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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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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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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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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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Does flomax help with ed?

Does flomax help with ed?

Not, but ...: Clinically, Flomax 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 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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How come there is a warning for not eating grapefruit with flomax?

How come there is a warning for not eating grapefruit with flomax?

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

Flomax (Definition)

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

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