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User Reviews for Tamsulosin

Also known as: Flomax

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Urinary Tract Stones 77 reviews 18 medications
   
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 129 reviews 15 medications
   
5.7
Overactive Bladder 25 reviews 22 medications
   
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Summary of Tamsulosin reviews 231 reviews 6.4

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Was give flowmax on Monday to help with frequent trips to bathroom. On Tuesday my tooth started hurting so I went to the Dentist only to be sent home with hope that it will just go away. The pain got worse and so intense that Thursday I went back to the Dentist who said he could see no reason for the pain so sent me to a specialist dentist 100 miles from my house. I had xrays hot and cold treatments and was sent home with more pain pills. I ONLY TOOK TWO FLOMAX PILLS, ONE MONDAY AND ONE TUESDAY . ON THE DRIVE HOME MY PAIN STARTED TO GO AWAY . I CALLED THE DR THAT GAVE ME THE FLOMAX HE SAID STOP CAN CAUSE TOOTH PAIN."

   
1.0

Mel1921 June 23, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Causes hot feet"

Bob8 June 19, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "40 YO Female just passed a 6mm stone that caused 3 weeks of renal colic followed by 2 months of being stuck in my bladder. CT showed it just outside my urethera. Urologist said surgery. I asked Google. This is where I came across info that indicated flomax could help though not FDA approved for use in women. I figured if the stone had already made it thru the kidney and ureter to the bladder it was certainly possible for it to travel just an inch further. So asked the Dr if I could try flomax before rushing into surgery and she agreed it couldn't hurt. Well it did hurt but only briefly in comparison to the entire episode. 2 pills (2 nights) and my 6 mm stone just kinda fell out. Long 3 month story short, I <3 Flowmax!"

   
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I<3Flomax (taken for less than 1 month) June 18, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "Really I’m interested on your post! Please post more article about Kidney stone Thanks a lot, Hamid "

sangekolye.com June 11, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones: "I was diagnosed with kidney stones (four in left kidney; 3 in right kidney). All are approximately 4 mm. One was ready to go down the ureter and was causing me pain and uncomfortable feeling (like a UTI) for 10 days. Plus months of mid-back pain. I took one dose of Tamsulosin and passed the stone the next morning without any pain at all! I was so shocked! I thought at first that the stone was part of a granola bar that I had eaten a few hours earlier. But it was hard, so I had lab test it (Calcium Oxalate). I still have six more stones to pass. I won't take the Tamsulosin until I have the pain again. I felt a little off for a few days after taking the one dose. But absolutely worth it!"

Suzyinthewest June 5, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "flulike symptoms"

VetPet May 26, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "The urine flow improved slightly but the worst thing that occurred was my heart racing & blood pressure rise after having a hot shower at bedtime. Usually my BP is around 120 / 80 pulse 55 .When this occurs it was 158/103 pulse 146, also I get a fluttering sensation in my heartbeat which is irregular. This does not happen every night but It has only occurred since taking tamsulosin for the last 2 months also feeling tired & lethargic."

   
3.0

Bnot (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 18, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Still waiting for some effect"

   
1.0

Joco loco (taken for less than 1 month) May 11, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I started on April 26 2017 after I had my 2nd prostate biopsy which was negative but I told the doc urinating was a problem sometimes so he prescribed tamsulosin 0.4 mg. My PSA was 6.9 so that is why I had the procedure done again. Urinating started to improve drastically buy my ejaculation was none and the sensation of the orgasm greatly diminished. I think I will live with getting up to wee twice a night in lieu of taking this medication. Also flatulence (farting) increased dramatically."

   
4.0

mahaf (taken for less than 1 month) May 10, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I was prescribe Flomax due to kidney stones. Other than the pain I felt fine, then started taking this drug, long story short I hate it. I took it for about a week , I suppose it might have helped remove the stone but I felt like crap Insomnia ,weakness, coughing, hiccuping constantly. Loss of appetite, foods just didn't appeal at all ,muscle pain, diarrhea, Thurs was my last pain, today is Monday i stopped taking them last Saturday I could not take another one. How anyone can be on these for weeks and months is beyond me"

   
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Al24 May 8, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones: "been taking this med for over one year now originally my doctor prescribed it for Kidney stones which now helps with my prostrate and bladder issues allowing me to have a normal urine flow. Also at one time noticed within a day or two of not taking the med began having a urine flow issue with a noticeable shrinkage in the penis while attempting to urinate. Once back on the medication all issues seem to return back to normal. I take the med in the mornings with all my other medications and supplements and do not experience any side effects by doing that."

   
8.0

Pdybravo (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 7, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Have been taking flomax for past 6 days, usually get up 5 or 6 times a night to pee. Still getting up the same. No side affects for me. Still waiting for a good nights sleep."

   
1.0

Bricat70 May 6, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I just started this, and then read reviews here. I'm REALLY concerned. One guy said that he has good luck taking Flo Max every other day. If he reads this, do you get the side effects of sexual dysfunction, like every single other guy has mentioned here? I decided to try this and it seems to be working so far. Has anyone stopped this and had their sexual functioning return to normal? I wonder if this is just an effect of lowered blood pressure. Besides, I cannot afford this stuff. I've done a lot of research on natural alternatives. I'm going to try these, and at least right now am optimistic, as user reviews are very positive."

   
6.0

Peesfull (taken for less than 1 month) April 25, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I am 62 years old and have been on the generic Flomax for about two years now. I have noticed a big improvement in my ability to urinate and I no longer have problems starting a stream. Also, it no longer takes a long time to fully empty my bladder. (No more starting and stopping several times). My only problem is the sexual side effect of no ejaculation when I have an orgasm it bothers me that when.Obviously, this is not normal!"

   
4.0

Anonymous April 19, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "It was the first kidney stone I had. Can't say it really helped. I was only supposed to take 2 weeks worth. I was pretty sure I passed stone but doc wanted me to take full dose. Halfway through 2nd week, I wet the bed. I stopped taking them then."

   
4.0

BostonTerrier Mom (taken for less than 1 month) April 10, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones: "Thanks to all for sharing experiences. 20days back I was diagnosed with kidney stone. This will be my second case in the last 3 years. Initially they opted for an ultrasound to check the size, but couldn't find it. A CT scan last week revealed a "5mm nonobstructing caculus" in the right ureter. The pain wasn't much but seeing blood a few days later while under medication got me worried. I have been given Tamasulosin 0.4mg today. Will start taking it by night, as the doc said it may cause a slight drop in blood pressure so make sure you're in a controlled and safe place. Hope it the stone pops out early. I'm not a fan of drugs of any sorts. Male, 28.."

   
5.0

Shavi (taken for less than 1 month) March 19, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Flomax gave me serious side-effects including the following ; tooth ache, gum infection, sinus infection, cough, chest pain, vision problem, muscle ache, muscle weakness, dizziness, premature ejaculation, inability to hold erection for sex, lack of orgasm after painful ejaculation."

   
1.0

FokinSonny (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 13, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Flow is good. Side effects (ejaculatory problems - retrograde or nothing) are real bad."

   
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jadunn65 March 5, 2017

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "I have surgery during which I was put to sleep had A 14 mm kidney stone removed from the bottom of one of my two left ureter's ( I was born with for ureters completely duplicated all the way down to the insertion of my Bladder ),I have swelling of both left ureters on my left side and the massive 1.4 x 1.2 cm stone was stuck in a (non congenital) ureterocele at the uvj at entrance to my bladder. Stone was broken up by laser removed and a stent placed in ureter from kidney to uvj. I was discharged from the hospital five hours after waking up from anesthesia key in a prescription for tamsulosin hcl (Flomax) 0.4mg(take 1 capsule daily (qty.30). phenazopyridine 200 mg , take 1 tab 1 to 2 times daily(qty 30). Cipro500 mg twice a day(qty6"

Elisejtolbert March 1, 2017

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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."

   
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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."

   
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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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