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Avatar n tn Hi, TURP involves resection of the prostate to reduce the excess prostatic tissue and following TURP, there should be no further need for Flomax. Flomax is an alpha-blocker and relaxes the sphincter muscles and aids smooth voiding of urine. If your husband has difficulty in passing urine due to relaxation problems at the sphincter, he can continue to take the Flomax if it has been so advised by his urologist. Any doubt with regard to medication is best addressed with the treating doctor.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn Do I take this medication now while I am in pain and trying to pass the kidney stone..... Or do I wait to take it just to get it out of my bladder? I lost my prescription information paper and today is Sunday all offices are closed :-( This is a new medication for me.
Avatar m tn I have recently been taking flomax for kidney stones two days ago. Last night when duing sexual intimacy when I orgasimed there was no semen at all! It feels like I am just busting off a big one but there is absolutely nothing! The same thing happend tonight. Me and my girlfriend are getting kind of worried. Is this a normal side effect? And if it is how long does it normally last?... I mean its not something that can cause serious or permanent damage is it? PLEASE HELP ME!
63984 tn?1385441539 Since then many other research papers have validated their observation that patients taking Flomax (tamsulosin) frequently are difficult to operate on due to the pupil not dilating widely, becoming smaller during surgery and so flaccid that it protrudes out the surgical incision (iris prolapse). The most common reason for taking flomax is benign prostatic hypertrophy. Flomax is an alpha blocker.
233622 tn?1279338505 Anyone using this medication? It has helped me a lot. Betaseron going SO MUCH better than Avonex. So glad I changed.
Avatar m tn I have BPH, and have managed it for the past few decades without any medication. Unexpectedly, 2 months ago I had my first Acute Urinary Retention episode, which I think was triggered by some “ejaculatory stress”. A series of catheterization and 2 more AUR’s followed, one after the other. Twice now I have removed the catheter (at doctor’s direction) to see if I could urinate without it. Both times I failed, and had to be recath’d The third test is coming up soon.
Avatar m tn It would be unusual though to have this production reduced down to zero unless the man was ejaculating very often. In general terms Flomax is a useful medication with very few side-effects..
Avatar m tn I visited a doctor today and he immediately diagnosed me with BPH and suggested Flomax to combat it enthusiastically. I received the prescription for a generic version but cannot find anyone else my age with this condition with a documented experience of how the medicine worked for them, just many horror stories of side effects being annoying, painful or even near fatal, and the actual prostate issue frequently not even being fixed.
Avatar n tn Over the past year I have had several instances of urinary hesitancy (in addition to the urgency/frequency issue which almost always exists). They seemed to be provoked by taking some other medication (such as loperamide) and this has never happened "all by itself"- my neurologist concluded that I have a very sensitive bladder that can easily be provoked. These episodes have never been severe enough to require catheterization or anything like that, and urecholine has helped some.
1976711 tn?1327342974 3/24/2012 - Started Flomax. Dr Asase says it may lower blood pressure some. If too low ask Dr Mild to reduce dosage of other blood pressure medications.
Avatar n tn A week later, I saw a urologist, and he said that the first thing he wants to try is to put me on Flomax to relax my ureter and see if I pass the stone spontaneously. At first I just went along with this, because he's the doctor, but then I started to think about it more... I have a tube in my kidney draining it, meaning theres no pressure to force the stone out... is a little Flomax really expected to do the trick?
Avatar n tn He takes 5 mg blood pressure med and he takes Flomax daily. When he first started taking Flomax; which he needs to be able to urinate or as he says to keep his plumbing working, anyway, he would have dizzy spells. His doctor said this was normal, a side effect of Flomax. But now lately he has been passing out; I think that is unusual for any medication and I'm worried there may be something else going on. He will not go to see the doctor because he also thinks it's because of the Flomax.
Avatar n tn 15 My very close friends doctor prescribed Flomax and Cardura for prostate problems. This has caused a lowering change in his blood pressure from approximately 120/60 to 95/50 and drastic pulse rate change from 60 BPM to 120 BPM. His doctors have done many tests cannot find any reason for this excessive increase in his pulse rate. Do you have information or suggestions as to what can be done as he has no other simptems.
Avatar n tn Do you know of a medication with less side effects than Flomax, that is not hard on the liver and doesn't cause loss of strength, drowsiness, and confusion, for relieving the symptoms of BPH? If you do know of one or more, please provide me with the brand and generic names of these medications, and if you have a print out on the side effects.
Avatar n tn One month ago, I had a bladder retention of 862 ccs. I started Flomax at that time. I now have a retention of 600 ccs , less straining and more flow. I saw a urologist last week and he suggested TURP with a supra pubic tube. I asked if medication that shrinks the prostate (Avadart) would be an alternative and he said that Flomax shrinks the prostate and it isn't working. I have normal kidney function, however, they are inflamed ,as are the ureters.
Avatar f tn As I am not a urologist, I cannot speak from personal experience. Flomax is a medication that helps decrease the size of the prostate. It is used in cases of benign prostatic hypertrophy. I surmise that Flomax is needed to shrink the prostate to make passing the catheter in or out easier. Shrinking the prostate would also make one less impediment to urination.
Avatar n tn I have been experiencing retrograde ejaculation from taking Flomax and Uroxatral for several years for an enlarged prostrate. If I stop taking the medication will normal ejaculation return? If so, how long will it take?
Avatar m tn It is likely that you will be asked to discontinue this medication while being transferred to another drug. Discontinuing flomax will result in restoration of normal climax with ejaculation if the drug is indeed the cause of the problem. Do discuss this matter with your urologist. If you are not concerned about fertility, it is not a condition that requires immediate attention.
Avatar n tn I have been experiencing retrograde ejaculation from taking Flomax and Uroxatral for several years. Will normal ejaculation return if I stop the medication? How long will it take?
Avatar m tn I was just diagnosed with prostatitis & prescribed Levaquin for the infection + Avodart & Flomax. My 1st Dr. visit was last week and although no infection was found, the Dr. prescribed a Z-pack just in case. Well, the urinary problem (flow) got worse & then got better, but not all the way normal. I went back to Dr. today & urine test confirmed infection & DRE confirmed inflamed prostate. Dr.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn He takes 5 mg blood pressure med and he takes Flomax daily. When he first started taking Flomax; which he needs to be able to urinate or as he says to keep his plumbing working, anyway, he would have dizzy spells. His doctor said this was normal, a side effect of Flomax. But now lately he has been passing out; I think that is unusual for any medication and I'm worried there may be something else going on. He will not go to see the doctor because he also thinks it's because of the Flomax.
Avatar n tn My husband has been diagnosed with BPH and is currently taking Flomax to help him urinate. When we try to have sex, everything is working good except when he gets to the orgasm/ejaculation it is to say the least anti-climatic with very little ejaculation. He asked his urologist what it could be and he said it was probably a lack of testosterone, but his blood test for testosterone levels were normal. Urologist didn't have any other suggestions... any ideas out there?
Avatar n tn Dear Izzy, Flomax is an alpha blocker that helps relax the smooth muscle of the prostate gland. This medication has no effect on urethral scar or strictures. The information provided in this forum is presented for general educational purposes only. Specific questions you have pertaining to your health should always be directed to your personal physician. Sincerely, HFHS M.D.
Avatar m tn 1. Do not stop taking avodart. That medication and other like it such as flomax can cause "floppy iris syndrome" here's the deal even if you stop it can still happen so don't stop. The eye surgeon needs to know ahead of time you're on the medicine so special drops and techniques can be used. 2. Swimming is BAD after surgery and should be avoided. I ask my patients not to swim for 6 weeks. There are lots of other exercises like walking or cycling that you can do after a few days.
Avatar n tn Age 64, with flomax I experience no pleasure with my orgasms. Is this because of the retrograd ejac. or is it a side effect of the medication? I may need to have surgery to improve my urinary flow, but retrograde ejac is a common outcome of these surgeries, and I need to know if I am at risk for losing my orgasm pleasure . I do see an occasional posting of men who have lost their pleasure after these surgeries, with no recourse.
Avatar n tn I don't believe your medication will reduce any actual discomfort you'll feel, as it's not a pain killer. I take Flomax daily now and have for about 1 1/2 years, and it sure doesn't do anything for lessening kidney stone pain. It does, as I understand it, make it easier to pass a stone though and through that may therefore make the length of your pain less. Good Luck and please let us know.
186606 tn?1263513790 It may increase dizziness caused by Flomax. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to sulfa drugs. You may also be allergic to Flomax. Flomax can affect the pupils of your eyes during cataract surgery. If you have cataract surgery during your treatment with Flomax, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using this medication. Do not stop using Flomax before surgery unless your surgeon tells you to.