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What Effect Does Flomax Have On Cataracts
None: Flomax does not cause cataracts to progress more quickly or more slowly. The reason that the ads on tv tell patients to alert their doctor is so that the surgeon can have extra measures on hand during cataract surgery. Floppy iris can be dealt with in the o.R. With special medicines and artificial iris holders, so patients on Flomax should not stop the medicine for cataract surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Floppy iris syndrome: Extended use of Flomax can cause atrophy of the iris muscles resulting in improper dilation of the pupil during cataract surgery. This situation can be addressed if the surgeon knows about the Flomax use beforehand. Stopping the Flomax prior to the surgery makes little difference if it has been used for a while. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will i need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment?
Is there much difference between 0.4 and 0.8 of tamsulosin (flomax) - find the 0.4 has lost its effect on me?
Twice as much: Taking twice the dose of tamsulosin can make a fair amount of difference for some people, but often it just increases the amount of lightheadedness (orthostatic hypotension). If 0.4mg has lost its effect, it's worth trying the double dose. If it doesn't work, see your urologist to discuss other options. ...Read more
I have terrible starburst around light even in the daylight after cataract surgery. What can I do to reduce that effect?
Will taking flomax effect my chances of getting my wife pregnant? I'm already noticing some ejaculatory issues
Male infertility: Terazosin (hytrin), tamsulosin (flomax) and alfuzosin (uroxatral)--often taken for symptoms of enlarged prostate--can cause.Retrograde ejaculation, in which the sperm ejaculate and prostatic fluid move backwards at the time of orgasm instead of forward. Usually this effect is obvious due to reduced volume of ejaculate. This will lower your changes of getting your partner pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just started dulera. Was on symbicort. Is side-effect profile similar? Any more likely to have sinus symptoms on dulera? How about cataracts?
Very close: I don't think the side effect profile is any different between the two but the actual side effects will be depended on the total dose of steroid included. There is a minor risk for cataracts with any inhaled steroid but this is a minor issue when compared to uncontrolled asthma. As for response, some people do prefer one over another- a toss-up. ...Read more
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which should normally be clear. Cataracts are usually painless and develop slowly, causing a gradual worsening of vision. Cataracts will affect the vision of most individuals by the time they are at the age of 75, but risk factors speeding up their development include diabetes, too much exposure to UV light (sunlight), ...Read more
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