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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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