Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with an enlarged prostate?

Flomax (tamsulosin) Flomax (tamsulosin) will not help reduce the size of an enlarged prostate. It may help reduce some of the symptoms of having an enlarged prostate such as frequency, urgency, incomplete emptying and nocturia.

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Using flomax (tamsulosin) for enlarged prostate. Do super beta and saw palmetto both shrink the prostate? Please be specific about benefits of each.

Mo. Nothing that you mentioned shrinks the prostate. Flomax only relaxes the smoothe muscle component of the prostate. Otc products largely are ineffective. Prescription Proscar or Avodart (dutasteride) are the only drugs that actually shrink the prostate. Read more...

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 (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? .

I . I agree---going off the medicine does not good. Just let your doctor know that you are on it and he can take the necessary operative precaustions during the surgery. Don't let this stop you from having the surgery that will improve your vision. Read more...
Flomax (tamsulosin) . Flomax (tamsulosin) is the most commonly prescribed drug to treat prostate enlargement, or benign prostate hyperplasia (bph). Flomax (tamsulosin) and other drugs in the alpha-blocker class decrease the need to urinate in the middle of the night. Flomax (tamsulosin) does not adversely affect the eye or vision, but it does adversely affect cataract surgery by preventing the pupil to adequately dilate during the procedure. This condition has been coined intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (ifis). Ifis has been associated with an increased complication rate during cataract surgery. It is very important for the patient to advise their ophthalmologist that they are taking Flomax (tamsulosin) if they are to undergo cataract surgery. In my practice, i take the following steps to insure an excellent surgical outcome: + discontinue Flomax (tamsulosin) several weeks prior to surgery, if possible. +prescribe a long acting dilating drops 1 week prior to surgery. +use a dilating medication in the eye during surgery. +use a new device called the malyugin ring during cataract surgery in order to ensure adequate pupil dilation. Recent television commercials touting the effectiveness of Flomax (tamsulosin) state the following warning: “Flomax (tamsulosin) is an excellent prostate medication, and there is no need for patients to avoid it or stop taking it out of concern over eye problems. However, the key is for patients to inform their ophthalmologist when they are taking this or any other prostate drugs prior to eye surgery.” i will add some controversary to this post by suggesting that any patient who is about to be prescribed Flomax (tamsulosin) see their ophthalmologist before starting flomax (tamsulosin). If even a small cataract is noted, i would advise its removal before starting the flomax (tamsulosin). I am convinced this will lead to a much safer surgical outcome! Read more...
I . I perform ~1500 cataract surgeries per year and see many patients on Flomax (tamsulosin) and similar medications that cause floppy iris syndrome. It should be noted that stopping Flomax (tamsulosin) does not prevent iris from becoming floppy. For this reason, I do not ask my patients to stop taking their medications. The key to performing cataract surgery on patients with Flomax (tamsulosin) is to minimizing manipulation of the iris and to perform the surgery as quickly as possible. The patient should ask how many patients on Flomax (tamsulosin) their ophthalmologist have performed. Read more...

Have enlarged prostate levaquin & flomax (tamsulosin) for 1 month now I pee but nothing really comes out what's up? Cancer? I'm 26

Rare in young. What , you are only 26 , you have enlarged prostate on Levaquin (levofloxacin) & flowmax , then is a reportable case , you must see your doctor to find out what exactly is your problem , and good luck. Read more...
If the profile. Is right and you are only 26, you need to see a urologist ffor a cystoscopy. You were treated for prostatitis. If you are not voiding normally, there needs to be an inspections and assessment of what is blocking urinary flow. Read more...

Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Is a mix of saw palmetto. 320mg and bets-sitosterol 100mg, pumpkin seed, corn silk, pygeum a good mix for enlarged prostate?

See below. There is conflicting and contradictory research about the benefits of supplements for prostate symptoms. Saw palmetto most studied. Despite much anecdotal evidence suggesting benefit(s) from the supplements you mention, high quality and more reliable research seem to indicate that these supplements have little or no benefit for reducing bph-related symptoms. Very high placebo response. Read more...