Tamsulosin flomax

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Avatar m tn I've never taken Flomax, but my urologist informs me that taking it now may benefit passing a calculus in the distal ureter. I had my last of two cataract surgeries with astigamism correction and Torec lens implants 2 months ago. I understand IFIS may occur during or post-surgery in patients already taking tamsulosin, which the surgeon needs to be aware of. However, I'm assuming it is safe to take Flomax 2 months after successful cataract surgery? Thank you.
Avatar m tn Probably not, since the phacoemulsification handpiece still has to be used to aspirate the cataract. A potential advantage of the femtosecond laser is that it will soften the hard nucleus, and allow it to be emulsified or aspirated more easily. Not everyone who is on or who has taken Flomax develops IFIS (intraoperative floppy iris syndrome), but it occurs with the fluid currents in the eye during the emulsification of the cataract nucleus, or the irrigation-aspiration of the cortex.
Avatar m tn Hello, Flomax contains tamsulosin which is to given after prostate removal to improve your urinary stream, to start 3 days before the catheter removal and to continue for a total of 7 days. Flomax is given to reduce nocturnal polyuria but it is not prescribed lifelong and the cause of polyuria needs to be found out. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar m tn 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.
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.
Avatar m tn Both times I failed, and had to be recath’d The third test is coming up soon. I’ve been on Flomax/Tamsulosin and Finasteride for nearly 2 months now, My current catheter is 18 Fr Foley. I empty about 1500cc per day. But starting a few weeks ago I can also urinate, under control, OUTSIDE the catheter 25 to 50cc each time I feel the need to urinate. It’s not strong urge, but I do feel it. At those times all I do is sit down on the toilet and relax the (sphincter urethrae?
1831849 tn?1383231992 I saw my urologist he other day and she said that she now like Rapaflo (slidosin) more than Flomax (tamsulosin) for urinary hesitancy. Both are designed to address benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). I know the primary audience is men, but there are women who take tamsulosin for urinary hesitancy. I was taking the max dose of tamsulosin, .8mg/day. I'm now taking 8mg Rapaflo/day. I'm told that it will take 4-5 days to see the full benefit if Rapaflo and I'm now on day 3. So far so good.
Avatar m tn I was on Flomax(Tamsulosin) last year and for four months, it seemed to do a great job of relieving the feeling of not fully emptying my bladder. A slightly elarged prostate and imflammed blasder wall had been identified by my uro. At the same time I was on sertraline to help with general stress and anxiety. However within a month or so of stopping the sertraline, the urinary symptoms seemed to return e.g.
Avatar m tn Hi, How are you? Flomax (tamsulosin) is a selective alpha blocker used for treating BPH. One of the side effects of this drug is retrograde ejaculation. Normally, the sphincter of the bladder contracts and the ejaculate goes to the urethra. But in retrograde ejaculation the sphincter does not function properly. Once you stop using this drug it’s effect on the sphincter also fades off.
284078 tn?1282620298 A new landmark study has shown that men taking Flomax (tamsulosin) have twice the risk of serious complications after cataract surgery. The study out of Canada collected data on over 96,000 men who had cataract surgery. The higher risk of complications was found in the men taking Flomax within14 days of the surgery, but not in men taking other medications for BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Avatar m tn Jayln is a combination drug containing (Avodart®) and tamsulosin (Flomax®). It is used to treat BPH... enlarged prostate.
Avatar m tn Age 74, male. Will taking FloMax (tamsulosin) for BPH limit or eliminate any IOL choices for cataract surgery? Would I be better off to just take Avodart or Proscar rather than my current prescription combination (Jalyn) of FloMax and Avodart?
Avatar m tn Urine Report Normal Sonography normal, Prostate shape, size, kideny shape size evrthing came out normal, my urologist prescribed me Flodart (internationally known as Flomax and it contains ' tamsulosin '. My urologist also prescribed zerodol SP, oflomac, pantodoc. I mastrubated 2 hours ago and I enjoyed it but no semen came out! Only after doing a research on the internet, I see that is Retrograde Ejeculation and tamsulosin is known to cause this. I have taken 3 of them so far of 0.4 mg.
Avatar m tn Hi, How are you? Avodart (dutasteride) or Flomax (tamsulosin) are two groups of drugs with different mechanism of action used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. BPH is usually common in men over the age of 40 years. Enlarged prostrate needs continuous treatment if with medications or a one time surgical treatment. If left untreated BPH, causes increased urinary frequency, urgency, recurrent UTI’s etc. Consult a urologist before starting the medication. Best.
Avatar n tn I get them all the time and take Tamsulosin (Flomax). Hopefully your doctor instructed you to drink PLENTY of water (3L-5L/day) until you pass the stone. Did he? If not, DRINK LOTS OF WATER. The mild burning sensation comes with the territory, but drinking plenty of fluids will help dilute your urine. I wouldn't worry too much about it, unless it persists after you pass the stone. Post back and let us know how you make out.
Avatar n tn Having done some research before recieving your reply, I did come across information regarding the use of tamsulosin, also known as Flomax, being used for orgasmic pain. The only problem is if you are on Viagra therapy you cannot take Flomax because of the interactions. You can stop the Viagra but then taking Flomax will be of no use if you are not able to acheive an erection without Viagra.
Avatar m tn can l take these pills together NEXUM 40MG 1 IN THE AM TAMSULOSIN = FLOMAX .
186606 tn?1263513790 cc/nQwGq SAN ANTONIO, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings from a new study show that patients with ureteral stones who received either tamsulosin, sold in the U.S. as Flomax(R) (tamsulosin hydrochloride), or nifedipine were able to clear stone fragments faster than patients who did not receive either drug following shock wave therapy.
Avatar n tn Well, to cut a long story short after 4 weeks of huffing and puffing and not passing a stone and a few x-rays they took me in for a ureteroscopy, this time finding no stone and discharging me telling me to take tamsulosin (Flomax), only for me to pass a stone the night after the scope (Saturday). I called in and dropped off the stone at the hospital and they told me they would get back to me about what to do....
Avatar m tn Currently on Jalyn (dutasteride & tamsulosin) daily which has worked very well in reducing BPH symtoms. Before the Jayln, I was taking just the FloMax which was not really satisfactory. Would like to eliminate the Flomax. The Proscar (Finasteride) has an available generic, but the Avodart would require staying with the brand and its higher costs. Is there really any advantage of Proscar vs Avodart?
Avatar n tn Hello, Flomax contains tamsulosin which is used for benign prostatic hyperplasia. The time for maximum concentration is reached by 4 to 5 hours under fasting conditions and by 6 to 7 hours when these capsules are administered with food. So you should have the effect soon. If you have the symptoms even after 10 days of treatment, talk to your urologist as you may need dose enhancement. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn 9mm, it is passable without surgery, and the most effective medication to help it along is called tamsulosin (Flomax).
Avatar f tn Should I take these meds even though the Flomax (tamsulosin) is not approved for women? Also considering my past medical history Im scared to take either meds, should I? History- Irritable bowel syndrome, (past)stomach ulcers, smoker, and just diagnosed with Fibrous Dysplasia (still finding out more information and getting more testing, health problems with this also started in Feb.
Avatar m tn If you aren't taking Flomax (tamsulosin), you might ask your doctor for it -- it dilates the muscles of the distal ureter and helps stones pass quicker. If you were my patient and needed ureteroscopy, I would not be likely to leave a stent. Studies show that in an uncomplicated ureteroscopy, a stent is probably not needed.
2143924 tn?1341903318 Hello, For kidney pain you may take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen or naproxen .Few doctors also recommend Tamsulosin (Flomax)to speed the passage of stones. The size and location of ureter stones are the most important factors for predicting the spontaneous passage of the stone. Lithotripsy is a good option for stones 1 cm or less in the kidney and upper ureter. Consult a nephrologist for more queries and assistance. Hope it helped. Best luck and regards!
Avatar m tn 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. It would be better, however, to consult your urologist regarding a change in prescription in view of the side effects caused by the finasteride.
Avatar f tn Our family doctor told my husband as long as he could handle urinating a lot he shouldn't take meds like Tamsulosin which he is now on. Obviously, it was very bad information. His bladder is now so tight and will not expand as it should any longer that he also can't hold much urine to begin with. Some doctors should not be in medicine. There is nothing that can be done for him now.
Avatar f tn I'm going to start by listing the medications I'm on seeing as people have said before it could be the meds. Tamsulosin (Subst- Flomax) Ketorolac (Subst- - Toradol) Ondansetron (Subst- - Zofran ODT) The issue I am having us with ejaculating no sperm comes out when I do. I have been told the Tamsulosin could be causing that (My friends mom she's a nurse) would this be a valid answer. I have never had a kidney stone before and have never experienced this issue before.
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.