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How long after stopping flomax (tamsulosin) will reverse ejaculation return to normal? Was on it for 1 yr. Stopped it. It's been 3 mos. Still happening.

How long after stopping flomax (tamsulosin) will reverse ejaculation return to normal?  Was on it for 1 yr. Stopped it. It's been 3 mos. Still happening.

Flomax (tamsulosin): It is hard to say, according to the pharmaceutical company is reversible. In your case, there maybe other reasons, for example, diabetes can cause retrograde or decreased ejaculation. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Was on .4mg flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Stopping flomax (tamsulosin) and have started .320mg/day of saw palmetto. Is there any best time of day to take the 1 dose?

Not the same : Flomax (tamsulosin) is an fda approved medicine with known safety and efficacy. Saw palmetto has failed multiple controlled trials. You're welcome to take it; most supplements have a 20% placebo effect. ...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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A side effect. If I stop taking the flomax (tamsulosin) will everything go back to normal?

A side effect. If I stop taking the flomax (tamsulosin) will everything go back to normal?

Yes.: The most common side effects of alpha-blockers such as Flomax (tamsulosin) are reversible, but this also includes the therapeutic benefit too. Speak to a urologist about other agents that may treat your symptoms while minimizing the side effects you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Mirabegron(betmiga) seems to not stop my frequency and urgency so much. Im on 50mg with flomax (tamsulosin) .4mg. may i need more dosage?

Mirabegron(betmiga) seems to not stop my frequency and urgency so much. Im on 50mg with flomax (tamsulosin) .4mg. may i need more dosage?

Here are some...: The effectiveness of a drug is not always as good as what claimed by the company. Since you've been under urologist's care for obstructive irritative voiding, referring this Q directly to her/him would be the most logical & beneficial thing to do because your doc knows more about your individual condition than anyone online. Yet, to do things right, follow http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Ok coming up to 4 weeks now on Flomax (tamsulosin) no sign of any changes. My doc says can take six weeks + is this likely? or should stop? HELP

May take longer: Many patients experience earlier change in urine flow. It can take six or more weeks for maximum effect. Dizziness and drowziness arei major side effects of Flomax, (tamsulosin) an alpha1 adrenoceptor blocking agent. ...Read more

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I have to stop taking flomax (tamsulosin) and Myrbetriq for 3 days before urodynamic test. Will they work again after it or may they not be as functional?

Yes: We ask patients to stop the medication that may interfere with results of the baseline Urodynamics testing. Restarting after the Urodynamics should not make any difference in the efficacy of the medication. ...Read more

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I was in so much pain from a kidney stone now the pain is gone but I didn't see a stone pass is the stone gone should I stop taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

I was in so much pain from a kidney stone now the pain is gone but I didn't see a stone pass is the stone gone should I stop taking flomax (tamsulosin)?

Pain gone: The stone is likely passed if your pain is gone, you have likely passed the kidney stone. I would not stop a medication that has been given to you by your primary or urologist until you have discussed it with them unless you are having bad side effects to the medications. There is no significant harm in taking it for an additional night and discussing it with your doctor in the AM. Be well. ...Read more

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Been on .4 mg / day flomax (tamsulosin) for BPH over 2 years. I have 4 or 5 side effects. After i stop when will they subside, and could anything be permanent?

Been on .4 mg / day flomax (tamsulosin) for BPH over 2 years.  I have 4 or 5 side effects.  After i stop when will they subside, and could anything be permanent?

1-2 weeks: Most men notice improvement within a week or two at the most. That said, they also notice a relapse of urinary obstructive symptoms within a similar time period. Monitor yourself for both issues to take the proper course of action. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop flomax (tamsulosin) and replace it w saw palmetto g for benighn prostate enlargement.

Changing treatment: Yes. It is safe. The only outstanding question would the saw palmetto be strong enough to treat your prostate hypertrophy. You will know within seven days after the change. ...Read more

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Been on flomax (tamsulosin) .4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When i stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely?

Been on flomax (tamsulosin) .4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When i stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely?

Possibly: Depending on a number of variables including how long you have been on flomax, (tamsulosin) what is the severity of your bph, and have you ever been in complete urinary retention before, what would most likely happen is a return to your pre-flomax voiding pattern. You should address your concerns with your doctor and discuss alternatives to Flomax (tamsulosin) if you are finding the side effects particularly bothersome. ...Read more

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I have redding of bladder neck. Prescribed Flomax (tamsulosin). Now keep feeling like need to pee and go a lot per day. is it normal? thought was to stop

I have redding of bladder neck. Prescribed Flomax (tamsulosin). Now keep feeling like need to pee and go a lot per day. is it normal? thought was to stop

Flomax (tamsulosin): Sounds like you have straining of the muscle of the bladder neck which can be seen in BPH, benign prostatic hyperplasia, or large prostate. The premace of flomax (tamsulosin) is to relax the bladder and allow more complete voiding of urine from the bladder. This is a normal reaction of flomax (tamsulosin). ...Read more

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Been on flomax (tamsulosin) .4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When i stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely? If so what would i do?

Been on flomax (tamsulosin) .4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When i stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely? If so what would i do?

Lower urinary tract : There are other medication options, depending on your specific side effects. A urologist would evaluate you for a variety of issues related to your bladder and prostate. ...Read more

Flomax (Definition)

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