Have been having stuffy nose/ sinus congestion problems that seem to get worse an hour or two after I take my Flomax and let up a bit after about 24 hours pass. Stuffy nose is listed as a side effect but the statistics are not real decisive. Am wondering if other folks are having the same/ similar experiences.
It's unfortunate that no one has responded ... none of the reviews mention anything about having stuff nose problems. But as you say it is a known side effect so can happen. If it is really bothersome please discuss with your doctor.
They probably won't be able to give you any medication to counteract the problem as decongestant medicines may aggravate the prostate problem.
I too, am having this same problem. I also experience dryness in my eyes and throughout my sinuses. I do have allergies though but I receive shots regularly for that. The flomax definitely causes stuffiness and congestion for me too.
Recently my doc put me on Flomax. I took it only 3 days. Had very stuffy and dry nose leading a small nose bleed. Also sinus congestion and pressure over the eyes. Reported this to doc who switched me to Proscar. So far no bad side effects from Proscar. From research, I think Flomax works faster than Proscar. But Flomax is not an option for me. Hope my experience helps you.
I have been experiencing very stuffy nose sinus since starting on flomax, also started Lipitor at the same time. However, not sure if there is a connect - maybe - the stuffiness is severe - it shut off all air intake thru the nose, then breathing thru my mouth quickly develops into dry mouth. Have used sinus rinse using the bottle w/ large spout, that in conjunction w/ nasal spray works sometimes. Seems to happen when i lie down
I have experienced the same nasal congestion after taking FLOMAX, and try to use SUDAFED to lessen the congestion.
Yes. First usage and woke up with both nostrils congested. Must breath through mouth. I thought it was a sinus issue until I read up on the side effects. Will need to discontinue usage.
I'm 65, in reasonably good health except for my prostate, which appears(during cystoscopy) to be growing into my bladder. To avoid TURP(surgery), my Urologist gave me a sample of Rapaflo, which worked well, but with side effects similar to Flomax. Because my insurance wouldn't cover Rapaflo, I went with Flomax. Within a few hours, Flomax began to work as far as being able to pee well. It also immediately caused my nose to get stuffy. Also my lungs feel like they have water in them. This side effect feels like the beginning of a cold which doesn't progress. But i'm only on day two. So we'll see how it goes. On Flomax, I only had to get up once last night to pee, as opposed to twice on Rapaflo, and 4-6 times without taking anything. Oh and I also awoke this morning with a major erection, which to me is a good side effect. So for now, I give Flomax a 9 or 10 for helping me to pee. I take away 2-3 points for cold like symptoms.
I just started taking flomax and yes I also have been experiencing the same problem with stuffy nose
Yes, happens to me every time. I usually take them while I'm passing a kidney stone. Because of the stuffy nose I can't take it daily; I take one 0.4mg pill every other day during the process.
The label on my Flomax container says "Take at bedtime" but the multi-page printout I was given by my pharmacist says "Take 30 minutes after a meal".
I find I have less congestion when I take Flomax 30 minutes after my dinner.
Hope this helps someone else!
I've been on Flomax for 3 plus months and since I started I've had sinus congestion that whole time gone to the doctor a couple of times and all he said was you have inflamed sinuses
I have used Flomax and the generic version Tamsulosin many times over the past 10+ or so years and everytime without fail it stuffs me up beyond belief. I am a chronic kidney stone producer and I’ve had around 15 lithotripsys for this issue and they always ask if I need or if I am taking Flomax, but the reaction I get from taking Flomax or the generic version isn’t worth the major discomfort to me. I have been asking my Urologist if anything new has come out because I do believe I could benefit from these drugs to help me pass the stones I produce. I’m just hoping someday there will be a cure for kidney stones because they’ve almost ruined my life.
I am currently recovering from a Lithotripsy on my right kidney and will have to go back for 1-2 more for the same kidney since the stones I have are 20mm 15mm and about 14-17 other random stones of 5mm or more, and that’s not including all the stones in my left kidney. If anyone has any suggestions or heard of any drugs that may help in the ways that Flomax does without the stuffy congested side affects I’d be open and all ears. Best of luck to you all, and thank you for the input.
I had the same problem. My doctor switched me to alfuzosin.
Reduced the congestion.
Yes, on my second day of taking Flomax, I had bad nasal congestion.
- Flomax Information for Consumers
- Flomax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flomax (detailed)
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