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User Reviews for Tamsulosin

Also known as: Flomax

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Urinary Tract Stones 70 reviews 18 medications
   
8.2
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 117 reviews 15 medications
   
5.9
Overactive Bladder 25 reviews 22 medications
   
5.3
Summary of Tamsulosin reviews 212 reviews 6.5

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "I am a frequent flyer when it comes to bladder stones and kidney stones. I am a female. This last time I went in because it wasn't moving. Cat scan revealed a 11 mm stone. They went in with a scope and laser to blast it but as soon as they tried to open up my ureter with the balloon they realized too late it was as full of strictures and one split open. So they quickly inserted a J stent, left the stone there and pulled out. Now I am 4 weeks out waiting for my ureter to heal before my urologist decides what it needs to be done. During this time I have been on flomax and it has helped with the flow of my urine and helps the pain. I am hoping that somehow the large stone has broken up and "left the building" lol side effects minimal."

   
7.0

Stone master February 19, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I have been on Flomax and a catheter for 2 weeks. Had the catheter removed today. Only a few drops come out. Basically retaining all urine. Had to go back on a catheter the same day it was removed. The urologist only does the kind of surgery I want once a month. Looks like I may be on a catheter till March. No pain...just discomfort from catheter. Flomax seems to be causing me problems in the morning. It takes at least an hour or more just to get out of bed. When I rise to sit on the side of the bed my BP is good. But when I stand my BP goes to 9x/6x. I would pass out if I remained standing. I must lay down to regain a decent BP. Flomax plus aspirin are the only drugs I was taking. But I stopped the aspirin 2 days ago. Now only Flomax."

   
1.0

Man with a problem (taken for less than 1 month) February 11, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "stress incontinence--piss pants at gym when working hard inability to reach orgasm-- can't get over the edge and blue balls overall it works, starting a stream is no problem and can empty but now going back to low dose cialis and put up with painful balls"

   
2.0

4starz (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 3, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Tamsulosin 0.4 mg responsible for noticeable erectile/ejaculatory dysfunction -- semen volume significantly reduced. Additionally, medication provided increased urinary flow; however, no noticeable effect on decreased urinary frequency observed. Other possible side effect: noticeable increase in flatulation. All side effects mentioned here were greatly reduced after 72 hours of ceasing medication."

   
5.0

LaryCl January 18, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Overactive Bladder: "I went from having to go to the bathroom 5 or 6 times in one night to just once BUT, I had severe shortness of breath. Had to quit taking it."

   
6.0

Mr. Peepee head (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 18, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I was getting up at night 4x's plus to urinate. Have had multiple urinary tract infections and I have an enlarged prostate. I've been on the generic for Flomax, (Tamsulosin) for almost 6 months now. I don't have any major side effects other than decreased ejaculation. I'm almost 60 and single so that doesn't matter that much. My flow is nearly 100% and I only have to get up once during the night. So far a drug that actually does what is supposed to do with no major side effects."

   
8.0

karm2016 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 14, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Due to my poor flow of urination and physically checking the condition of my prostate ( also did my lower abdominal ultrasound measured prostate gland is 58cc and my PSA value is 0.4 ng/ml far from 4ng/ml) my urologist advised me to take Tamsulosin, after 1 month re the result of my uro-flowmetry found good. But side effects is sexual as a result mental, decreased sex drive and volume of erection, even it's difficult to get harder for long time. Tomorrow I am planning to consult with my physician, should I drop Tamsulosin now, because I already took I months medication he advised."

   
7.0

MOSHIUR (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 12, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "Experienced sudden severe pain in left abdomen & back a week ago. An ultrasound at the Gastroenterologist (yeah, I went to one..) singled out the culprit as a 5mm stone in left ureter close to VUJ. I consulted a urologist a day after & he prescribed Tamsulosin (Flomax) 0.4mg each day in the night after meal. I used it for three days and got a CT KUB done since my pain wan't coming down much. - The CT KUB showed the stone intact at the same position (VUJ), The doctor suggested Laser Lithotripsy after two days. My pain stopped from that night & to check if stone got into bladder I went to a nearby diagnostic center & got another ultrasound scan done, the 5mm stone is gone!"

   
10

Mappa January 12, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones: "Hi Im a 53 year old female, have a kidney stone left side, never had one before! Was in terrible pain 2 nights in a row, vomiting and sweats also, went to doctors, had ultra sound and xray. Stone has left kidney is in top part its 5.3mm. Doctor has prescribed Tamsulosin Sandor. Just about to start it now. Feeling scared... have read some comments on here and feel a little at ease. My stone seems quite big and im terrified of THAT pain again."

hopefuljewels January 5, 2017

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For Overactive Bladder: "24 Year Old, Male, UK ,Normally I would go every hour, even when drinking very small amounts of water or drinks. I took this medication for only two weeks, I noticed right away I would go less often to the toilet, and it was much easier to dispense the urine. Unfortunately I had to stop taking this as the medications side effects outweighed the benefits. I found that I would have incredibly intense mood swings, aggression, feel clumsy and dizzy all the time. Blurry vision. Memory problems or mind blanks. runny nose, weakness, tiredness. I am now trying Betmiga.. lets see"

   
4.0

Joe__ (taken for less than 1 month) January 3, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "After 2 weeks of treatment suddenly I got arrhythmia with heart rate over 150 where running in the gym! After controls I was diagnosed by fibrillation atrial. Bad story!"

   
2.0

Giorgio Cinciripini December 28, 2016

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Pros: Flow: Improved by at least 50%. As a result better sleeping and improved health that results from improved sleeping and urinating. Cons: Some level of nasal allergy or others that could be corrected or mitigated in my case with claritin for instance. Terrible decrease in sexual drive, interest and performance. It may work if you can interrupt for 1 or 2 days prior to any anticipated experience. The questions is what is more important to urinate better or to have a better sex, or avoid tolerable allergic reactions?"

   
7.0

Normalman December 19, 2016

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Everyone gets their sex life COMPLETELY DISRUPTED whether or not they want to admit it or maybe they just are at an age and social position that they dont care? I have two completely UNTOUCHED Flomax / Finesteride Prescriptions untouched......and I plan on giving them BACK to my Urologist and tell him maybe these will help someone else or he can use them as test samples on HIMSELF? (LOL) Side effects are horrible and yes the flow gets better but I think I am going the Surgical Route this time and let him "Shave" the Prostate or use whatever new technology is out. Both those pills aren't for anyone whom has ejaculations and sex.....as BOTH END 100%. I read "humorously" about "Dry Ejaculations" and laugh out loud. Don't take this drug!"

   
6.0

Rickee1954 December 16, 2016

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "Had severe kidney stones from 2002 to 2005. Moved to a cooler climate (Newfoundland, Canada) and the stones stopped being produced from May to September. Now - 2016 - I've been suffering with very painful stone stuck high in ureter since early July. It is now late November and my new GP has just prescribed FLOMAX .4mg to try to relax my right ureter so the stone will pass. CT scan says it is only 1 mm, so GP doesn't want to send me to a Urologist - yet. Just took first pill while reading this web site. Everyone's comments so very helpful. THANK YOU! While the stone is very small, it is amazingly painful causing nausea and screaming pain when it starts up again. Am also drinking beer which is supposed to help. Good luck to others."

   
6.0

Nellie's Mom November 23, 2016

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For Urinary Tract Stones: "Age 49. Urgent peeing and rectum pressure resulted in Doctor diagnosis of prostatitis and two weeks worth of Cipro. Nine days in, all went to hell: Back and side flank agony; intense urge to pee but not be able to void. WORST PAIN EVER. Ct scan revealed less than 2mm stone. Long story short: Sent home to drink lots of water, and given 4 days of pain killers and anti-inflammatories (Dilaudid and Voltaren suppository), which only eased the pain, and not always. Got Tamsulosin from new M.D. 2 Dosages later: 4 stones painlessly passed!!! (along with some dark urine and blood clots). Tamsulosin works, end of discussion. I will keep some with me for any future episode. I just wish emergency would have started me right away on it. Ask for it."

   
9.0

Stones 67 (taken for less than 1 month) November 12, 2016

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Upon starting on Flowmax, urination flow was 100% improved. After 1 month urine flow somewhat more diminished but still well better than without taking Flomax. Trying to work through side effects including mild headache, lightheaded, diminished libido/sexual desire, diminished volume in bowel movements, gas. In my 3rd month of Flomax and not sure the benefits will win over the many side effects I am experiencing."

   
5.0

Pops Don (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 7, 2016

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "This medication has been godsend! It has helped to alleviate the unending suffering, and I'm now back to near normal as far as my daily routine is concerned."

   
9.0

Recently Turned Old Guy (taken for less than 1 month) November 5, 2016

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for : "Went to emergency room for blood in urine Wed. Diagnosed with large stone in bladder. Urinated way above normal on Wed. Doc gave me script for flomax. Thursday no control over my bladder. Felt worse than a baby. Urinated at times every 10 minutes over a 2 hour period. Even both something to put in my underwear to absorb urine. Most of yesterday I could even make it to the toilet. I anticipated surgery to get rid of stone. I took two Flomax yesterday(should only take one before bedtime without water). Will do so from now on. Apparently the Flomax kicked in immediately. Felt like a normal person today.Only been to bathroom three times today. Now past 9PM. Will continue withFlomax of course. Hope I'm doing ok tomorrow. Right now, I rate a 10."

   
10

AL JOLSON (taken for less than 1 month) October 29, 2016

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Didn't work for me & bad side effects after cyberknife. No libido and painful or no ejaculation at all. Stopped & was ok. 16 months later developed a UTI BPH & bladder issues.Urgent Urination day & night started coming back about 8 weeks ago and Dr put me on Cialis 5 mg samples daily (insurance would not cover) for BPH & 500 mg of Cypro for UTI was ok then 1 week ago conditions worsened after running out of cialis for just a few days & started remaining Flomax again for 4 -5 days and went down hill really fast. I am now urinating 20 + times if not more.I Cant leave house literally. Can hit in 3 seconds My urine culture just came back negative and on 500 mg of cefuroxime. Started back on Cialis yesterday Brutal waiting for Doc to call"

   
1.0

Dkelly846 October 14, 2016

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "You all are going to think I'm crazy or a genius but either way I'm relieved. I've been in excruciating pain for months & my doctors were thinking it was from a herniated disc but my gut instinct told me it was something else. Although the disc is painful I know it's stones, I had all the symptoms. I don't have a mm or cm to share because they never sent me for CS. I was an in home health aide and the patient I cared for passed away & he had Flomax, I had a feeling I would need them someday. I was at the doctors office today in tears crying & honestly just couldn't bear it anymore. He handed me a tissue and gave me a referral to a pain management clinic. I did research on stones took Flomax & in 2 hours passed it & no more pain. Praise God!"

Unheard Of (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2016

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Been taking this medication for 6 years. I have a good stream and it was prescribed by my doctor because I wasn't emptying my bladder fully due to a bladder that did not have the muscle tone that it once had. It worked great for most of these years but due to my age, 85, I can't always make it to the bathroom fast enough to urinate. I'm going to stop taking it and see if there is a difference in reaching the bathroom before I have to let go of a full bladder."

   
5.0

PSenior (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 16, 2016

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "After five days drug led to elevated pulse. On ninth day, irregular, pounding heartbeat."

   
3.0

TomdMe (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2016

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Found that if this drug in made anywhere other than the US and Canada, it is not as effective. Uncertain about India however, where my recent script was formulated."

   
7.0

Slim1079 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 8, 2016

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Started taking it .04 but first retrograde ejaculation... Then stuffed nose Then constipation Then flutter of heart That was two weeks now It did change my counts To the bathroom from 6 to twice in one evening........"

   
10

Airod August 8, 2016

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I was suffering for many weeks with pain , extreme urge to urinate at getting up 10-15 times a night . Urine volume was low plus very weak stream . My doctor subscribed Flomax . Took the first one four hours before bedtime . Almost cried because all the symptoms disappeared . Finally a good nights sleep . Couldn't believe how fast it worked . After a couple of days was back to my normal self . Normal stream , no pain or urge to urinate . Though it was a miracle drug . Then , after three days , the side affects started showing up . First a slightly sore back . Then overall general muscle weakness , dry ejaculation ( reverse ) , soft erection , very weak orgasm at first and finally no orgasm period . Stopped using this today . Day 5 ."

   
4.0

Cazzilo July 31, 2016

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