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User Reviews for Tamsulosin (Page 2)

Also known as: Flomax

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Urinary Tract Stones 7.5
142 reviews 18 medications
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 5.1
254 reviews 15 medications

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Reviews for Tamsulosin

Ledroc · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 2, 2020

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “Was diagnosed with 5 kidney stones 3 on one side and 2 on the other in September of 2018. I had one blasted and two were very small and they passed quite quickly. The other two remaining were one in the left and one in the right. Doctor prescribed Flomax to help pass as they were large. One passed about 3 months after discovering it. It was approx 6mm in size. The other one went from my kidney to my bladder in October 2019. I passed that stone today (Feb 1, 2020) and it’s approx 10 mm. I’m lucky that passed and flomax I am sure helped to be able to pass a stone that size.”

10 / 10
solemnd · Taken for less than 1 month January 31, 2020

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “I am a 54yr old, active but overweight male. After 12 days on Flomax I passed a 0.6mm stone pain and incident free. About two weeks before starting the Flomax I presented to ED in extreme pain after a few hours of discomfort and nausea. I took an anti nausea drug followed by 12.5mg of Endone which calmed me down enough for some sleep. For the next week I took Ibuprofen to deal with discomfort I was having and after 10 days a CT scan showed the above stone had made its way to the entrance of the bladder. At this point, I stopped feeling discomfort. I began taking a daily tablet of 400mcg and experienced very few side effects (a little tiredness). On the morning of the 12th day, after only the slightest sensation of ‘progress’ I heard a tinkle in the toilet bowl and sure enough there was the stone. I have sent it off to pathology but no word back yet.”

10 / 10
Joanie · Taken for less than 1 month January 30, 2020

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “I took one for the first time before bedtime hoping for it to help pass a large stone. I got up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and the room starting spinning. I came back into my bedroom and either fell on the floor or fainted resulting in a fractured toe and rib. Once I got up I experienced chills throughout the night. I'm not taking them anymore - no wonder the FDA hasn't approved them for women.”

1 / 10
paintrrena January 25, 2020

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “Went to the ER with severe pain in right side. Diagnosed with a 4mm stone and given Flomax and pain meds. I am a 57 yr old woman. Took Flomax for 5 days. Began to have very painful breasts and pain in my other kidney. Also shooting pain in my hips and legs. Almost as if I was having my period even though that ended for me long ago. Would not take Flomax again. Has taken two weeks to start feeling normal again. I did pass the stone but the side effects were too scary.”

2 / 10
JT · Taken for less than 1 month January 21, 2020

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “I noticed my urine was kind of a brownish color but I felt normal. Then if I drank any caffeine my urine got very dark and I could see some blood. So made and appt to see my doctor. He took some urine and drew some blood. Results came back and said yes I had blood in my urine but kidneys were functioning normal so he was going to make and appt for me to get a CT Scan but when I woke up the next day my side was killing me. Went to the ER did a CT Scan said I had a 6 mm stone between my kidney and my bladder. So he gave me some pain meds and Flomax and the following morning my stone was falling apart as when I peed they would look like little pieces of sand. Also noticed no dribbling when I'm done peeing. I'm 56 and been on Flomax for 3 days the only side effect I've noticed is some pain in the right side of my back when sitting to long. Other than that it works great.”

10 / 10
BillW · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 21, 2020

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I am nearly 73 and married. I did not experience any side effects. Tamsulosin was very effective in treating my BPH. The frequent urination ended. Getting up only once per night to go to the bathroom was quite a relief. I used to have to get up numerous times, which interrupted my sleep terribly. I can take long trips in a car and not have to look for a bathroom every hour or so. It was embarrassing to be out with friends and always having to find a men’s room. It did not impair my sexual desire or capacity in any way. This drug changed my life!”

10 / 10
SomeGuy783 · Taken for less than 1 month January 18, 2020

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I was on Tamsulosin for moderate BPH symptoms for 3 1/2 weeks. The first week was moderate side effects - positional dizziness, stuffy nose, some fatigue after light exercise. Second week saw some improvements. Beginning of the third week I had increasingly severe fatigue and bodily weakness, constipation, stuffed sinuses. It got to the point where I was spending 12-14 hours per day in bed, and was too weak for most activities. I stopped the medication, and recovered fully in about 10 days. Lesson: At the onset of severe side effects, just stop.”

1 / 10
BearZ January 17, 2020

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “I am a 56 yr old woman. Went to the ER with severe pain in my right side. Diagnosed with a 4mm stone and given Flomax . After taking it for 4 days, my stone had moved along. However, I had an aching pressure in my vagina area. Much like having my period. I have been through menopause many years ago so this was strange. I had to take a pain pill for it. Pretty intense. The next morning my breasts were sore. I stopped taking Flomax. Was not made aware it wasn't approved for women. This effect should be studied before prescribing. Hope it goes away after disuse.”

4 / 10
Joe · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 15, 2020

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I have found that Flomax causes burning sensation after urinating or ejaculation. I still have to urinate often daytime or night , so it really doesn't help me.”

1 / 10
Boots · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 13, 2020

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I have trouble urinating with weak stream dr said my prostate was normal but put me on Tamsulosin with a slight improvement but still up 3 times a night & find I have to urinate often during the day & I keep fluids to a minimum, & forget about sexual enjoyment no problem with erection but no ejaculation so why bother. So I tried to stop taking & then couldn’t pee at all. I wish my doc. Told me about this”

5 / 10
Marebear January 12, 2020

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I am using this for frequent nighttime trips to urinate, like 3-4 times a night. Sleep was interrupted and poor. Now I am able to get a good night's sleep with only having to get up once a night to void. I did not see GI symptoms listed as possible side effects. But, like Steve67, I too have the heartburn/gastric reflux. Been taking this for about 2 month now. And the med may have caused a wave of intense nausea I had to coach myself out of. Interesting to say the least.”

8 / 10
Dew · Taken for less than 1 month January 12, 2020

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Took 1 capsule and I feel bad. Worst than the kidney spasms I've been having that its suppose to help. Heart pounding, shakey not feeling well. I will never take another dose of this”

1 / 10
BV123 · Taken for less than 1 month January 3, 2020

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “Had pink urine and slight discomfort for 2 days figured it was a possible kidney stone issue. At end of 2 days of pink urine I went to ER as pain was rising and more yet on the drive. At ER they gave me a weak pain med and 1 dose Flomax before any CT scan. Shortly after taking Flomax I had extreme pain in lower right abdomen. Was given stronger pain med and told it would work in 15 minutes. It did 13 minutes later. Pain was gone. Then they got me in for CT scans one without contrast, the 2nd with contrast. 2nd was best, no stones found but a constriction in ureter along with bulge in ureter at kidney. Dr would not say I passed a stone. But I'm pretty sure I did. Will be going to Urologist for followup.”

10 / 10
birdy · Taken for less than 1 month December 29, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “Had two kidney tones last year. Both times no movement of stone until I took one Flomax. Both times within an hour of the one dose the stone passed. Very happy with results.”

10 / 10
SUR · Taken for less than 1 month December 29, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Horrible, took tamsulosin for 1 weeks and I almost choked to death with breathing problem, congestion, chest pain. Now looking for alternatives.”

1 / 10
KV · Taken for less than 1 month December 16, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Must be careful with flomax side effects and check for interactions with other BP/heart meds. My conditions cleared with first pill. BPH was induced by other infection and allowed antibiotics to work by restoring the urine flaw. I stopped after the second pill. It should be made available at much lower dose for induced BPH treatment.”

5 / 10
SRWMIAMI · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 11, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I was on this drug Flomax for nine months and although it worked very well I couldn't stand the side effects. Tired, stuffy, short of breath. I didn't have ejaculation problems after I got used to it. But I decided I'd had enough and dared to taper off it. First every other day then once every three days. Symptoms returned but not as bad as I had anticipated. Occasional trouble starting and weak stream, but I was getting by. It's been two weeks without it. I started a natural supplement at the same time which I take twice a day. I bought a three month supply and it seems it's helping me transition off the Flomax. Energy is returning, congestion is going away and getting by pretty well. I really can't recommend this drug unless it is absolutely necessary. It's just not worth feeling like rubbish all the time.”

4 / 10
SRWMIAMI · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 2, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “This is my third comment, last one I had found that eliminating coffee helped the drug work better. Well it worked so good that coffee intake crept back in and now although it works, the side effects are off the charts. Fatigue no strength, sinus congestion runny nose shortness of breath, vision problems. Awful. So I am experimenting taking it every other day. As soon as the side effects clear up, it's effectiveness dwindles. If I can skip two days, I'll have a good nights sleep on the second night and no congestion on the third day. Last I took it was early Friday morning and it's now Monday at noon. I'm a little nervous going to work but I'm going to try and make it. if I get really stuck, dunking or spraying my penis with warm water can get things started (like a warm shower can do). I'm taking Cialis 5mg and a natural supplement. I'll have to quit coffee again . I hope to God to wean off this drug and not have to go with a procedure.”

Roy · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 28, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “After being diagnosed with type2 diabetes at age 50, I began scatching my groin unconsciously. It was an itch I couldn't scratch. I was also dribbling urine a bit before I could make it to the rest room. My doctor prescribed a kidney/bladder ultrasound because I had high proteins in my urine. The ultrasound revealed a thickening of the bladder wall at the urethra. I was diagnosed with BPH, benign prostate hyperplasia. That sucker was huge. I was prescribed Flomax. From day one it worked. Complete bladder empty, no drips and no more scratching. One major side-effect: dry/retrograde ejaculation. When the wife and I get frisky, absolutely nothing comes out. It is back flowing into my bladder.”

3M November 27, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “Flomax makes it easier to pass stones, makes it more tolerable, too. But how do you get the stone to start moving when it doesn't choose to do so on its own and is sitting there just waiting? My experience is based on passing two 4mm stones and a couple of smaller ones, it may not work with larger stones. In my experience walking out in the cold air helps with moving the stone. Dress warmly to avoid catching a cold but let the cold creep up into your body from the feet. Drink lots of water beforehand with some lemon juice in it, take your Flomax, and walk in the cold air. You can practically feel the movement and pain of the stone soon after. Just have your pain med handy and repeat this several times a day. I do not know if this really works or if it was just a coincidence in my case that I walked in cold whether several times before seeing my stone pass; a spurious correlation perhaps. But, if this is a real effect, it may have something to do with cold-induced diuresis.”

8 / 10
Stoneage November 23, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “I’m a female who creates about three dozen kidney stones a year. I usually have a Lithotripsy procedure every year because they grow big. Every once in a while a stone is small enough to make it out. When I have pain, I take Flomax, until the stone is through. The worst side effect is leaking if I cough or sneeze, so I only stay on it for a short period of time. It’s a lifesaver!”

10 / 10
EuroAll · Taken for less than 1 month November 22, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “AVOID THIS DRUG! After taking only ONE pill, I was sick as a dog, and felt like I had the flu! Almost 24 hours later, feeling better, but not 100% yet. I don't doubt the drug's effectiveness of BPH, however as far as I'm concerned the particularly nasty side effects simply isn't worth any of its so-called benefits. I will be seeikng alternative, more natural treatments to my minor BPH case. NEVER AGAIN Flomax!”

1 / 10
RageAgainstTheProstate · Taken for less than 1 month November 8, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I get up once or twice a night to pee and have a minorly reduced flow. I'm 50 and otherwise in good health. Recently I was having symptoms of prostatitis and mentioned the peeing and the doc put me on tamsulosin. I have a very active sex life and this wasn't affected - in fact my partner noted a 'wet patch' which didn't happen before. I took tamsulosin for a week and I might have had an increase in flow but it was minor at best. Didn't notice a huge reduction in needing to pee. I took myself off it because I was having dizzy spells, like when your ears are blocked and one equalises differently to the other. A week after stopping, I get occasional recurrence of this. I'm very wary of this drug.”

1 / 10
Ol fella · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 8, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I took Tamsulosin for around four months and more or less immediately started suffering with anorgasmia (couldn’t reach climax) and struggled getting an erection too. Thought it was age related (58 at that time) until I saw other reviews saying similar issues. Went to see my doctor and persuaded her to take me off it and go for green light laser pvp treatment instead. Which I had around six months later. Took several more months until things went back to normal. Now 61 and things all working fine. Just think this side effect is more common than the leaflet tells. Also had a devastating effect on me psychologically and got quite depressed but thankfully over it now. I’ve never had any reaction to any other drug I’ve taken so just want people to be aware about this if they take Tamsulosin”

2 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month November 6, 2019

For Urinary Tract Stones: “67 year old woman with 4 mm kidney stone. Went to ER, where they gave me first dose of Tamsulosin. Took it five times, and kidney stone passed shortly before I was to take it tonight for the sixth time. Slight postural hypotension, which started after first day, and moderately stuffy nose which started after two doses. I found it helpful, and those side effects minor.”

9 / 10