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My husband wants to quit flomax (tamsulosin) after adverse rxn does he have to taper off takes 0.4 mg bid?

My husband wants to quit flomax (tamsulosin) after adverse rxn does he have to taper off takes 0.4 mg bid?

Flomax (tamsulosin): He should be able to simply stop it, however if he required 0.8mg daily for BPH symptoms, i would expect that his symptoms would be significant on no medication. He may want to discuss other options with his urologist before stopping. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Can women take flomax (tamsulosin)?

Yes.: It may be indicated to help some kidney stones to pass. ...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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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

Flomax (Definition)

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