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User Reviews for Tamsulosin

Also known as: Flomax

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Urinary Tract Stones
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5.4
   
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Summary of Tamsulosin reviews 6.3 262 reviews

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I have been reading comments, and felt the need to put in my 30 cents worth. I have been on Tamsulosin, at a dose of 0.08 per day, taking it religiously 30 minutes after my evening meal. I am 74 y.o. and already had a poor sex drive, and I do not miss that at all. What I care most about is the positive effects it has had on me. My urination problems started in 2001, when The VA did a procedure to blast stones from my bladder, and then there follow up with me was the worst I have ever had. I was using caths to urinate which helped quite a bit, but was uncomfortable. I was using caths every 8 hours. My doctor put me on the tamsulosin, and that was were I was at until about 4 months ago. They changed me to a smaller more comfortable cath."

   
10

midlifestranger December 10, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I was retaining 30 ounces of urine after going to restroom had Cath. For one week put on flomax symptoms gone with in few weeks only had mild side effects get up once a night now"

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 19, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "I was prescribed this in the ER after a kidney stone. I passed it but still took the meds to prevent further pain. After 3 days on it I won’t take anymore. Horrible indigestion which nothing helped. So bad I had to force dinner back up just so I could sleep. Also resulted in no ejaculate. Which is a very minor side effect but thought I would share. The indigestion and diarrhea made me commit to getting this medication out of my system as soon as possible."

Itsjustme223 (taken for less than 1 month) November 11, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I noticed a heavy cough and couldn't shake it off and very very low ejaculation fluid level. My DR said no it should be normal ? It's coincidence ? I feel I know my body"

   
8.0

JAQ1963 November 6, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones: "I wasn't sure how to rate this drug, since there were pros and cons. I took it just one night because the next morning, for hours, I was greatly dizzy, weak, shaky, and my heart was pounding rapidly, even when resting. My flank pain was much better that day, though. However, I will not be taking it again because of the side effects."

   
5.0

Being patient October 20, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I have IC & developed low urine flow. I was on Flomax (tamsulosin) for 6 weeks and could not take the extreme anxiety and panic attacks 24 hours a day. I took it mid-morning after breakfast, since I was taking my BP meds in the evening. It definitely increased my urine flow and stream, but the constant anxiety was debilitating - nervousness, fear, butterflies in my stomach like having stage fright. I stopped the drug and within 48 hours my urine stream slowed way down, making it difficult to empty bladder again, but my anxiety symptoms also subsided. I'd say I went from a 10 to a 3 on the anxiety scale. I have to find an alternative."

topkat1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 15, 2017

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For Overactive Bladder: "84 days ago I began taking 0.4MG daily. My prostate was radiated and seeded 10-17 years ago. Do I have an enlarged prostate.? I am not aware of any change in the flow or frequency of my urinations. I leak a little urine when I cough and some more when arise from a chair, common to many others like me. A handkerchief and a light cloth are often saturated when I waken about three to four hours after I fall asleep and sometimes when I sleep another four hours or so after applying dry ones. I wear this combo when in the house and a Depends brand of pad with another 4"x4" pad. Sometimes, for a long day, I will discard this small pad for another. In these cases, the larger pad is dry or almost dry. My life style is not hindered,"

Bobby John (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 11, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Users have reported ejaculation problems when using Tamsulosin. A 2007 study suggest that the problem is not retro ejaculation but an ejaculation which Tamsulosin can cause. The study says Alfuzosin does not cause this side effect. I will be switching after I use up my Tamsulosin."

   
7.0

12345john12345 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 10, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Med works but the side effect is horrible. After taking it, the pain and soreness in Prostate is gone in a few hours. But I got Nasal congestion and a severe headache! I only took it once."

   
5.0

FX (taken for less than 1 month) October 9, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones: "I already knew I had a couple kidney stones in my right kidney. Went to the ER with severe pain in my lower right abdomen. They did a CT scan, and found a six mm stone stuck in my ureter. Dr prescribed Flomax for seven days. On day four and still nothing has passed. The only thing this medication does is make me urinate more frequently and uncomfortable cramping in my pelvic region. Frustrated and discouraged because from what I've read other people have had great results. Me, not so much. I have three more days of the medication left and if it doesn't work, to the urologist I go."

   
3.0

karmacat 2000 (taken for less than 1 month) September 26, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I have taken 0.4mg for two weeks after dinner meal. First 2 days it worked great. However I'm still getting up 4-5 times each night. Have good results during the daytime. Also taking Proscar 5mg in morning. Hoping night improves over time."

   
7.0

Freeflow (taken for less than 1 month) September 21, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Just starting usage. Wondering about side effects and whether it will affect my erections"

   
6.0

Djc1 September 20, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "This medicine has helped with my urination problems but the sexual side effects like little to no semen when I ejaculated, and a dramatic loss of erections are not worth the benefits. After consulting with my Dr. I tried a natural prostate supplement and have now stopped taking Flomax completely. After two months, my urination is normal and best of all I my semen hs returned and my erections are finally returning to normal as well!"

   
4.0

Small Peter September 17, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Within one day the frequent urination and restricted flow greatly improved , feel like I'm back to normal, thank goodness"

   
10

Johnnydollar321 (taken for less than 1 month) September 17, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Works well"

   
7.0

Ronosky September 16, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones: "I was given this medication along with a antibiotc to treat a UTI caused by a kidney stone. I experienced a lot of muscle weakness and fatigue and missed work because of it. I won't finish this medication. I also experienced some dizziness and what felt like heart palpitations. I only took it once."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 1, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I'm a very young 60-year-old and active sexually. But have had problems peeing and then rushing to the loo to pee and no stream at all and then waking up two or three times a night. I've been on Flomax for three weeks and I have a much stronger stream when I have to pee, and now only wake up once a night or maybe not at all. But the worst thing is it has absolutely KILLED my sex drive, it's hard to get erect, it's hard to feel any sensation and it's hard to climax. I am a bit at a loss because I don't want the TURP (Transurethral resection of the prostate) procedure, which means no more ejaculation - they go retrograde into the bladder"

   
1.0

xxxmuchacho August 30, 2017

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For Overactive Bladder: "I recently took a 0.4 mg capsule of Tamsulosin for the first time. My experience was horrific. It took almost 36 hrs to come to normal. On Sunday night, I took one capsule at about 9:30 pm and went to bed at 10:30 pm. I woke up around 2 am with severe headache and blocked nose. I drank some water and tried to sleep again. Soon my whole body started aching, my legs had no strength. I was having hot sweats and was overall uncomfortable. My teeth started hurting as well. My BP dropped to 100/60. I had severe headache for the next 24 hrs and slept most of the day. Take caution if you take this medicine."

Push, 70 yr (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones: "I took the drug for two days and ended up with heart palpitations, racing heart, dizziness, and passing out for 8-9 days after stopping the medication. I was not able to drive for 5-6 days after stopping the medication due to the dizziness and being on the verge of passing out. After that time, I was able to drive to work but had to pull over to the side of the road when I felt my head spinning. I went to the emergency room on day two and was put on a heart monitor. Even laying down resting, my heart was pounding through my chest; nothing could calm it down except for time. Time for my body to purge the poison."

   
1.0

NotWorthTheRisk (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "I've had multiple kidneys stones over the years and this was the first time I've used Flomax. It seems to relieve the pain at least 40%."

   
6.0

Jason Gallaher August 26, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "I have Medullary Sponge Kidney Disease and pass around 100 stones each year. I recently used Flomax to help me pass 4 & 5 mm stones that were in my bladder for 2-1/2 weeks and causing horrific bladder spasms. There were many times that I screamed and cried as I urinated. I was on strong pain medicine, but it didn't touch the bladder pain at all. I began taking Flomax and while the spasms didn't stop, the pain was more tolerable, and I passed my stones, 3 stones at once (2, 5, & 6 mm). I have trouble swallowing pills and capsules, and I wish Flomax came in a chewable or liquid. Otherwise, it works well with few side effects--only some mild dizziness. I take it as needed. My insurance refuses to cover it because I'm a woman."

   
6.0

MSK Mom (taken for 10 years or more) August 20, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones: "Flo max is a complete game changer in terms of handling a kidney stone at home and opting out of the emergency room visit ! Once the Flo max starts working, you likely have ended your medical emergency just that fast ( 5 minutes or less ) ! Flo max allows the urine to get past the stone which means your crisis has been defused so why does the Hospital run additional tests when technically you don't even belong in the emergency room once Flo max is doing its job ?"

   
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Splinter- Ouch (taken for less than 1 month) August 16, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "After being prescribed Tamsulosin for 1 week my typical urinating volume during the daytime has increased from 150 to 250ml per event."

   
8.0

kentuk (taken for less than 1 month) August 12, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "0.4mg dose worked after only one day and continued to work well for 1 ½ years. Then not so much. Back to doctor. Perhaps change to 0.8mg dose."

   
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Oldie123 July 30, 2017

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For Overactive Bladder: "Within ten days use of tamsulosin I got relieved in burning of my urination but ejaculated while sleeping without erection. Also getting minor pain in chest & shoulder. Sometimes feels dizzy when standing from bed."

Siddiq (taken for less than 1 month) July 30, 2017

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