I have a larger than normal kidney stone and it's lodged in the narrowest area of the ureter, I have a stent in place to aid in the passage, but it's not working. The ER doctor prescribed Flomax to help the flow of urine and hopefully help pass the stone, but I am reading that it's not recommended for use in women, which I am. I see a few people have passed large stones with the help of Flomax, but I'm afraid of the side effects and the fact that it's more for use in men with prostate problems. HELP!
28 Sep 2009
Flomax can be used in women to relax the muscles of the bladder and improve urine flow. This may help the passing of your stone. All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. You can view a full and accuate list of Flomax side effects here:http://www.drugs.com/sfx/flomax-side-effects.html
- Flomax Information for Consumers
- Flomax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flomax (detailed)
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