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Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used? What is side effects of flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride)?

Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used? What is side effects of flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride)?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is a alpha-blocker and the main side-effect is 'hypotension' especially upon standing. You will become light-headed and may fail. It also may decrease or eliminate the ejaculation volume. This is not bad but concerns many patients. ...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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Can flomax (tamsulosin) cause you to lose weight? I have been on it or 2 years several with other side effects.

Can flomax (tamsulosin) cause you to lose weight? I have been on it or 2 years several with other side effects.

Listen to your body: If one experiences a side effect while on a medication it is reasonable to suspect that the medication may in some way be contributing to the unintended effect. Tamsulosin can lower blood pressure which can cause many unpleasant symptoms including nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, or diarrhea. It is possible that such effects could result in weight loss. ...Read more

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I am taking tamsulosin, one of the side effects is no ejaculation of which i'm.Experiencing, will this reverse itself if I am no longer taking it?

I am taking tamsulosin, one of the side effects is no ejaculation of which i'm.Experiencing, will this reverse itself if I am no longer taking it?

Retro Ejaculation: Retrograde ejaculation is a common side effect of tamsulosin and other Alpha blockers. It is an indication that the medicine works well for you. If it is the cause of your retrograde ejaculation, it will reverse when you stop taking it. It is not harmful and is only an issue if you are trying to cause a pregnancy. ...Read more

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On flomax (tamsulosin).4/day. What is the process to stop flomax (tamsulosin) while I start super beta prostate? I don't want any more side effects from stopping too quickly.

On flomax (tamsulosin).4/day. What is the process to stop flomax (tamsulosin) while I start super beta prostate? I don't want any more side effects from stopping too quickly.

No Problem: Talk to your dr. Why are you taking it? And why you want to stop? And about super beta prostate? I hope it's not another dr. Oz commercials? ...Read more

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Does flomax (tamsulosin) work well. Side effects?

Does flomax (tamsulosin) work well. Side effects?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) or tamulosin is an Alpha blocker used for relief of urinary symptoms caused by prostate enlargement. Side effects include stuffy nose, retrograde ejaculation, lightheadedness/dizziness. This is the first drug in this class that had specific action on the prostate and is very effective. ...Read more

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What are the typical side effects of flomax (tamsulosin) use?

Variable: Light-headedness, especially upon arising quickly; retrograde or absent ejaculation; also back pain; cough; decreased sexual ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; runny or stuffy nose; sinus inflammation; trouble sleeping; weakness. ...Read more

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Has anyone experienced harmful side effects after taking tamsulosin (flo max)?

Has anyone experienced harmful side effects after taking tamsulosin (flo max)?

Seldom: Most commonly men get light-headed after getting up from bed. This usually stops after a week or so of treatment. And they get up less often. ...Read more

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Has anyone experienced harmful side effects after taking tamsulosin a long time?

Has anyone experienced harmful side effects after taking tamsulosin a long time?

Seldom: Most commonly men get light-headed after getting up from bed. This usually stops after a week or so of treatment. And they get up less often. ...Read more

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Has anyone experienced harmful side effects after taking tamsulosin for a long time?

Has anyone experienced harmful side effects after taking tamsulosin for a long time?

Seldom: Most commonly men get light-headed after getting up from bed. This usually stops after a week or so of treatment. And they get up less often. ...Read more

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How long can people taken flomax (tamsulosin) for? Does it have long term side effects?

How long can people taken flomax (tamsulosin) for? Does it have long term side effects?

It's safe: Patients can take this medicine for many years, it is generally a safe one, without long-term side effects that we know of yet. ...Read more

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Can the side effects of flomax (tamsulosin) improve as the treatment is continued?

Can the side effects of flomax (tamsulosin) improve as the treatment is continued?

It might: Flomax causes lowering of blood pressure and people can feel dizzy, may faint. You may try taking it at night to prevent these symptoms ...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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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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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

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I have been using tamsulosin hydrochloride 0.4 mg and dutastende 0.5mg for one year with good results. Can I stop one or both medicines gradually?

I have been using tamsulosin hydrochloride 0.4 mg and dutastende 0.5mg for one year with good results. Can I stop one or both medicines gradually?

Yes w/ docs approval: Presumably your physician has placed you on both medications to improve your lower urinary tract symptoms. Are you interested in stopping the medications due to side effect? It would be necessary to consult with your physician/urologist about your plan to stop the medication (s) for whatever reason.
Your urinary symptoms may relapse once you have stopped the medications. ...Read more

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Why tamsulosin hydrochloride prolonged release tablets is used?

See below: Tamsulosin is fda-approved for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). By relaxing the muscle fibers within the prostate gland. It is used off-label for prostatitis-related symptoms and in helping patients pass a kidney stone. It only comes as an extended release formulation taken once daily (0.4 mg). ...Read more

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Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) can cause permanent infertility?

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

Flomax (Definition)

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