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Rapaflo vs flomax?

Rapaflo vs flomax?

Here are some ...: Rapaflo (silodosin) and Flomax (tamsulosin) are the same class of drugs - selective alpha-blocker, which can relax the smooth muscles around the bladder neck and prostate urethra so to quickly improve urine flow to a degree. Rapaflo is newer than Flomax and the profiles of effectivenss and side effects are similar although the newer one always tends to claim being better and less. ...Read more

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Tamsulosin (Definition)

Tamsulosin is the generic name for a very commonly used drug flomax. 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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Dr. Gregory Lewis
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Which is more effective- rapaflo 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 'may' have a quicker onset of action and a better side effect profile than flomax. ...Read more

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Dr. Ramsay Kuo
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I am currently taking Tamsulosin. i have a small container of Rapaflo to try ( 7 capsules) Can I safely stop taking Tamsulosin and try the Rapaflo?

Yes: Rapaflo is more selective to the alpha 1a receptors in the prostate and base of the bladder than tamsulosin. Both of these drugs are used to lessen baseline muscle tone within the prostate and bladder base to allow for a reduction in obstructive symptoms. It is safe to stop the tamsulosin and then take the Rapaflo to see if it helps to relieve symptoms more effectively. ...Read more

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Can women take flomax?

Can women take  flomax?

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

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Dr. James Lin
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What happens when i stop taking flomax?

Here are some ...: If Flomax has helped improve urine flow, slow urine flow will return soon after stopping Flomax as expected. Meanwhile, in time, retrograde ejaculation may be self-corrected. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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What is the best amt. To switch from .4mg / day flomax to saw palmetta? Is it better to take more than 1 450mg the 1st few days to get in system fast.

Saw pal and flomax: These are two different medications and should not be replaced with each other. Recent studies have shown saw palmetto to be ineffective in treating prostate problems. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: flomax?

Please describe the medication: flomax?

Prostate Medication: Flomax is a medication often is used to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate (or bph). ...Read more

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What will flomax do for me?

What will flomax do for me?

Drug used in urology: Tamsulosin, also known under the name flomax, 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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Flomax (Definition)

Flomax is a medication often is used to relieve symptoms of an ...Read more


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