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User Reviews for Tamsulosin (Page 8)

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

topkat1 · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 15, 2017

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I have IC & developed low urine flow. I was on Flomax (tamsulosin) for 6 weeks and could not take the extreme anxiety and panic attacks 24 hours a day. I took it mid-morning after breakfast, since I was taking my BP meds in the evening. It definitely increased my urine flow and stream, but the constant anxiety was debilitating - nervousness, fear, butterflies in my stomach like having stage fright. I stopped the drug and within 48 hours my urine stream slowed way down, making it difficult to empty bladder again, but my anxiety symptoms also subsided. I'd say I went from a 10 to a 3 on the anxiety scale. I have to find an alternative.”

Bobby John · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 11, 2017

For Urinary Frequency: “84 days ago I began taking 0.4MG daily. My prostate was radiated and seeded 10-17 years ago. Do I have an enlarged prostate.? I am not aware of any change in the flow or frequency of my urinations. I leak a little urine when I cough and some more when arise from a chair, common to many others like me. A handkerchief and a light cloth are often saturated when I waken about three to four hours after I fall asleep and sometimes when I sleep another four hours or so after applying dry ones. I wear this combo when in the house and a Depends brand of pad with another 4"x4" pad. Sometimes, for a long day, I will discard this small pad for another. In these cases, the larger pad is dry or almost dry. My life style is not hindered,”

12345john12345 · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 10, 2017

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Users have reported ejaculation problems when using Tamsulosin. A 2007 study suggest that the problem is not retro ejaculation but an ejaculation which Tamsulosin can cause. The study says Alfuzosin does not cause this side effect. I will be switching after I use up my Tamsulosin.”

7 / 10
FX · Taken for less than 1 month October 9, 2017

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Med works but the side effect is horrible. After taking it, the pain and soreness in Prostate is gone in a few hours. But I got Nasal congestion and a severe headache! I only took it once.”

5 / 10
karmacat 2000 · Taken for less than 1 month September 26, 2017

For Urinary Tract Stones: “I already knew I had a couple kidney stones in my right kidney. Went to the ER with severe pain in my lower right abdomen. They did a CT scan, and found a six mm stone stuck in my ureter. Dr prescribed Flomax for seven days. On day four and still nothing has passed. The only thing this medication does is make me urinate more frequently and uncomfortable cramping in my pelvic region. Frustrated and discouraged because from what I've read other people have had great results. Me, not so much. I have three more days of the medication left and if it doesn't work, to the urologist I go.”

3 / 10
Freeflow · Taken for less than 1 month September 21, 2017

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I have taken 0.4mg for two weeks after dinner meal. First 2 days it worked great. However I'm still getting up 4-5 times each night. Have good results during the daytime. Also taking Proscar 5mg in morning. Hoping night improves over time.”

7 / 10
Djc1 September 20, 2017

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Just starting usage. Wondering about side effects and whether it will affect my erections”

6 / 10
Small Peter September 17, 2017

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “This medicine has helped with my urination problems but the sexual side effects like little to no semen when I ejaculated, and a dramatic loss of erections are not worth the benefits. After consulting with my Dr. I tried a natural prostate supplement and have now stopped taking Flomax completely. After two months, my urination is normal and best of all I my semen hs returned and my erections are finally returning to normal as well!”

4 / 10
Johnnydollar321 · Taken for less than 1 month September 17, 2017

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Within one day the frequent urination and restricted flow greatly improved , feel like I'm back to normal, thank goodness”

10 / 10
Ronosky September 16, 2017

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “Works well”

7 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month September 1, 2017

For Urinary Tract Stones: “I was given this medication along with a antibiotc to treat a UTI caused by a kidney stone. I experienced a lot of muscle weakness and fatigue and missed work because of it. I won't finish this medication. I also experienced some dizziness and what felt like heart palpitations. I only took it once.”

1 / 10
xxxmuchacho August 30, 2017

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I'm a very young 60-year-old and active sexually. But have had problems peeing and then rushing to the loo to pee and no stream at all and then waking up two or three times a night. I've been on Flomax for three weeks and I have a much stronger stream when I have to pee, and now only wake up once a night or maybe not at all. But the worst thing is it has absolutely KILLED my sex drive, it's hard to get erect, it's hard to feel any sensation and it's hard to climax. I am a bit at a loss because I don't want the TURP (Transurethral resection of the prostate) procedure, which means no more ejaculation - they go retrograde into the bladder”

1 / 10
Push, 70 yr · Taken for less than 1 month August 29, 2017

For Urinary Frequency: “I recently took a 0.4 mg capsule of Tamsulosin for the first time. My experience was horrific. It took almost 36 hrs to come to normal. On Sunday night, I took one capsule at about 9:30 pm and went to bed at 10:30 pm. I woke up around 2 am with severe headache and blocked nose. I drank some water and tried to sleep again. Soon my whole body started aching, my legs had no strength. I was having hot sweats and was overall uncomfortable. My teeth started hurting as well. My BP dropped to 100/60. I had severe headache for the next 24 hrs and slept most of the day. Take caution if you take this medicine.”

NotWorthTheRisk · Taken for less than 1 month August 29, 2017

For Urinary Tract Stones: “I took the drug for two days and ended up with heart palpitations, racing heart, dizziness, and passing out for 8-9 days after stopping the medication. I was not able to drive for 5-6 days after stopping the medication due to the dizziness and being on the verge of passing out. After that time, I was able to drive to work but had to pull over to the side of the road when I felt my head spinning. I went to the emergency room on day two and was put on a heart monitor. Even laying down resting, my heart was pounding through my chest; nothing could calm it down except for time. Time for my body to purge the poison.”

1 / 10
Jason Gallaher August 26, 2017

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “I've had multiple kidneys stones over the years and this was the first time I've used Flomax. It seems to relieve the pain at least 40%.”

6 / 10
MSK Mom · Taken for 10 years or more August 20, 2017

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “I have Medullary Sponge Kidney Disease and pass around 100 stones each year. I recently used Flomax to help me pass 4 & 5 mm stones that were in my bladder for 2-1/2 weeks and causing horrific bladder spasms. There were many times that I screamed and cried as I urinated. I was on strong pain medicine, but it didn't touch the bladder pain at all. I began taking Flomax and while the spasms didn't stop, the pain was more tolerable, and I passed my stones, 3 stones at once (2, 5, & 6 mm). I have trouble swallowing pills and capsules, and I wish Flomax came in a chewable or liquid. Otherwise, it works well with few side effects--only some mild dizziness. I take it as needed. My insurance refuses to cover it because I'm a woman.”

6 / 10
Splinter- Ouch · Taken for less than 1 month August 16, 2017

For Urinary Tract Stones: “Flo max is a complete game changer in terms of handling a kidney stone at home and opting out of the emergency room visit ! Once the Flo max starts working, you likely have ended your medical emergency just that fast ( 5 minutes or less ) ! Flo max allows the urine to get past the stone which means your crisis has been defused so why does the Hospital run additional tests when technically you don't even belong in the emergency room once Flo max is doing its job ?”

10 / 10
kentuk · Taken for less than 1 month August 12, 2017

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “After being prescribed Tamsulosin for 1 week my typical urinating volume during the daytime has increased from 150 to 250ml per event.”

8 / 10
Oldie123 July 30, 2017

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “0.4mg dose worked after only one day and continued to work well for 1 ½ years. Then not so much. Back to doctor. Perhaps change to 0.8mg dose.”

10 / 10
Siddiq · Taken for less than 1 month July 30, 2017

For Urinary Frequency: “Within ten days use of tamsulosin I got relieved in burning of my urination but ejaculated while sleeping without erection. Also getting minor pain in chest & shoulder. Sometimes feels dizzy when standing from bed.”

Luvrofmusik July 23, 2017

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “I have hurt for the last 3 weeks really bad. I hurt so bad. I have taken 3 antibiotics the last 3 weeks. I finally decided it was enough and went to my Urologist. I was in so much pain. I was in tears. It was nonstop pain. My urologist told me that I had a stone or stones. My urologist prescribed me a pain med and Flomax. I thought Flomax was just for men. I looked it up and found out that it is used for kidney stones. I have taken Flomax once a day since Thursday and now I have no pain. I feel I passed the stone early this morning or it moved somewhere else. I am not hurting. I am so glad. I don't even know how to act, because I have been in so much pain for so long. I am set up for a CAT scan on Monday.”

8 / 10
Marlaya · Taken for less than 1 month July 22, 2017

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Urinary Tract Stones: “Flomax definitely worked for me. I just passed a series of six (6) 5mm kidney stones while using the bathroom. This was the third day (thus third dose) I had taken. In the past it's taken me weeks to pass just one 5mm stone. Side effects I experienced were a bit of muscle cramps/tensions in my legs and a numb feeling on the tip of my tongue. Not sure if that was the Flomax, the Oxy, or the Naproxen, or the large amounts of citrus fruits I ate/drank (lemon water and oranges) in an attempt to dissolve the stones. Either way Flomax helped me within 3 days. I am healed, thank God. Also just for reference I am a healthy (although overweight) 22y/o female and the stones were my only medical issue.”

10 / 10
hoghole July 17, 2017

Flomax (tamsulosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I was experiencing severe back pain, in which I was barely able to turn my head to the right or the left. I did an extensive research and found out that the probable cause was my prostate. I consulted with my Doctor who confirmed that it was my prostate. I asked my Doctor to explain the connection between my back and neck pain, but she got irritated. She prescribed Flomax, which has been a nightmare for me. After taking the Flomax I was able to pee more freely, which has been a problem for me. Now I cannot hold my urine for long when I want to pee. Secondly, I do have a dry orgasm. did some research and found out that Flomax will do this. It is irreversible. Based on reviews here, it confirms my fears.”

1 / 10
Mo. · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 14, 2017

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “I am 73, but an active man. I suffer from not being able to empty my bladder due to an enlarged prostrate. My new doctor put me on tamsulosin and it improved my urine flow, but not a massive difference to the number of times I need to urinate in a day, but I thought any improvement was worthwhile. However, I noticed the last few times I had sex, the feeling I had with ejaculation seemed to diminish until now I have no sensual feeling at all, although it has not affected my drive or erection. Having read some of the other comments, it seems that this drug is the culprit. I think I will have to stop taking it and see if there is something else that might work.”

4 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month July 4, 2017

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: “dizziness”