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User Reviews for Tamsulosin (Page 3)

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

Rick November 5, 2019

For Urinary Tract Stones: “Had little white bumps under foreskin since a teenager and there was an unpleasant odour. 2 weeks on tamsulosin that my doc gave me for small urinations many trip to bathroom and the smegma is completely gone and no odour at all. I was always self conscious about this. Happy that there was this side effect....you should look into more...do a study.”

5 / 10
Bigfoot · Taken for less than 1 month November 1, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Took Flomax for BPH when I had to urinate 3 times a night. While on flomax I had to urinate 6 or 7 times a night. I switched to Rapaflo with much better results, although it is much more expensive. I didn’t have any side effects from Rapaflo.”

1 / 10
Druggo · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 1, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Hi, I am 52 years old and have been taking this Drug for the last 2 years, I have finally come to the conclusion the side effects of flomax and what I am feeling are real. Mostly fatigue body aches and pains and headaches associated with back pain and sinus aches and pains. My libido mostly ok and sex is normal. Thinking seriously of stopping this med and see what happens.”

Keith October 31, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “The only thing this drug is good for is if you are in prison and they give it to your cellmate so you can stay a virgin. It causes ED ”

1 / 10
Anonymous October 31, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “No morning erection after 2 days of use went in trash can . Stuffy nose dry mouth unacceptable side effects.”

1 / 10
Katt · Taken for less than 1 month October 28, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Should give this drug to sexual perverts, as it stops any sexual ability. For me I am not ruining myself with Tamsulosin, just so they prescribe me another drug like viagra .”

1 / 10
Gemini Girl · Taken for less than 1 month October 27, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “Went to ER with 5 mm kidney stone. Excruciating!! After 7 hours I finally stopped vomiting and then they were able to give me Flomax. I peed every 30 minutes like a river!!! 3 hours later I felt something strange and sure enough...the stone came out. This stuff works wonders!”

10 / 10
Lela · Taken for less than 1 month October 13, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “So I went in to the ER on a Sunday, got a CT Scan done and found out I have a 6mm kidney stone. Worst pain ever, I must add. Few days later, on Wednesday I go to my doctors so he can refer me to Urologist, but also prescribes Flomax. Once a day, after dinner for 2 weeks. I take it Friday night and Saturday night. Sunday (today) at 12:30am (its 1:12am as we speak) I go pee and I while and feel something hard. I finish peeing and hear something fall to the ground, like a rock. I pick it up and I'm sure its the stone. This medication worked wonders!!!!! Just two times of taking it and it came out.”

10 / 10
Elliot October 12, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I started taking tamsulosin in the middle of September 2019. After a few weeks I started to develop a loss of appetite and a debilitating weaknesses. I became nauseous and was unable to eat. This was not a tired or drowsiness but a profound weakness that prevented anything associated with normal activities. I stopped taking tamsulosin on Thursday 10/10/19. I guess I will know better in a few days.”

1 / 10
DaveW · Taken for less than 1 month October 6, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “For some unknown reason, I suddenly had real difficulties urinating......it could have been a reaction to a shingles vaccine or CBD oil but I thought I would need a trip to the ER. Doctor gave me a ton of tests and a tamsulosin script and after three weeks things were back to normal. The tamsulosin seems to be working although it took a while.. Side effects aren't bad.”

8 / 10
Donkey · Taken for less than 1 month October 3, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I am 88 and my urinary symptoms (frequency, urgency and burning) were wearing me to a frazzle. Two nurse practitioners, my primary physician and a urologist were unable to diagnosis the cause of my symptoms. The urologist prescribed Tamsulosin which I have been taking about a week. Frequency and urgency have lessen and burning is practically gone. My penis size is considerably larger (I am really big!) and it stays that way all the time. I can get a good erection with direct stimulation, but I have no semen whatsoever. Orgasm is good so, frankly, I don't miss the mess and don't want any more kids!”

7 / 10
Aussie · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 3, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Have been on Tamsulosin for over a year for treatment of BPH. It certainly reduced the urgency to urinate but very little impact on the frequency. Nightmares are a regular occurrence as is retrograde ejaculation. Have been getting sick when doing physical work on a hot day. Have just read the offical warning and that you shouldn't do physical exercise and work when its hot. I did a bladder diary a month ago and am going to stop taking the medication and do a new bladder diary and see whether it really is making a difference.”

4 / 10
Mac · Taken for less than 1 month October 2, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Had open heart surgery several weeks ago and had a urinary catheter for first time ever. When difficulty urinating started, Flomax was prescribed. I had a number of terrible side effects I couldn't relate to the drug until we realized it was the only Rx that had changed post surgery. I developed a neurological issue where the floor seemed to move when I walked, so I bounced from wall to wall and could only safely walk with a walker. On the second day this issue started, the sensation never eased up sending me back to the ER with dizziness and vomiting and for the next 5 days they couldn't find anything wrong. Other symptoms included terrible constipation, gasping for air when sleeping, even when sleeping propped up in a hospital bed. The exhaustion others mention in reviews was severe as well. I was on the medicine a couple days, went home after surgery, took a day or 2 to get back on the medicine, then was in the ER 3 days after going home.”

3 / 10
Richard Smith September 25, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Wow! Took Flomax one time and it greatly improved urine flow and got rid of urgency! The downside was a pounding headache and the complete elimination of ejaculate. It’s a shame..I had high hopes! Doctor recommended discontinue use immediately which I already had done. He recommended Saw Palmetto. We’ll see how that goes! Desperate for a solution!”

Steve67 · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 23, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Have been on Tamsulosin for a few months now, and although my urine flow has improved the effect that it has had on my stomach has become a major issue for me. I now have constant abdominal pain and experience acid reflux daily. My GP has given me a variety of medications to relieve these symptoms but so far none have worked. I have now asked my GP to refer me to a private Urologist for a second opinion so that I can get off this terrible drug.”

1 / 10
ViksH · Taken for less than 1 month September 22, 2019

For Urinary Tract Stones: “I had pain on lower left abdominal in form of waves. It started in morning and kept on coming in every one hour. Had to go to ER and they said "I have stone in ureter of about 3 mm" and they prescribed flomax with some pain killers. After coming home I was still having the waves of pain in every one hour decided to go back to ER but friends suggested to take flomax and try to sleep. I took it after having some food and then slept. After 3-4 hours the stone passed and could see it.”

10 / 10
Weewee · Taken for less than 1 month September 19, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “After having blood in urine. Had a CT scan and was found to have a kidney stone in the urethra, 3mm, doctor subscribe Flomax and told to take it a half hour after dinner. My urologist told me to take it at bedtime so that I wouldn’t feel the side effects so much. Well, I have NOT felt any side effects at all. Have been taking Flomax for 15 days and have not pass my stone, but I believe it will happen any day now.”

8 / 10
Frank · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 14, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Worked extremely well after taking effect within one week. Immediate relief from compulsion to urinate and I had fewer trips to the bathroom during the night. But the best aspect, aside from its medical use, was the vivid dreaming--both pleasant and nightmarish. GREAT!!! The dreams were like watching great movies every night for free. Can't emphasize enough how great these vivid dreams, deep REM, made me feel rested and entertained.”

10 / 10
TD September 9, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “For a while, I’ve had to get up to pee 3 or more times a night. Recently, I noticed my stream weakening and an urge to go when there’s very little urine. I tried Saw Palmetto and a multi-vitamin but they had little effect. I’ve cut back on caffeine and limit fluids in the evening. None of this seemed to make any difference. I finally when to the urologist and he started me on Flomax. The first night I noticed an improvement in my stream and the urge to go when there’s no need, was gone. The first two nights I only got up twice, however, the next two I was back to 4 times. The fifth day I woke up with diarrhea and had severe stomach cramps all day that finally went away in the evening. I did take the pill that night and woke up the next day with flu like symptoms that worsened throughout the day. This may be an effective medication but the side effects are not worth it for me. I’m on to searching for something else.”

3 / 10
Nick · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 4, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Using tamsulosin two .4mg tablets at bedtime for approximately 6-7 years. Worked extremely well until about a year ago when effectiveness seems to have diminished by say 30%.”

Nicholas · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 29, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Initially the drug amsulosin was a godsend for BPD. Relieved my symptoms immediately. But the side effects are numerous: lightheaded, dizzy, tired and lethargic. Sometimes I am nauseated in the mornings. Retrograde ejaculation occurs but not often - it seems I can control that issue. Generally I feel pretty miserable most days. I also have congestion in my sinuses that also affect my ears. So I will discuss this with my urologist and try to arrange for button TURP. I am on no other meds, don't have BP issues - I felt very healthy until this regimen began.”

6 / 10
Hap it works well it works wel August 28, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “It works well with the prostate but it messes up sex life with not being able to come and get hard.”

10 / 10
d.t. · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 27, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “This drug was prescribed by my Dr. and I took it every night at bedtime for 3 months. I would wake up and feel short of breath almost every night ..quite alarming. In the morning I felt tired and no energy. My sex life was gone it did help some with urinating . After 3 months I had enough and quit taking it. The good news I no longer wake up out of breath and I feel like my old self in the morning and my sex life is back to normal ! This drug is not worth it. I take natural supplements now and I don't see any difference in urinating then I did before - but without the side effects.”

3 / 10
Jack · Taken for less than 1 month August 26, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I started Flomax a week ago. I'm 58 years old. I had been having a very active sex life ( some days 2-3 times a day with my partner). Now I literally lost a lot of my " sex drive ", and, I also, have a hard time maintaining an erection, the worst is if I orgasm not even more than a drip of semen comes out. Now I have to choose, stop the medicine or lose my partner of 12 years. I can get viagra, but I don't think that you can take the 2 together. Ugh...”

3 / 10
Eugenio · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 22, 2019

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “66 years old, now on Tamsulosin for about 8 months. Urologist had started me on Alfuzosin originally, which I took for 6 months with no effect. PCP changed me to Tamsulosin and I had improvement right away, stronger urine stream and only getting up twice a night instead of 3 or 4 times. I noticed the effect wears off about 6 hours before the next dose, in terms of the strength of the stream. I do have some nasal stuffiness and diminished ejaculation amount, but no erection or libido problems, so I am fairly well satisfied.”

8 / 10