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User Reviews for Tamsulosin (Page 5)

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

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 / 10
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 / 10
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 / 10
Billydude · Taken for less than 1 month February 9, 2019

For Urinary Frequency: “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 / 10
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 / 10
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 / 10
GUARDHOUSE LAWYER · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 31, 2018

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Frequency: “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?”

Icarus · Taken for less than 1 month December 14, 2018

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 / 10
Angela · Taken for less than 1 month December 6, 2018

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.”

10 / 10
Roger · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 29, 2018

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 / 10
Pee Shy · Taken for less than 1 month November 9, 2018

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.”

6 / 10
D.W. November 9, 2018

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 / 10
Steve · Taken for 10 years or more November 3, 2018

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.”

10 / 10
DTLAD · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 2, 2018

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 / 10
localguy1 · Taken for less than 1 month October 28, 2018

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Frequency: “Side effects were horrible. Depression, sluggishness etc. Would not use again”

1 / 10
Tam Su Lin October 24, 2018

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”

Trucker · Taken for less than 1 month October 24, 2018

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.”

5 / 10
Catman · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 15, 2018

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.”

3 / 10
Rock_Stone · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 8, 2018

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.”

4 / 10
Matt · Taken for less than 1 month October 7, 2018

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.”

10 / 10
Ipeefreely · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 4, 2018

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.”

2 / 10
Avg Joe · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 25, 2018

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

1 / 10
Huggy bear · Taken for less than 1 month September 20, 2018

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Has way too many side effects dizziness, fatigue, myalgia and it made me constipated. It really seems like our doctors don’t know anything. I’ve been using natural supplements and I actually have a quality of life that is bearable. Going to China to be cured. Alpha blockers are designed to make you stay on a life treatment with horrible symptoms. No thank you I’ll stick with my own recipes that I came up with that help more than anything any doctor has given me. All the doctors think I’m crazy but they’re just programmed that way and very text book. Think outside the box people, if your treatments don’t work it is time to do more research.”

1 / 10
John S · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 19, 2018

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I have had BPH for several years but I have always hated taking any sort of drug so I put up with weak flow and getting up often at night to urinate. As I was getting more and more often I saw my doctor and she recommended Tamsulosin. After about 3 days I did notice a stronger urine flow, however this did not continue and I took the drug for 2 months and found little or no improvement in my condition. The flow during the day was a little stronger but at night it was still stop start and I was still having to get up in the night 4 or 5 times. So it did not work for me and I am seeing my doctor again in a couple of days.”

4 / 10
Jay · Taken for less than 1 month September 11, 2018

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “After years of taking Finasteride and my BPH getting worse lately, my Dr took me off Finasteride and started me on Tamsulosin. It was effective in increasing my urine stream and output, but I experienced bad nasal congestion, light headedness, and lowering of my blood pressure. My blood pressure became extremely low and I was taken off the Tamsulosin. It also interacted with the Warfarin I take. The medicine itself was effective, but the side effects were bad.”

6 / 10