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Doctor insights on: Tamsulosin Kidney Stones Women

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Could it be okay for women to take tamsulosin/flomax for kidney stones?

Could it be okay for women to take tamsulosin/flomax for kidney stones?

Flomax (tamsulosin) for stone: Flomax (tamsulosin) is often added to a patient with kidney stones to help the stone past. It has been effective in less than 24% in european study. Flomax (tamsulosin) plus a steroid is far more effective and will help up to 65% of patients pass a stone within 30 days. Most patients in the us will not wait that long to past a stone but the medications have been found to be helpful.

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Why would a woman be prescribed flomax (tamsulosin) after having kidney stones?

Why would a woman be prescribed flomax (tamsulosin) after having kidney stones?

Sm. Muscle relaxer: 'flomax' (tamsulosin) is an Alpha 1a blocker that relaxes smooth muscle around the prostate to aid in urination in men with 'enlarged prostate' (bph). It is also used to 'relax the ureter' in aiding the passage of a small (<5mm) kidney stone. Kidney stones may occur in women, too, so it not unheard of to put a woman on tamsulosin.

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I am a female and taking flomax (tamsulosin) for 7 days for kidney stones. None have passed yet? Is the medication not working for me?

I am a female and taking flomax (tamsulosin) for 7 days for kidney stones. None have passed yet? Is the medication not working for me?

Here are some. ..: Flomax (tamsulosin) is used to relax smooth muscle of lower part of ureter and bladder neck so to ease the passage of distal ureteral stone; this effect and benefit have been clinically studied, but of course, would never be 100%. Generally speaking, the odd to spontaneously pass a stone of 4-6 mm may still pass and few stone

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How long should it take to pass a 6mm kidney stone once it feels like it's near my clitorous and tearing me? Is flomax (tamsulosin) okay for females?

How long should it take to pass a 6mm kidney stone once it feels like it's near my clitorous and tearing me? Is flomax (tamsulosin) okay for females?

Varies: How long it takes to pass will vary. Most stones that are 6mm will eventually pass. If the pain is not well managed it can be removed endosopically (by working through a cystoscope). It is fine for a female to take flomax (tamsulosin) to help relax the ureter for the stone to pass. Best wishes.

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Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with kidney stones in men?

Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with kidney stones in men?

Helps to pass them: Flomax (tamsulosin) dilates the ureter as well as the bladder neck. Ureteral dilatation makes it easier for small stones top pass, that is how it helps with kidney stones. Often makes intervention for ureteral stones unnecessary.

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I weigh 90kg & have been on Tamsulosin for 3 wks to help kidney stone pass. No longer need to take it - how long before it is fully out of my system?

I weigh 90kg & have been on Tamsulosin for 3 wks to help kidney stone pass. No longer need to take it - how long before it is fully out of my system?

Tamsulosin: Generally medication is cleared from the system and for half-lives. With a half-life of 15 hours that means tamsulosin should be cleared from your system within three days

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Why flomax (tamsulosin) is used in kidney stones patients?

Ureter: Because it causes the smooth muscle of the ureter to relax, making it easier for stone to pass if it is not too big.

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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.

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28yr old husband was on flomax (tamsulosin) for a kidney stone 3 weeks ago. Now he can't last very long in the bedroom. Normal side effect and will it go away soon?

28yr old husband was on flomax (tamsulosin) for a kidney stone 3 weeks ago. Now he can't last very long in the bedroom. Normal side effect and will it go away soon?

Drug effect unlikely: Use of Flomax (tamsulosin) may enhance kidney stone passage. Flomax (tamsulosin) should not be affecting ejaculation after 48 hours from the last dose. Flomax (tamsulosin) has the potential side effect of delaying ejaculation. If your husband had that experience and was unaware of the side effect, it may have created anxiety which can be affect ejaculation, particularly premature ejaculation. Communication and education may help.

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How to get rid of kidney stones (like now) took flomax (tamsulosin) / asprine / still lots of pain

How to get rid of kidney stones (like now) took flomax (tamsulosin) / asprine / still lots of pain

Kidney stones: Depending on the size of the stone, you may need surgical intervention, see a urologist.

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One dr said Flomax (tamsulosin) dose for kidney stones is. 4 mg once a day until the stone passes. So how many days should the prescription be for? 30? Any generics?

One dr said Flomax (tamsulosin) dose for kidney stones is. 4 mg once a day until the stone passes. So how many days should the prescription be for? 30? Any generics?

Tamsulosin: Tamsulosin Hydrochloride is generic form of Flomax (tamsulosin). Reasonable prescription would be for 30 days, however, you can stop taking it if & when stone is either passed or removed. Good Luck

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Dr Knight, I was on FloMax (tamsulosin) for the period of time I was passing a stubborn 2mm kidney stone. Came off FloMax (tamsulosin) 4 days ago. Lots of bladder pain. Normal?

Here are some...: A 2-mm stone should usually pass spontaneously and Flomax (tamsulosin) helps its passage but not 100%. Largely, some 75-85% of stones

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Kidney stone in ureter at bladder opening. 4x10mm long. What should I do too pass it? Taking flomax (tamsulosin). Have pain in urethra. No side pain

Kidney stone in ureter at bladder opening. 4x10mm long. What should I do too pass it? Taking flomax (tamsulosin). Have pain in urethra. No side pain

Here are some. ..: Have you passed urinary stone before? If so, what was the size of stone, and how soon? A 4x10mm stone is bigger than the size of

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My kidney stone is 4mm x 1cm long. Had it CT scanned & it has an inch of ureter to still pass thru. Is it going to pass to my bladder? Taking flomax (tamsulosin)

Here are some...: If the degree of hydronephrosis - kidney dilation - is acceptable, you may wait and see with Flomax (tamsulosin) since this stone has already worked its way down thus far although the very end of ureter is the most difficult point to pass through. However, generally speaking, a stone suck a the same spot for more than 2-3 weeks will become less likely to pass; then intervention to remove it is reasonable.

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more