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Medicine For Flomax 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
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
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
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
On flomax (tamsulosin). Have side effects switching to super beta prostate. How do I handle the weaning process of getting off the drug without anymore side effect?
Transition: You can transiton to super bet prostate overnight without any difficulty. ...Read more
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
So drugs like flomax and such reduce the likelihood of getting prostate cancer? Or do they only address psa related symptoms?
Why flomax (tamsulosin) needed for LIFETIME in chronic non bacterial Prostatitis, any OTHER Treatment? How can I urine fully well without this medicine in future?
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 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
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
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
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
Please make: Any changes to your medications under medical supervision. Take care. ...Read more
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
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
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): 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
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
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
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
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?
taken Flomax (tamsulosin) for the last two years (.4) but with dilation don't need it. Just stopped 5 days ago. I was told this is a med u can just stop.
Flomax (tamsulosin): You are correct. There are no complications or side effects to stopping this medication abruptly. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more