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User Reviews for Flomax to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Page 4)

Flomax has an average rating of 4.9 out of 10 from a total of 124 ratings for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. 27% of those users who reviewed Flomax reported a positive effect, while 42% reported a negative effect.

Flomax Rating Summary

4.9/10 average rating

124 ratings from 137 user reviews.

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Reviews for Flomax

Airod August 8, 2016

“Started taking it .04 but first retrograde ejaculation... Then stuffed nose Then constipation Then flutter of heart That was two weeks now It did change my counts To the bathroom from 6 to twice in one evening........”

10 / 10
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Sneh August 12, 2009

“I don't know if this medicine would have worked or not because after three days I was so weak and dizzy from low blood pressure that I stopped taking it. Better to get up 1-2 x a night to pee than pass out from walking across the house. If you have low-to-normal blood pressure, watch out. Also tried doxazosin/Cardura before this with similar results.”

2 / 10
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jim ohio May 13, 2009

“Been taking Flomax for about 4 years. Works great for me. Still go 4 or 5 times during the day, 0 to 2 at night. It's great to not have pain and difficulty when starting to pee. Thanks to those who took up the cause and found this medicine.”

9 / 10
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nz_man September 19, 2011

“Taking a 0.4 mg capsule resulted in side effects that made me want to stop taking Flomax. I now open a capsule and pour out half of the contents, resulting in a 0.2mg dose in the re-sealed capsule and another 0.2mg dose that I put into a tiny piece of dough. I am 62 yrs, had 2 types of radiation treatment for prostate cancer 7 yrs ago; am taking Flomax to counter the feeling of urgency to urinate frequent urinations (due to the bladder not fully emptying during urination). Flomax side effects = headaches, insomnia, stuffy sinus; however I need to stay on Flomax longer (than 1 week) to make a definite conclusion. 7 yrs ago I had no bad side effects but stopped due to price of Flomax.”

6 / 10
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Bobby · Taken for less than 1 month January 22, 2021

“Just started Flomax 4 days ago and I can attest for the dizziness after standing or turning too fast, as well as cottonmouth, or in extreme cottonmouth I refer to it as Elmer's glue mouth. At 53 years old, a diabetic and have neuropathy, sex is a distant memory anyway, but I would never share such a private and intimate bond between husband and wife!!”

4 / 10
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Rattlejaw · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 26, 2015

“Helped somewhat with ruination, however sexual ejaculation got crazy and erection was short lived, even with Viagra. Dizziness is a very big problem, especially when golfing. Had a rash this morning just under my pectoral muscles, itching. I have been taking this med about 4-5 weeks. Call in to the Doc now, waiting.....”

3 / 10
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Dkelly846 October 14, 2016

“Didn't work for me & bad side effects after cyberknife. No libido and painful or no ejaculation at all. Stopped & was ok. 16 months later developed a UTI BPH & bladder issues.Urgent Urination day & night started coming back about 8 weeks ago and Dr put me on Cialis 5 mg samples daily (insurance would not cover) for BPH & 500 mg of Cypro for UTI was ok then 1 week ago conditions worsened after running out of cialis for just a few days & started remaining Flomax again for 4 -5 days and went down hill really fast. I am now urinating 20 + times if not more.I Cant leave house literally. Can hit in 3 seconds My urine culture just came back negative and on 500 mg of cefuroxime. Started back on Cialis yesterday Brutal waiting for Doc to call”

1 / 10
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hoghole July 17, 2017

“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
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Dan · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 2, 2018

“Has made urination easier and less urgent. The only side effect has been retrograde ejaculation. Kind of an odd feeling and no semen in the condom. There is some cloudiness in the urine with the first urination after sexual intercourse. After getting used to the feeling, sex is as pleasurable as it has always been.”

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Al24 May 8, 2017

“I was prescribe Flomax due to kidney stones. Other than the pain I felt fine, then started taking this drug, long story short I hate it. I took it for about a week , I suppose it might have helped remove the stone but I felt like crap Insomnia ,weakness, coughing, hiccuping constantly. Loss of appetite, foods just didn't appeal at all ,muscle pain, diarrhea, Thurs was my last pain, today is Monday i stopped taking them last Saturday I could not take another one. How anyone can be on these for weeks and months is beyond me”

1 / 10
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Stanford616 July 12, 2011

“I used Flomax for about 2 yrs. I woke up every hour to pee and could not wait, lack of sleep was making me tried and sleepy every morning. I lost the ability to hold back urine and wet my pants twice before quitting. I never saw any improvement with my symptoms %u2013 low flow, hard to start flow, stopped and started each time.”

2 / 10
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Mel1921 June 23, 2017

“Was give flowmax on Monday to help with frequent trips to bathroom. On Tuesday my tooth started hurting so I went to the Dentist only to be sent home with hope that it will just go away. The pain got worse and so intense that Thursday I went back to the Dentist who said he could see no reason for the pain so sent me to a specialist dentist 100 miles from my house. I had xrays hot and cold treatments and was sent home with more pain pills. I ONLY TOOK TWO FLOMAX PILLS, ONE MONDAY AND ONE TUESDAY . ON THE DRIVE HOME MY PAIN STARTED TO GO AWAY . I CALLED THE DR THAT GAVE ME THE FLOMAX HE SAID STOP CAN CAUSE TOOTH PAIN.”

1 / 10
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Stuffy Node June 18, 2011

“Flow has improved, but I have the equivalent of a permanent head cold. After two months, I have trouble breathing through my nose, and sleep fully. It's not worth it. I will try Avodart, and if that doesn't work, I will have surgery.”

4 / 10
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Duce February 17, 2021

“I am 81 years old and diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Started doing radiation and after 2nd week had trouble peeing and emptying bladder. Could not sleep because spent night trying to pee. My Dr put me on flomax and within hours from taking 1st pill I was able to pee and empty my bladder. No side effects at all and able to have sex again which I have not been able to prior. Great medicine thank God”

10 / 10
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Peesfull · Taken for less than 1 month April 25, 2017

“I just started this, and then read reviews here. I'm REALLY concerned. One guy said that he has good luck taking Flo Max every other day. If he reads this, do you get the side effects of sexual dysfunction, like every single other guy has mentioned here? I decided to try this and it seems to be working so far. Has anyone stopped this and had their sexual functioning return to normal? I wonder if this is just an effect of lowered blood pressure. Besides, I cannot afford this stuff. I've done a lot of research on natural alternatives. I'm going to try these, and at least right now am optimistic, as user reviews are very positive.”

6 / 10
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Man with a problem · Taken for less than 1 month February 11, 2017

“I have been on Flomax and a catheter for 2 weeks. Had the catheter removed today. Only a few drops come out. Basically retaining all urine. Had to go back on a catheter the same day it was removed. The urologist only does the kind of surgery I want once a month. Looks like I may be on a catheter till March. No pain...just discomfort from catheter. Flomax seems to be causing me problems in the morning. It takes at least an hour or more just to get out of bed. When I rise to sit on the side of the bed my BP is good. But when I stand my BP goes to 9x/6x. I would pass out if I remained standing. I must lay down to regain a decent BP. Flomax plus aspirin are the only drugs I was taking. But I stopped the aspirin 2 days ago. Now only Flomax.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous December 3, 2010

“Used flomax for a long time and it worked great for me used to get up 5 times a night, then after using flomax maybe once or twice - then my company raised the price from 75. 00 to 495. 00 for 3 months. Then they said they had a generic for 30. 00 for 3 months. Am on the generic and it does not work.”

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Loomey · Taken for less than 1 month May 16, 2018

“I took this for about three weeks for BPH. After nearly passing out the second time after standing up I decided it wasn't worth it. Also had nausea and lethargy. It did help somewhat with urine flow but the side effects caused me to stop.”

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I. P. Freely September 25, 2009

“I have used Flomax for a year. It has reduced the urgency and improved flow. Initially, it inhibited sex drive, but I got used to it and am back to nearly normal. My doctor has recommended Rapaflo. One improvement may be sleeping better. I now have trouble getting back to sleep after my once per night pee trip.”

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fe. · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 11, 2015

“dizziness/ blurred vision/ sorehead/ itchyrash but it did help flow rate of passing urine.but it did not stop the frequent trips to toilet at night 5/6 times .no full nights sleep.seeing professor to change drug if possible.”

5 / 10
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4starz · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 3, 2017

“stress incontinence--piss pants at gym when working hard inability to reach orgasm-- can't get over the edge and blue balls overall it works, starting a stream is no problem and can empty but now going back to low dose cialis and put up with painful balls”

2 / 10
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Pancreatic June 16, 2010

“My experience is bang on great! I rarely get up at night and my flow is excellent, no pain, no dribbles etc. I take about 4 pills that will lower my blood pressure, plus morphine which does interact with Flomax, but I lowered my morphine dose and spread it out more and it works great. I was worried about insomnia but all is well there. I had a vasectomy 13 years ago which when combined with Flomax may cause low ejaculate. Flomax works great for me and my life has improved considerably.”

10 / 10
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Tl;dr at bottom · Taken for less than 1 month December 16, 2017

“This medicine has been great for me. I’ve had an enlarged prostate and dealt with frequent urination for 2 and a half years. I’ve tried bladder relaxers such as vesicare and myrebtriq and prostate shrinkers such as cialis yet none of them helped. Finally, my third urologist recommended Flomax. I’m on day 3 and already noticing drastic improvements. I have no trouble starting a stream or emptying and while I still have somewhat of an urge to pee more frequently than normal, it’s not nearly as severe or often as before and I suspect that will go away over time. It has given me some retrograde ejaculation however I’m not looking to impregnate anyone right now anyways. Too long; didn't read: Works great, retrograde ejaculation”

9 / 10
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Freeflow · Taken for less than 1 month September 21, 2017

“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
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flow only so so December 1, 2010

“Taking 0.4mg x 1 daily in the evening. Started two weeks ago. Doctor took me off Hytrin (terazosin 10mg). After two weeks my flow is less than on Hytrin. My frequency and urge to pee is higher than on Hytrin. My volume of output is less. This is the second time a doctor took me off Hytrin to put me on a "better", newer, drug. In both cases these other medicines didn't work as well as Hytrin. Will continue the Flomax for one more week just in case it has something to do with building up in blood levels.”

5 / 10
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