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66 Ratings with 56 User Reviews

Compare all 46 medications used in the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

Reviews for Flomax to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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Review by Bert62:

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3.0

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.

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September 5, 2014 8:39 AM

Review by Jim W9:

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3.0

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.

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September 1, 2014 2:52 PM

Review by philtech (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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3.0

Didn't seem very effective, increased my heart rate esp when standing. Made me dizzy sometimes, especially when changing positions.

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August 25, 2014 10:10 PM

Review by tkr (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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5.0

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.

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April 28, 2014 10:25 AM

Review by totallyforgiven:

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8.0

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.

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October 13, 2013 2:41 PM

Review by Spymann1 (taken for less than 1 month):

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3.0

Almost immediate issues with syncope, had to stop taking and go back to Urologist.

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September 22, 2013 5:34 PM

Review by Pistol Pete (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

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.

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September 19, 2013 4:46 PM

Review by jpozenel (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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4.0

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.

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September 11, 2013 3:47 PM

Review by Wyosteve:

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9.0

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.

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August 12, 2013 11:15 PM

Review by BEENEE BOY:

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2.0

It works but it affects my ejaculation during sex. I've been taking it for a while. It depends on how old you are for that not to matter.

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August 2, 2013 11:07 PM

Review by Scottathan:

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6.0

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.

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July 23, 2013 11:12 PM

Review by The Calvinator:

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8.0

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!

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July 22, 2013 10:51 PM

Review by savage107 (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

On for about 2 weeks, many side effects. Stopped using per Drs. orders.

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July 17, 2013 4:16 PM

Review by Fsoldier (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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6.0

Lowered my blood pressure, excessive dizziness. Extreme fatigue, chest pain.

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May 24, 2013 8:55 PM

Review by phantomjetpilot (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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6.0

Works great for symptoms, BUT causes sinus problems, including drainage and stuffiness.

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March 1, 2013 2:38 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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2.0

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.

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August 14, 2012 11:40 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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2.0

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..

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August 3, 2012 3:48 AM

Review by pee-happy (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

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.

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June 30, 2012 9:02 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Though low blood pressure was problematic from time to time, FloMax provided relief from that recurring sense of urgency.

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December 2, 2011 10:36 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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3.0

Effectiveness decreases after a certain amount of time of usage.

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November 8, 2011 2:04 PM

Review by nz_man:

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6.0

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.

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September 19, 2011 7:31 PM

Review by peepain:

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6.0

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.

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August 7, 2011 9:49 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

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.

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August 3, 2011 1:23 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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4.0

Slight improvement in passing urine in reducing the number of times, dry ejaculations and low sex performance. Would like a medicine which does not impair sex performance.

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July 17, 2011 8:43 PM

Review by Stanford616:

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2.0

I used Flomax for about 2 yrs. I woke up every hour to pee and could not wait, lack of sleep was making me tried and sleepy every morning. I lost the ability to hold back urine and wet my pants twice before quitting. I never saw any improvement with my symptoms %u2013 low flow, hard to start flow, stopped and started each time.

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July 12, 2011 3:47 PM

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