a 4mm stone 1.5 CM away from bladder it has not moved for 3 wks. Have now given Flomax (tamsulosin) to help it along. How long before I know if it is working?

Have a 4mm stone 1.5 CM away from bladder it has not moved for 3 wks. Have now given Flomax (tamsulosin) to help it along. How long before I know if it is working?

Here are some. ..: Known to urologists, some 85% of stone less than 4 mm may pass through ureter in 2 weeks, but not always. If a stone is stuck at a spot > 2 weeks without further moving, the odd to pass becomes less & less over time. But, if stone-related hydronephrosis is mild, renal function is fine, you're relatively symptom-free & willing to cope, watching up to 1-3 m is ok; few stone of 4-5 mm may still pass ...Read more

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If avodart & flomax are cy3a4 substrates & sprycel (dasatinib) is an inhibitor, why do interaction checkers show a prob. With sprycel (dasatinib) & avodart but not w/flomax?

Good Question: Avodart (dutasteride) is extensively metabolized in humans by the cyp3a4 and cyp3a5
isoenzymes. Flomax (tamsulosin) is extensively metabolized, mainly by cyp3a4 and cyp2d6 isoenzymes. Sprycel (dasatinib) is also extensively metabolized by the cyp3a4 isoenzyme but is also a weak time-dependent inhibitor of cyp3a4 and may therefore potentially increase the concentrations of Avodart and flomax. ...Read more

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Why flomax (tamsulosin) is used in kidney stones patients?

Ureter: Because it causes the smooth muscle of the ureter to relax, making it easier for stone to pass if it is not too big. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Flomax (Definition)

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