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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
   
114 reviews 18 medications
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
5.5
   
203 reviews 15 medications
Overactive Bladder
5.1
   
33 reviews 22 medications
Summary of Tamsulosin reviews 6.1 350 reviews

Reviews for Tamsulosin

Jan · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 26, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Beware Contiflo XL, made by Ranbaxy Ltd is labelled to be a generic Tamulosin. I feel like this drug probably excludes the good stuff so the owners of Ranbaxy make more money. I had side effects of depression, exhaustion, stomach problems are horrible. Flomax was a much better product but I can't seem to get it anymore. NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - UK) like FDA in America are supposed to police the quality of drugs released to the unwary public are not doing their job!"

1.0
   
Sychrade · Taken for less than 1 month June 19, 2019

For Not Listed / Other: "This medication helps a lot with my Interstitial Cystitis, helps with the pain that I suffer from in my bladder, pelvic area & lower back. Helps with my strange kidney pain that I've been having..takes the pain away about 80%. I use it as a bladder muscle relaxant. it works! I'm a 21 year old female, average body weight. The side effects are horrible."

9.0
   
SRWmiami June 17, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I've posted before about this drug not really working well, with side effects making me question whether to continue. Recently I was seriously considering that I'd have to have surgery and I'm only 58. But I discovered that eliminating coffee has cleared up almost all my symptoms! Doctor didn't suggest that. I was suffering with pelvic pain weak stream, incomplete emptying, inability to start, many nighttime trips, having to pee in the shower to get relief. I've been on the drug for 90 days now, and the first 60 days were like that. Since stopping coffee and switching to one or two green tea a day instead, most of my condition has cleared up. I remain on the drug, and I've gotten used to the slight fatigue. Ejaculation is almost normal too. I also am on 5mg Cialis. I'm so happy I found a solution that I can control. If you haven't considered eliminating coffee, please try it before going any further with a second drug or procedure."

7.0
   
Relieved · Taken for less than 1 month June 16, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "I tried to pass a 5.5 millimeter kidney stone for four days. Finally went for help. Two days of Flomax and the Stone was out. I felt nothing except a brief slice at the urethra opening as it exited. I am a woman, so the Flomax is prescribed off label. It did give me a bit of a headache, but nothing too bad. Not sure how that would have worked out with a longer run of Flomax. I’m very grateful my ER doctor prescribed it."

9.0
   
RebekkaBlackRose · Taken for less than 1 month June 16, 2019

For Urinary Tract Stones: "I was put on Tamsulosin after being diagnosed with Kidney Stones, It worked with getting rid of the Kidney Stones but left me with horrible side effects after stopping the pill such as - Dizziness, Muscle Weakness, Weakness, Lightheaded, Chest Pain, Chest Tightness, Puffy Red irritated eyes, Side Pain, Lower Back Pain, Insomnia, Vertigo, Abnormal Heart Rhythm, Heart Papltations, Sensation of Spinning, Fast pounding heart, difficult breathing, faintness, Muscle and join pain. I am a 21 year old female. Yeah trust me I can barely walk right now out of fear of fainting. Use this medication with extreme caution!"

8.0
   
CtrlFailure · Taken for less than 1 month June 16, 2019

For Urinary Tract Stones: "I was diagnosed with Kidney Stones, not told the size of them but Tamulosin helped me pass the stones in like less then a week or so + drinking lots of water & Apple cider vinegar/lemon juice helped too..there was a LOT of nasty side effects such as - Heart Palpitations that don't stop..even well resting, muscle weakness, severe dizziness, weakness, memory problems, chest pains, flank pain, lower back pain..the list goes on. I am not taking anymore because of the side effects. I'm just happy it helped with the stones. I am also a 21 year old female."

8.0
   
Bush June 13, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "I had flomax after I was diagnosed with kidney stone of 6mm in my right kidney . After a couple of visit to doctors and ER my Family physician prescribed flomax . My stone passed out after 1 tablet . I would highly recommend anyone with kidney stone . As I took just one and it worked I didn’t experience any side effects ."

10
   
1465saw · Taken for less than 1 month June 6, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Was prescrubed to solve my shy bladder issue that has been bothering me for years. I cannot go to the bathroom anywhere in public so after years of just dealing with it I finally went to a urologist. He prescribed me this and said only one side effect which was not being able to ejaculate. After taking the medication for one day I found it harder to urinate and was not able to pee in my own home. I was also hit with hot streaks and had to lie down every time I got up too fast. I was getting these bad side effects after taking it once and decided to never take it again. Took about 3 days to be able to ejaculate again... after looking here I see people with painful and far worse issues saying it only gets worse and the side effects aren't even worth it for their far more severe issues."

1.0
   
Rebekka · Taken for less than 1 month June 6, 2019

For Urinary Tract Stones: "Just used 1 dosage of Flomax (Tamsulosin) 0.4mg for a Kidney Stone, drank a lot of water & lemon juice and BOOM! No more pain or kidney stone. Flomax (Tamsulosin) really worked!!! I was in constant pain for 3 months before I took the pill. I took it around 8:00am & it worked around 2:00pm and kidney stone came right out. Really Awesome!"

10
   
Rawz · Taken for less than 1 month May 30, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "I was diagnosed with kidney stone after blood was in my urine in November 2018 after an emergency ultrasound. I was placed on meds and a follow up with hospital urologist. Was sent to do CT scan and ultrasound in February. Them was placed on meds Flomax. Flomax moved the stone that was seen in kidney in November to in my urethra area. Took Flomax few days had an interaction when taking with other meds. After the completion of other drug side effects passed. Took 3 weeks worth and no signs of stones. Doctor gave me 2 weeks more. Waiting to see what happens . Side effects rough but I need it out. They say it is one and I was not told the size."

6.0
   
Sultan · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 23, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I tried Tamsulosin for BPH just for two months and threw the bottle away. Side effect is too much to bear. Medical scientists must find another medication for BPH. If your doctor wants to prescribe you any be careful all alpha blockers and 5 alpha got same severe side effects. Find out alternative treatment...…….."

1.0
   
Sonni · Taken for less than 1 month May 7, 2019

For Urinary Tract Stones: "I was given Tamsulosin after going to the urgent Care with kidney stones. A CT I had the day prior showed a 5mm stone just at the junction of my bladder. The Tamsulosin made me very dizzy and off balance, and have congestion in my sinuses. After 3 days on it I got a bad sore throat and trouble breathing so the urologist said to stop. I'm hoping that big stone passed at urgent Care, there's also a 2mm stone still in my kidney. Another CT tomorrow to see where everything is now."

5.0
   
Jen · Taken for 10 years or more May 5, 2019

For Urinary Tract Stones: "I have an enormous amount of urinary stones and this the the only thing that helps me get through it. I have nausea meds that dissolve under my tongue immediately, don’t like pain meds. My first bout with kidney stones was 19 years ago while I was in labor with my youngest son. You want to talk about pain???? They gave me three epidurals, which never worked. As soon as they gave me Tamulosin, my bladder stopped contracting and I felt much better."

Cappy56 May 4, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "I started taking Flomax in the hospital the night we discovered I had a kidney stone. Took medication for 9 days when stone finally passed. No side effects whatsoever. "

10
   
JJ April 24, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: "I am a 42 year oold woman. I was prescribed flomax for kidney stones. Have been on this for almost 2 weeks but I just can't take the side effects anymore. My head and neck hurt so bad and it will NOT go away no matter what I do. I feel dizzy, weak and very "winded" it seems hard to catch my breath. I feel in a catch 22 bc it helps the urine flow, but I just feel so awful otherwise.... ???"

4.0
   
Muscular Dystrophy April 20, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I had a very bad neurological reaction to Flomax that I want to report. It was prescribed to help me start urinating when I had long delays. I have limb-girdle muscular dystrophy and am a kidney transplant recipient. Male, age 71. I took the drug for only four days. In that time I lost significant leg function, had trouble focusing my eyes, had general weakness, had increased hand tremors, gained 2.5 lbs, generally felt fuzzy, and had a sharp reduction in blood pressure. Today is the third day since I stopped, and all of the listed effects are gone or have been reduced. I have lost 1.6 of the 2.5 lbs. Most of these effects are not listed in info on Flomax. The drug can have serious nerve and muscle side effects to someone already compromised."

3.0
   
Carr · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 10, 2019

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
   
KK · Taken for less than 1 month March 24, 2019

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
   
saugut · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 17, 2019

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
   
Louie · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 16, 2019

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
   
nick · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 4, 2019

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
   
New Guy · Taken for less than 1 month February 26, 2019

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."

1.0
   
Billydude · Taken for less than 1 month February 9, 2019

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."

1.0
   
Sally February 9, 2019

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"

1.0
   
Jesse88 · Taken for less than 1 month February 5, 2019

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."

2.0
   

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