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User Reviews for Tamsulosin

Also known as: Flomax

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Condition Avg. Ratings Reviews Compare
Urinary Tract Stones
7.6
   
104 reviews 18 medications
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
5.5
   
198 reviews 15 medications
Overactive Bladder
5.1
   
33 reviews 22 medications
Summary of Tamsulosin reviews 6.1 335 reviews

Reviews for Tamsulosin

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I took Flomax for 2-3 months for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It made me very fatigued and tired all the time. After the second month my penis began to curve a little then literally overnight I ended up with a severe curve and peyronies disease. I highly suggest leaving this medication alone."

   
1.0

Carr (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 10, 2019

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "I was prescribed Flomax to help with expelling a kidney stone. Initially it made me feel sluggish and like I was in a fog. After five days, more severe side effects started—throbbing headache, lack of appetite, chills, flu-like symptoms, difficultly sleeping, and severe diarrhea. The side effects of this medication were really terrible. Stopped it after five days due to awful side effects."

   
4.0

KK (taken for less than 1 month) March 24, 2019

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Been on Tamsulosin for several years. Works pretty well, not great, and didn't suffer any of the side effects listed or talked about. Looking back, blood sugar did seem to creep up and eventually got up to the 120's and even 132. Skipped a dose and the next morning blood sugar was 102. It's been consistently lower since switching back to Cialis about one week ago. May be a coincidence, but watch blood sugar while on Tamsulosin."

   
6.0

saugut (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 17, 2019

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I used this for BHP I took it for 9 months before quitting due to side effects. It helped some on getting up at night, but not worth it. My ejaculate almost disappeared before I realized it was happening. Also my sexual desire decreased. Replaced flomax with doxazosin, which was a little better, but not much. Stopped everything and had Rezum procedure. Now I am back to normal. Meds with negative sexual side effects are not for me."

   
2.0

Louie (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 16, 2019

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I took this drug for 4 months and lost my ability to lift my arms, had trouble waking I lost 90 % of my strength I could not put my coat on with out help, 2 trips to emergency, 2 trips to my GP many tests no results. I stopped this drug and now just starting to feel normal after 5 months. It almost killed me. Lucky a friend in the medical field pointed to the drug."

   
1.0

nick (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 4, 2019

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For Urinary Tract Stones: "Terrible drug. Took Tamaulosin CR for 7 days for possible Kidney stones. The side effects are beyond belief. SEVERE dizziness, muscle weakness, flu like symptoms, joint pain insomnia, fatigue and horrific back pain. Not exaggerating! 30 days off and the effects still persist. Dizziness has improved a little but back pain, muscle weakness and stomach upset remain. There is documented cataract surgery complications if you have taken this pill. Can be serious changes to your iris (Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome) I have no idea how long until the effects wear off. Do your research."

   
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New Guy (taken for less than 1 month) February 26, 2019

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For Overactive Bladder: "It's been 3 months since I've stopped taking this nightmare drug. I feel like the side effects are starting to ease. My breathing is improved, my morning erections returned, my ejaculation volume is almost back to normal, and my ability to achieve an erection is back to normal. My semen is still noticeably clearer than it used to be, my penis feels a bit numb, and my orgasm sensation is still diminished. Please stay away from this evil drug."

   
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Billydude (taken for less than 1 month) February 9, 2019

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For Urinary Tract Stones: "I have felt more or if not extremely fatigued, to the point of passing out when bending into upright position. Nose congestion as well. l stopped on my own"

   
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Sally February 9, 2019

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "It helped me pass a stone but the side effects were terrible. I passed out 2-3 times. Each time going from a laying to standing position (postural hypotension). Suffered from extreme fatigue and muscle aches and sexual side effects like failed ejaculation."

   
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Jesse88 (taken for less than 1 month) February 5, 2019

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Overactive Bladder: "91 year old white male. Prostate very small. PSA 0.1. However, overactive bladder due to diuretic. Urologist put me on Tamsulosin for this reason. I prefer the overactive and considering discontinuing. Question. Is anyone using Tamsulosin for kidney failure?"

GUARDHOUSE LAWYER (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 31, 2018

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I have been taking Flomax for a week now, passing pee improved a lot, however I experienced a severe stomach cramp which lasted about six hours, constant niggley head ache and a strange feeling of vertigo, blurry vision on and off. Today my whole abdomen feels like on fire! Also feels like fever shakes. .Terrible side effects at least for me. I rather continue herbal treatment which has worked for the last ten years or so."

   
3.0

Icarus (taken for less than 1 month) December 14, 2018

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "2014 I had back pain and after a scan found out I had a kidney stone located at the top of the ureter. I don't recall the size but it was slightly too big to pass. My doctor suggested we might need to "take it out" if it didn't pass. I did some research on remedies. Drank lemon juice and olive oil like crazy, but nothing. Then discovered info online about Flomax helping. I suggested it to my doctor, he was reluctant but said "ok". I took Flomax for 2 days. The dull back pain went away almost immediately. I stopped taking it and must have passed it. Never felt it again! Thank you Flomax! PS Side effects do seem to start in 2-3 days. So, short courses with breaks in between recommended."

   
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Angela (taken for less than 1 month) December 6, 2018

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Original Symptoms: slow, frequent, urgent, painful urination. Up to bathroom 3-5 times per night. Tamsulosin prescribed. Did help with symptoms but gave me 3 side effects: very dry mouth (cotton), complete nasal congestion, and insomnia. Side effects too much to continue. Changed to Alfuzosin ER 10 mg recently and relieves all the symptoms without any side effects. Hope it continues."

   
3.0

Roger (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 29, 2018

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I was having the usual symptoms - hesitation, weak stream, frequency day and night, incomplete emptying - sometimes couldn't go at all unless I got in a hot shower. Very frustrating. I started and stopped this twice. First time was alarmed at ejaculation problems (no semen), the second time for irregular heartbeat. But the side effects seem to have subsided this third try even though I I don't ejaculate, I do reach orgasm. This is a minor bother compared to how effective it is at solving all my symptoms. I've been on it two weeks."

   
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Pee Shy (taken for less than 1 month) November 9, 2018

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "These things made my stomach hurt so bad I had to quit taking them. I don't know what to do now but I will never take them again please listen to me people do not take these"

   
2.0

D.W. November 9, 2018

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "This medication helped with the symptoms from an enlarge prostate. After several years My Dr. had to increase the dosage to .08mg which again relieve the problems. I’ve been on it for over 10 years with very little side effects. It was well worth the relief."

   
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Steve (taken for 10 years or more) November 3, 2018

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Been on this for sometime on and off for Chronic prostatitis. Stops me getting up 3 plus times a night to once a night but since taking it I have had nothing but problems with severe lower back pain, dry ejaculations, headaches and fatigue. Need to see if there maybe an alternative."

   
3.0

DTLAD (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 2, 2018

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Overactive Bladder: "Side effects were horrible. Depression, sluggishness etc. Would not use again"

   
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localguy1 (taken for less than 1 month) October 28, 2018

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I have not even started taking Tamsulosin and I am already experiencing nausea. Just kidding. I know bad news travels fast and the reviews on this site are anecdotal but, ..this drug is not going into my body. (Grabs bottle throws it in the fireplace ...huge explosion, followed by scary hissing sounds and wispy ghoul like creatures exiting house) Now typing in Google "BPH Natural Cures" Nausea dissipating rapidly"

Tam Su Lin October 24, 2018

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "3 weeks ago I had my first experience with kidney stones, and holy moly excruciating at that. I’m no sook I have extremely high pain tolerance broken bones and no major pain killers needed. But kidney stones are a complete different ballgame, had me in tears. I’ve passed just over 30 stones ranging from 2mm - 5mm in the first 2 weeks. The last week I have had dull constant pain in my flank area so went to have another scan to hear that I have another 5 stones in my ureter ranging from 2mm-5mm and have a 7mm stone in my kidney. I’m so over the pain and inconvenience it’s caused just want it all gone ASAP so took my first Flomax last night and I felt more pain then what I have in the last week. Not sure if I’m to keen on the Flomax yet but it’s made me feel worse nausea, stomach pain not sure if I wanna take it anymore."

   
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Trucker (taken for less than 1 month) October 24, 2018

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "Had kidney stones, had stent put in. Ugly, ugly painful surgery. Stent removal was just as bad as the surgery. When you ask the nurses how bad the stent removal will be, and they say, you have to ask the doctor, you know it's going to be bad. Flomax helped with the flow, but the side effects are unbearable. Back pain, nausea, low blood pressure, dry ejaculation, flu symptoms. Good bye FloMax."

   
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Catman (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 15, 2018

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Was taking tamsulosin to improve urine flow. The drug does improve the flow and I was getting up fewer times at night. Sadly the side effects became too much to bear. I had excessive sweating, a completely stuffed up nose, weakness, a rapid heartbeat for no reason and general fatigue. The drug also made me breath heavy and rapidly and I had a hard time catching my breath. I am going to stop tamsulosin and try afluzosin."

   
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Rock_Stone (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 8, 2018

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "Had a 4 mm kidney stone and was told it is likely to take 3 - 4 weeks to pass. Offered a stent, which I refused. Started Flomax and stone passed 2 days later. Read one online case note about the use of Flomax which suggested it was more effective for larger stones (6 - 7 mm) and only marginal benefit for smaller stones. I think the marginal benefit was because stones smaller in size are expected to pass on their own. However, it is my opinion that Flomax sped the passage of this smaller stone. It also worked to relieve the pain. For anyone suffering with kidney stones, trying Flomax is a must."

   
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Matt (taken for less than 1 month) October 7, 2018

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "While Flomax definitely helps with ease and volume of urination, the side effects are just too much. This is the second time I’ve tried it. The first time (about a year ago) I stopped for the horrible side effects and decided I would never take it again. This time I guess I forgot about those because I told my Dr. I wanted to try it again. Within a day or two I stopped getting up as much at night, I had a more powerful stream, and I didn’t feel the urgent sensation to pee as much. I also experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, toothaches, ejaculation problems, and for some reason it makes me have a hard time breathing. I’m stopping it today for the second time. Hopefully I’ll remember these side effects the next time I think I might want to take it."

   
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Ipeefreely (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 4, 2018

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Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "They need to go back to the drawing board and redesign this drug. The side effects are unacceptable."

   
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Avg Joe (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 25, 2018

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