Flomax side effects

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Hello, Flomax is used for the treatment of BPH and if you are having side effects to this drug then you can use other alpha blockers like doxazosin, terazosin, alfuzosin or 5 alpha reductase inhibitors like finasteride and dutasteride. Effects may take longer to appear than alpha blockers, but they persist for many years. But they are available under prescription and should always be taken under a medical guidance. I sincerely hope that helps.
Hello, Flomax is used for the treatment of BPH and if you are having side effects to this drug then you can use other alpha blockers like doxazosin, terazosin, alfuzosin or 5 alpha reductase inhibitors like finasteride and dutasteride. Effects may take longer to appear than alpha blockers, but they persist for many years. But they are available under prescription and should always be taken under a medical guidance. I sincerely hope that helps.
Are there side effects associated with stopping the medication Flomax. I have not taken them in about a week and I'm not feeling quite right.
I have taken Flomax for a week, and am very weary of the side effects. It effects my vision - I can feel it in my eyes. It dulls my brain, I can feel it in my head. It caused the ringing in my ears to get worse. I've had minor chest pain for a few days. All of these are on the list of side effects.
Hello, Every drug has its own side effects and Flomax (tamsulosin) is no exception. However it has been reported that treatment with FLOMAX capsules for up to 12 months had no significant effect on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and does not effect prostate. It effect the vision and may cause blurred vision but that is found in only 0.2- 2% of the patients.
It is true that flomax is an alpha blocker and can lower blood pressure. This is especially true in light of the other cardiac medications you are taking. It is difficult to quantify the risk. There is no absolute contraindication between flomax and the other medications you are taking. I would suggest taking it at night, so that the side effects (i.e. dizziness and light headedness) are minimized.
(Almost every medication used in the USA will have blurred vision listed as a rare problem). Flomax can cause other side effects and you should read the prescribing information that accompanied your medication carefully. I am pleased to hear that your cataract/intraocular implant surgery was successful.
I can't use Flomax or other Alpha Blockers due to side effects -- disturbed sleep. Uroxatral even cause me to sleepwalk, waking when I fell flat on my face! Separately, due to a Vitamin D deficiency, my doc put me on 50,000 units per week for 8 weeks, followed by biweekly doses. And guess what...the Vitamin D almost instantly "cured" the BPH.
I can't use Flomax or other alpha blockers due to side effects -- disturbed sleep. Uroxatral even caused me to sleepwalk 15 feet from a nap on the sofa one evening, waking when I fell flat on my face in the next room! Separately, due to a Vitamin D deficiency my doc found, he put me on 50,000 units Vitamin D per week for 8 weeks, followed by biweekly doses. And guess what...the Vitamin D almost instantly "cured" the BPH.
Prostatitis is usually not a side effect of use of flomax, indeed it can happen due to BPH, for which flomax is used as treatment. It would be better to get prostrate examination done by a urologist and take opinion for surgery for resolving these symptoms. Choice of antibiotics depends upon the kind of organism affecting the prostrate. Best.
, where normal for him means slow urination due to long standing BHP, but not as slow, painful, and dribbling as with Flomax. We are just guessing that the way Flomax works by relaxing muscles is causing these effects. (Could the enlarged prostate end up pressing even more on muscles?? I realize these are just guesses: I have looked at a lot of medical sites, but this does not look like to be listed as a side effect!
Is Peyronies a possible side effect of Flomax or Avodart?
This has had the opposite effect by making me need to urinate more than before the Dextrol. Has anyone seen/had these side effects? I have another appt with urologist in 9 days. Just looking to see if this is expected or out of the ordinary. Thanks for any help and/or suggestions.
Needless to say, I found this to be disconcerting, and discovered (through onling research) that a decrease in semen production was a common side effect of Flomax. But, I kept on using this combination hoping things would improve with the semen. Needless to say, after approximately 3 weeks, I had the same experience, but this time followed by pain in my lower abdomen (during the end of orgasm sensations).
Even if patients have been off of Flomax for a several years, I still include them in my Flomax protocol group since the iris effects of Flomax do not necessarily go away when the drug is stopped. For my patients getting ready for cataract surgery, I ask them to stop Flomax for 2 weeks prior to surgery. In the operating room, we often utilize intraocular epinephrine solution to dilate and stiffen the iris, and alway use a thicker viscoelastic agent to hold the iris in its place.
Hi and sorry about your father, I just looked up side effects and flomax and it said see a physician right away if you get fainting, so it could be the flomax and is a serious side effect. He needs to get in to see a physician right away. It can also be the blood pressure med that is making his blood pressure go too low possibly. Both things need to be checked. I'm also very sorry about your mother. This is a lot to deal with.
Hi Worried, Have you looked up the side effects of flomax, you should because what your getting is there.
Hi, Thanks for writing in. The common side effects of Flomax are abnormal ejaculation patterns which include premature ejaculation, retrograde ejaculation etc. Withdrawal from Flomax can resume normal ejaculatory function. There are no studies supporting how much time it takes to resume normal ejaculatory function as it varies from patient to patient and is dose dependent. Consult a urologist for further assistance. Best.
http://www.drugs.com/sfx/flomax-side-effects.html). If it persists, it is best that you inform your doctor about this also for proper management. A change of medication or dosage may be indicated. Take care and do keep us posted.
Unfortunately Flomax (Tansulina) has these side effects affecting libido and impotency. They say lt only applies to small percentage but I do not believe that is the case. I stopped it after two weeks when I discovered in many cases the side effects became permanent. I went on Finasteride which shrinks the prostate and helped the flow but stopped it after a year as I felt I did not need it any more. Side effects are similar to Tansulina but fortunately seem to go after stopping this drug.
Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! Abnormal ejaculation is one of the side effects of Flomax. It is therefore advisable to stop this and switch to another medication. Maybe you can consult another urologist or discuss with your present one. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Priapism happens sometimes, and Flomax has been known to cause it as a side effect. Flomax is not unique with this side effect. Drugs that can cause it most often are antihypertensives, antipsychotics (e.g., chlorpromazine, clozapine), antidepressants (most notably trazodone), anticoagulants. Your drug list, spelled correctly, is: Flomax, morphine, Phenergan, lorazepam, ibuprofen, Prilosec, and doxycycline if you want to read up on them individually.
The doc put me on pain meds and Flomax. Pain meds took care of my pain in the side, flomax helped the burny pee and urgency. I started doing OK. So, he took me off of the Flomax and the same old stuff came right back. You think the stone is still there or that I am having lasting after effects?
Most likely neither one is possible for me. If the drugs help with urination, I would remain on them and gladly take the side effects of sexual dysfunction. Currently I will have to decide whether I will remain with the suprapubic catheter or will have a surgery to alter the flow of urine. This would mean closing the urethra to the penis and having a dry stoma created on the abdominal wall that I can self cath again.
How long after taking Flomax should the stone pass??/ The side effects of Flomax are so bad, I want to get off them. How do I know that flomax is working. If I get off the Flomax, how much longer can it take to pass the 4 mm .stonePLease help me, any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Dizziness, unusual weakness, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, or runny nose, fainting, vision changes, sexual problems (difficulty ejaculating, decreased interest in sex), fast heartbeat etc are the usual side effects of flomax. But they can rarely develop after such a prolonged use. Consult a urologist for further help. Best.
After some internet research came across Supplement called Prostate care that cures prostatitis without having prescription side effects. I tried taking it full dose 2 pills /day and I noticed it helped. When I would stop the supplement or reducing the dose to one pill/day it would come back after 4-5 weeks. As soon as I start taking the full dose again, it goes back to normal. I would have no pain and waking up middle of the night is to one time or sometimes not even once.
What is the most important information I should know about Flomax? Flomax can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. You may feel dizzy when getting up from a sitting or lying position. Avoid standing up too quickly to keep from falling. Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase dizziness caused by Flomax. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to sulfa drugs.
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