User Reviews for Flomax
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Reviews for Flomax to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
"I am currently almost 65 years of age. For several years I suffered off and on with symptoms of BPH (frequent urination, difficulty urinating, weak stream, etc) day and night. Sometimes I would wake up 8-10 times a night for bathroom visits. Not being a person who goes to doctors regularly I tried about every OTC and home remedy I could find. Two months ago I finally visited a doctor and described my condition. He prescribed Flomax and I started noticing improvement within a few weeks of taking it. After about five weeks I was sleeping 6-7 hours between bathroom visits. I have noticed no side effects other than slight occasional headaches which may or may not be related to the use of Flomax. Thank you Flomax!"
Bude (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 4, 2015
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"I found Flomax very effective for increasing the size of my urine flow, and taking away the uncomfortable pressure I felt moments before urinating. I take the lower dose of .4MG, and have found that taking it every-other day is as effective for me as taking it daily."
Rick1360 (taken for less than 1 month) April 22, 2015
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"I had to stop taking Flomax because it made my sinuses completely clogged. I could not sleep because I had to keep my mouth open to breathe, which caused dry mouth and sore throat. Never got any sleep on it. It also caused retrograde ejaculation, where the semen goes back into the bladder instead of out the end of the penis. The short time I was on it helped the urination a little but, but not a lot."
Bert62 September 5, 2014
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"Flomax improved my ability to pee however it also made me listless and I experienced dizziness when changing positions suddenly. After a (1) month trial I am giving it up. For me the benefits are not worth the side effects."
Jim W9 September 1, 2014
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"Flomax works well as for helping to pee. I hope there is another medicine soon because it interferes with sex life and ejaculations is internal. I must admit though it does help in urination. So if you have an active sex life you may want to ask for a different medicine."
tkr (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 28, 2014
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"The flow is better. I had to go to the ER, because I could not pee. They catheterized me, got over 800 cc's from bladder. The ER doctor put me on Flomax, I am on blood pressure meds, and they help, but the pharmacist mentioned that Flomax can cause blood pressure to drop even more, and ask if I have a blood pressure monitor and I said yes, she said I should keep a close eye on it. The lowest it got was 108/60, pulse 49. The only positive thing, is that I am peeing again. The worst thing and this had never been an issue, is that, when I get the urge to go pee, I have to RUN to the bathroom or I won't make it in time. ER Dr. wants me to follow up with my PCP ASAP."
totallyforgiven October 13, 2013
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"Started getting some relief within 24 hrs of starting, which is considerably faster than the doc said. Still some hesitancy, but flow much better. No side effects. Hard to complain. Just do it! I suffered too long, might have done some damage had I gone much longer."
Pistol Pete (taken for less than 1 month) September 19, 2013
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"Flomax works great and quickly too, but it sure makes me feel bad. I find myself skipping days and those days I feel much better. When I take it I feel tired, slow, and light-headed...like I'm in a bit of a fog."
jpozenel (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 11, 2013
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"I am 57 with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia. Was having problems urinating and have been on Flomax 1 yr., after several weeks problem pretty much gone. Side effects are stuffy nose and a reduction in semen volume. All in all am pleased with it."
Wyosteve August 12, 2013
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"Does exactly what it says it does. Helps stream and urine flow and eases discomfort. Absolutely kills sex drive, causes abnormal ejaculate and possibly causes irritability. Hopefully something better comes along, but I need it. Take if you need it, but avoid if you can."
Scottathan July 23, 2013
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"Only the brand Flomax works for me. After falling asleep on the seat a few times I switched to Flomax brand and it made all the difference in the world. If I DO wake up to pee, I pee. It's like having a 30-year-old prostate (not 65). But I can pee, whee!"
The Calvinator July 22, 2013
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"Helped me urinate a stream like you wouldn't believe. Took this medicine for 6 years and saw my sexual performance fade away fast. Sex felt numb. No ejaculation, poor performance for my wife. Finally quit and have better erections and love life is much better now. "
Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 14, 2012
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"Worked great at getting me to pee normally and had the bonus of giving me good erections without Viagra. The down side is no orgasm! That's a deal breaker for me. I stopped taking it.."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 3, 2012
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"I must be the perfect patient for this medicine. My Dr. and pharmacist said to take it in the evening that way you would sleep through any of the light-headedness. I'm 65 years old and this is my first medicine I have taken. I noticed good results the first thing the next morning and it has been getting better all week long, also I have had the first full nights sleeps in over 10 years. I had a stronger stream, much easier starting and NO DRIBBLES at the end. Oh and I have not had ANY BAD sexual side effects, and my wife is HAPPY. So I can only say talk to you Dr. and follow his recommendations."
pee-happy (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2012
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"Taking a 0.4 mg capsule resulted in side effects that made me want to stop taking Flomax. I now open a capsule and pour out half of the contents, resulting in a 0.2mg dose in the re-sealed capsule and another 0.2mg dose that I put into a tiny piece of dough. I am 62 yrs, had 2 types of radiation treatment for prostate cancer 7 yrs ago; am taking Flomax to counter the feeling of urgency to urinate frequent urinations (due to the bladder not fully emptying during urination). Flomax side effects = headaches, insomnia, stuffy sinus; however I need to stay on Flomax longer (than 1 week) to make a definite conclusion. 7 yrs ago I had no bad side effects but stopped due to price of Flomax."
nz_man September 19, 2011
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"I have been taking Flomax for a month for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. I had been getting up to urinate 2 or 3 times a night, suffering from severe pain during urination. Since starting Flomax I have found myself dizzy if getting up quickly, blurred vision, decreased sex drive with abnormal ejaculate. I have lower back pain. I feel weaker and tired all the time. On the up side I can go all night with no need to get up to urinate and the pain while urinating is 50 percent less."
peepain August 7, 2011
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"At first I took this medicine at night, but had no ejaculations, soft erections. Then began taking this medicine after breakfast. Now able to have near normal ejaculations, as well near normal erections. Try taking after breakfast and see how it works."
Anonymous August 3, 2011
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Learn more about Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
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Related encyclopedia articles:
- Aging changes in the male reproductive system
- Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) - resources
- Enlarged prostate
- Prostate resection - minimally invasive
- Simple prostatectomy
- Transurethral resection of the prostate
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