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Reviews for Tamsulosin to treat Urinary Tract Stones
Review by Krystal 25 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
tamsulosin: I have had kidney stones for 2 years now off and on. I was prescribed Flomax for the first round. I passed the stone. This round the medicine has made me 'faint' have very low blood pressure and just feel like I have the flu. I am 25 year old Female.
Flomax (tamsulosin): Have been on it several times for stones. I actually request it from my doctor each time I have a problem stone. While it helps pass stones easily the dizziness is a major factor for myself. But I will continue to use it!
52 users found this comment helpful.
Flomax (tamsulosin): This seems like a miracle for pain from kidney stones in the ureter. The first stone that I tried it on had given me several quite significant bouts of pain and the 4-5 mm stone passed a couple days after starting with no additional pain. I have since used it on two other stones that turned out to be about 3 or 3-4 mm and have passed them with essentially no pain after starting Flomax. So, that is 3 stones passed with essentially no pain after taking the Flomax and a total of 6 pills of Flomax used.
51 users found this comment helpful.
Flomax (tamsulosin): Diagnosed with kidney stone at 7:00 am, started on Flomax shortly after, passed it by 2:00 pm that day. Also on Oxycodone with Acetaminophen for pain. Took only one dose of each and it passed. I felt lucky.
32 users found this comment helpful.
Flomax (tamsulosin): I was not as lucky as other raters. I feel happy for them. I did not get a chance to see how effective it could be. I had a "rare" side effect of greatly increased heart rate. A few hours after taking one tablet, my pulse rate increased nearly 100% above my normal rate of 55-60 along with an increased blood pressure to the point of being near stroke level. I now need to add it to my list of allergic reactions -- to date only Indocin and Levaquin have affected me negatively. All three have affected either my nervous or vascular system.
35 users found this comment helpful.
Flomax (tamsulosin): I had a 4.8 mm stone that had been plaguing me for 3 weeks. I had been taking pain medicines off and on as needed and drinking plenty of water but I could tell (plenty of experience) that the stone was hung up just before entering the bladder in the narrowest part of the ureter. I called the urologist to ask for a prescription for Flomax. They were hesitant - didn't think I could pass it. Long story short, they prescribed, I took it, stone passed less than 24 hours later. Flomax pain medicines plenty of water = passing kidney stone quickly and inexpensively.
114 users found this comment helpful.
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