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

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Expulsive therapy

Pts with small stones show increased rates of stone passage on flomax (tamsulosin).
..Helps ureter push out stone.

In brief: Expulsive therapy

Pts with small stones show increased rates of stone passage on flomax (tamsulosin).
..Helps ureter push out stone.
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