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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia "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."

Loomey (taken for less than 1 month) May 16, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Stones "After being diagnosed with a 6mm stone that was in the "funnel" of my right kidney, I was given Flomax. I took it for 8 days before I was scheduled for lithotrispy. I felt nothing unusual ever although my urine stopped having blood in it. When I went for the litho, they could not locate the stone. I had passed it and did not know it! It worked so well for me that I think everyone should ask about this if you have a kidney stone. It's a lot less traumatic than lithotripsy and a stent. I rated 9/10 because it did give me a headache."

   
9.0

Miss Stewart (taken for less than 1 month) April 27, 2018

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For Urinary Tract Stones "Last week I was diagnosed with my first kidney stone. 3 1/2mm. My doctor prescribed me toradol and buscapan (worked great for pain for me). He also mentioned flomax, and when I told him I had read about it online for helping kidney stones, he decided to let me give it a try. He told me it would drop my blood pressure so to take it at bedtime. Honestly at first I was nervous taking it (because its meant for men and I'm a women), so I didn't take it right away. After 7 days of not seeing much luck passing the stone, I decided to try a flomax! The first day I had a lot of sediment in my pee. (Side note: being female, I think once the stone got in my bladder, I felt like I had a UTI, like a pinching burning feeling at the end of my pee). Anyways I was so impressed with all the pieces I was passing I decided to try it again the next night. That night I woke up and I'm sure I passed it because all my symptoms went away the next morning and I felt great. Very impressed would recommend!"

   
10

Owl March 10, 2018

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia "Great! It's very effective."

   
9.0

Aremoola February 5, 2018

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia "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"

   
9.0

Tl;dr at bottom (taken for less than 1 month) December 16, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones "I was prescribed this in the ER after a kidney stone. I passed it but still took the meds to prevent further pain. After 3 days on it I won’t take anymore. Horrible indigestion which nothing helped. So bad I had to force dinner back up just so I could sleep. Also resulted in no ejaculate. Which is a very minor side effect but thought I would share. The indigestion and diarrhea made me commit to getting this medication out of my system as soon as possible."

Itsjustme223 (taken for less than 1 month) November 11, 2017

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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."

   
7.0

Freeflow (taken for less than 1 month) September 21, 2017

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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

Johnnydollar321 (taken for less than 1 month) September 17, 2017

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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%."

   
6.0

Jason Gallaher August 26, 2017

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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."

   
6.0

MSK Mom (taken for 10 years or more) August 20, 2017

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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."

   
8.0

Luvrofmusik July 23, 2017

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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."

   
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Marlaya (taken for less than 1 month) July 22, 2017

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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."

   
1.0

hoghole July 17, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia "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."

   
1.0

Mel1921 June 23, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones "40 YO Female just passed a 6mm stone that caused 3 weeks of renal colic followed by 2 months of being stuck in my bladder. CT showed it just outside my urethera. Urologist said surgery. I asked Google. This is where I came across info that indicated flomax could help though not FDA approved for use in women. I figured if the stone had already made it thru the kidney and ureter to the bladder it was certainly possible for it to travel just an inch further. So asked the Dr if I could try flomax before rushing into surgery and she agreed it couldn't hurt. Well it did hurt but only briefly in comparison to the entire episode. 2 pills (2 nights) and my 6 mm stone just kinda fell out. Long 3 month story short, I <3 Flowmax!"

   
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I<3Flomax (taken for less than 1 month) June 18, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones "Really I’m interested on your post! Please post more article about Kidney stone Thanks a lot, Hamid "

sangekolye.com June 11, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia "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"

   
1.0

Al24 May 8, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia "Have been taking flomax for past 6 days, usually get up 5 or 6 times a night to pee. Still getting up the same. No side affects for me. Still waiting for a good nights sleep."

   
1.0

Bricat70 May 6, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia "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."

   
6.0

Peesfull (taken for less than 1 month) April 25, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia "I am 62 years old and have been on the generic Flomax for about two years now. I have noticed a big improvement in my ability to urinate and I no longer have problems starting a stream. Also, it no longer takes a long time to fully empty my bladder. (No more starting and stopping several times). My only problem is the sexual side effect of no ejaculation when I have an orgasm it bothers me that when.Obviously, this is not normal!"

   
4.0

Anonymous April 19, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones "It was the first kidney stone I had. Can't say it really helped. I was only supposed to take 2 weeks worth. I was pretty sure I passed stone but doc wanted me to take full dose. Halfway through 2nd week, I wet the bed. I stopped taking them then."

   
4.0

BostonTerrier Mom (taken for less than 1 month) April 10, 2017

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia "Flomax gave me serious side-effects including the following ; tooth ache, gum infection, sinus infection, cough, chest pain, vision problem, muscle ache, muscle weakness, dizziness, premature ejaculation, inability to hold erection for sex, lack of orgasm after painful ejaculation."

   
1.0

FokinSonny (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 13, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones "I have surgery during which I was put to sleep had A 14 mm kidney stone removed from the bottom of one of my two left ureter's ( I was born with for ureters completely duplicated all the way down to the insertion of my Bladder ),I have swelling of both left ureters on my left side and the massive 1.4 x 1.2 cm stone was stuck in a (non congenital) ureterocele at the uvj at entrance to my bladder. Stone was broken up by laser removed and a stent placed in ureter from kidney to uvj. I was discharged from the hospital five hours after waking up from anesthesia key in a prescription for tamsulosin hcl (Flomax) 0.4mg(take 1 capsule daily (qty.30). phenazopyridine 200 mg , take 1 tab 1 to 2 times daily(qty 30). Cipro500 mg twice a day(qty6"

Elisejtolbert March 1, 2017

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For Urinary Tract Stones "I am a frequent flyer when it comes to bladder stones and kidney stones. I am a female. This last time I went in because it wasn't moving. Cat scan revealed a 11 mm stone. They went in with a scope and laser to blast it but as soon as they tried to open up my ureter with the balloon they realized too late it was as full of strictures and one split open. So they quickly inserted a J stent, left the stone there and pulled out. Now I am 4 weeks out waiting for my ureter to heal before my urologist decides what it needs to be done. During this time I have been on flomax and it has helped with the flow of my urine and helps the pain. I am hoping that somehow the large stone has broken up and "left the building" lol side effects minimal."

   
7.0

Stone master February 19, 2017

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