Flomax medication side effects

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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.
63984 tn?1385441539 (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.
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 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. As someone who's also an anxiety sufferer, I'm now terrified to start the prescription and don't know what to do. Can anyone help me?
Avatar n tn 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.
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 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.
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 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!
Avatar m tn 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.
186606 tn?1263513790 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.
Avatar m tn Hi, How long have you been on the finasteride for baldness? Finasteride has certain side effects, one of which is erectile dysfunction. Even small amounts of finasteride can cause this side effect. Other medication for an enlarged prostate to minimize urinary frequency include tamsulosin. You can try Flomax or Urotel and see how you respond to these agents which work at the bladder level.
Avatar n tn It even works better than Flomax! Do you know why this herb is so good for the prostate? Are their any side effects....I have noticed I am breathing better and also sleeping better. I have not used my inhaler since I have been on the sagapro.
Avatar n tn Is it possible the Flomax caused the incident of A.Fib? I have experienced the following symptoms and I wonder if these are side-effects of the Tambocor: mild lethargy, pain in leg muscles, wakefulness at night. I have skipped the Tambocor for three or four days at a time and I think I sleep better and feel more alert when I am not taking it. I do not like to take medications unnecessarily. Do I need to take Tambocor if I no longer have any incidence of A.Fib?
Avatar m tn Discontinue Advil at the earliest. Switch to other medication that does not have prostate side effects. Rule out prostatitis with your urologist. Drink plenty of fluids, in excess of 2000 ml. Increase intake of natural Vitamin C. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods. Do keep us posted on your doubts and progress.
Avatar m tn I have a very good friend who has an enlarged prostate and he takes a medication called "Flomax". This seems to help him a lot. Maybe mention it to your doctor as a possibility for you----- or change doctors! It's your life we are talking about here and the quality of your life. There is no reason for needless suffering in my opinion.
Avatar n tn Uroxatral is a similar drug that may be as effective as regards voiding but has a much lower incidence of this untoward effect. Also, check out the untoward effects (side effects) of each of his medications, in particular his blood pressure meds, and see if one of these needs to be changed. Good luck! S.A. Liroff, M.D.
284078 tn?1282620298 She had developed an acute myopic shift from a choroidal effusion which pushed the lens/iris diaphram forward. Fortunately, God was on her side because she was smart enough to stop the Topamax and go to the emergency room before she developed an attack of acute narrow angle glaucoma (symptoms severe eye pain, headache, nausea, vomiting, almost complete vision loss.
Avatar n tn But the insomnia was miserable so I called my doctor to ask if there was anything I could do for the side effects, so he switched me to 3 wks of doxycycline, which I started taking immediately. Now I sleep OK but after two days the symptoms are back in full force. I'm wondering if I made a mistake in switching. Have others had similar experiences? Is doxy just slower to take effect?
Avatar n tn A low dose of any medication is considered safer during first use as the chances of any reactions and side effects are less and are easier to manage. The manufacturer recommends that you use only two doses within a 24-hour period. Using the higher dose should be discussed with your prescribing doctor as there are variations in individual responses to any drug. The UTI could have been the result of introducing external bacteria into the urethra and not flushing it soon after.
Avatar m tn Nerve damage caused by abdominal trauma, pelvic trauma, or surgery Bladder stones Drug side effects Neurological disease (e.g., multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, spinal cord lesions) Bladder cancer or prostate cancer Other conditions can produce symptoms similar to overactive bladder, including urinary tract infection (UTI) and normal pressure hydrocephalus. “ Since you mention very clear urine, I would also look at the possibility od diabetes insipidus.
Avatar m tn I did not experience sexual side effects from the medication. I did however end up with ED after my surgery.
Avatar n tn Bactrim (or septra) does help alot of people with resolve symptoms, but it also can cause some nasty side effects too. Check out the website so you have heads up in case side effects worsen.
Avatar m tn You might need to determine if the side effects from the medication are worth the benefit of getting rid of this sensation. And ask your doc if the side effects get better over time with it for people who take it as sometimes that can happen. By the way, is your prostate enlarged?
Avatar n tn My urologist said that I could get an operation, TERP, or take medication the rest of my life. He stongly recommended the operation even though I had E.D. problems and low testosterone. About a year after the operation I started having excessive bleeding and during my last vist he proscribed Avodart due to an enlarged prostrate ,82, to be taken forever. My testosterone level is 80 without help so I take 200 mg testosterone shots every two weeks.
Avatar m tn Flomax can cause "floppy iris syndrome" (FIS). A small percentage of people on Flomax and a much much smaller % of people that were on Flomax in the past but not on it now have FIS. FIS can make surgery, usually cataract, more difficult as the pupil does not stay dilated. However FIS is now widely recognized and special techniques have been devised to deal with the floppy, contracting iris.
Avatar n tn I was on a drug called Flomax for my prostate, this drug relaxes the muscles of the prostate, but it is also used to treat high blood pressure.. The side effects were immediate, I could hardly get it up and I had hardly any semen coming out. I've since switched to a different med with no problems.
Avatar m tn My doctor gave me Flomax,but I had bad side effects from it and he stopped it. He never did answer me when I asked him if there was another medication I could take without the bad side-effects. Do you know of another med I could take that wouldn't cause the bad side effects ? And would my prostate cause the pain in my back and lower intestines ? Its like a burning pain.
Avatar m tn ◦ Surgery on certain parts of the bladder ◦ Extensive pelvic surgery, especially to treat cancer of the prostate, testicles, colon or rectum ◦ Staging surgery for cancer in the pelvis or lower abdomen (this surgery removes lymph nodes in the pelvis and lower abdomen to help determine how far cancer has spread) ◦ Certain types of surgery on the discs and vertebrae of the lower spine • Nerve damage caused by medical illness — This is especially common in men with multiple sclerosis or w
Avatar n tn Since that time other medications were required, like Cymbalta, Flomax, and a Statin among others. Almost every med has the same side effect of either gaining or losing weight. In my case, like so many others here was gaining. In order to meet my personnel challenge of maintaining 40mg, I need to switch to either the Duragesic patch or Oxicontin. Although they are part of the narcotic family, I have bad side effects with Oxicontin and more so with the patch.