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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

Dr. Gary Pess
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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 for spontaneous passage. If still there after 2-3 weeks of waiting, the odd to pass becomes less and remote. For long-term care, the best care for such stone is to use holmium laser to zap it with or without stent. More detail? Ask the attending urologist timely. ...Read more

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How long before tamsulosin start working?

Days: The effect should be noticeable within 5-7 days ...Read more

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How long does it take for tamsulosin to work?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is an Alpha blocker and work within 24 hours regarding its effects. If given for obstructive voiding then effects are usually seen within 2 days. If taken for a kidney stone then it takes longer but works immediately to relax the ureter to help the stone past. You may not pass the stone but it usually helps the stone progress down the ureter. ...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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Has anyone used flomax (tamsulosin) and do the side effect bother you?

Has anyone used flomax (tamsulosin) and do the side effect bother you?

I do.: I've taken Flomax (tamsulosin) for years, and never experienced any side effects. If you are experiencing a side effect (the most common ones reported are dizziness and runny nose), only you can decide if it bothers you enough to stop the drug. ...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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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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How long till I notice tamsulosin starting to take effect?

Within a day: show if you did not improve, the diagnosis might not be correct. You are very young for a prostate hyperplasia. ...Read more

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How long does it take for flomax (tamsulosin) to take effect?

1-3 days ...: If it works for you, you will see a better urine flow within 1-3 after taking it. If not, one needs to concern about urethral stricture, which can not be relaxed as the prostate urethra by Flomax (tamsulosin) - an alpha-blocker. ...Read more

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How long does it take for flomax (tamsulosin) to begin working? i have for 1 week and not seen improvement

Maybe something else: You should see some improvement with Flomax (tamsulosin) within several days, in most cases. If you are not seeing any improvement, there may be something else going on other than BPH, such as a urethral stricture or some other cause for mechanical obstruction. You should see a urologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My husband has had a bad reaction to flomax (tamsulosin). Is has been about 38 hours since his last dose. How long does for this drug to get out of his system?

My husband has had a bad reaction to flomax (tamsulosin).  Is has been about 38 hours since his last dose.  How long does for this drug to get out of his system?

3.2 days.: The half-life of tamsulosin (flomax) is 15 hours, so in an average 70 kg individual will be completely out of the body in 75 hours. This time could increase if he has problems with his liver, or liver disease such as cirrhosis or hepatitis. Finally, he must avoid all grapefruit and grapefruit juice, since this can slow metabolism of the drug. ...Read more

Flomax (Definition)

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