User Reviews for Flomax to treat Overactive Bladder
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Reviews for Flomax
"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?"
GUARDHOUSE LAWYER (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 31, 2018
0 users found this comment helpful.
"Side effects were horrible. Depression, sluggishness etc. Would not use again"
localguy1 (taken for less than 1 month) October 28, 2018
5 users found this comment helpful.
"I went from having to go to the bathroom 5 or 6 times in one night to just once BUT, I had severe shortness of breath. Had to quit taking it."
Mr. Peepee head (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 18, 2017
24 users found this comment helpful.
"After 4 years of taking Trospium doctor tried me on Flomax. Not only did it not work I expereinced terrible side effects including racing heart for 3 hours each day, sweating, heavy legs, stomach upset, lightheadness and shaking. Also went from not having to get up at all during the night to needing to get up and urinate 2-3 times each night. Now going back on the trospium"
Red1977 (taken for less than 1 month) November 26, 2015
28 users found this comment helpful.
"Didn't work very well and made my throat very dry."
edward713 January 17, 2013
66 users found this comment helpful.
"It simply didn't work, didn't have any impact on my having to wake up 2-3 times every night to urinate. Doctor discontinued it to try something else."
James Peter March 14, 2012
89 users found this comment helpful.
"At the age of 60 I can now drive without looking for a toilet every half an hour. Some side a effects but what the hell got my life back wish I had known about Flomax years ago."
jjdancer November 18, 2011
95 users found this comment helpful.
"Had problems judging distance and driving. Still had frequent urination urges. "
rover1 April 17, 2010
47 users found this comment helpful.
"My Doctor put me on Flomax. I took it for 2 days and don't like it. I dream all night and still get up and pee 3 times during night, also my heart rate went up. Not for me."
Anonymous March 4, 2010
72 users found this comment helpful.
"It helps but there are times I just do not have time to get to a bathroom. I am 69 and have trouble getting a erection. I do not know if the drug is part of the cause."
Da Pig February 5, 2010
62 users found this comment helpful.
"I stopped my 4-5 time nightly peeing down to 2-3 but I get dizzy standing sometimes and always when outside in the heat playing golf. Never let myself get dehydrated and now drink electrolyte mixture. Does not interfere with outdoor exercise or biking (don't get dizzy)."
Anonymous August 30, 2009
92 users found this comment helpful.
"I am a woman taking flomax for severe urinary retention. Flomax works wonderfully, although it did not start to work for me until I had taken it for about 3 weeks. Initially there was some mild drowsiness and dizziness, which has mostly subsided. Make sure you talk to your doctor about getting on a bathroom schedule so you can eventually stop taking this. I was going 15 to 20 x/day and not able to empty below 200 ccs. This combination has gotten me down to going only 6 or 7 x/day, and completely empty."
Anonymous June 23, 2008
182 users found this comment helpful.
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