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User Reviews for Tamsulosin to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Page 2)

Also known as: Flomax

Tamsulosin has an average rating of 5.1 out of 10 from a total of 253 ratings for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. 27% of those users who reviewed Tamsulosin reported a positive effect, while 38% reported a negative effect.

Tamsulosin Rating Summary

5.1/10 average rating

253 ratings from 275 user reviews.

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Reviews for Tamsulosin

Wyosteve August 12, 2013

Flomax (tamsulosin): “I am 57 with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia. Was having problems urinating and have been on Flomax 1 yr., after several weeks problem pretty much gone. Side effects are stuffy nose and a reduction in semen volume. All in all am pleased with it.”

9 / 10
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pee-happy · Taken for less than 1 month June 30, 2012

Flomax (tamsulosin): “I must be the perfect patient for this medicine. My Dr. and pharmacist said to take it in the evening that way you would sleep through any of the light-headedness. I'm 65 years old and this is my first medicine I have taken. I noticed good results the first thing the next morning and it has been getting better all week long, also I have had the first full nights sleeps in over 10 years. I had a stronger stream, much easier starting and NO DRIBBLES at the end. Oh and I have not had ANY BAD sexual side effects, and my wife is HAPPY. So I can only say talk to you Dr. and follow his recommendations.”

10 / 10
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tkedgar98 February 26, 2008

Flomax (tamsulosin): “Flomax (Tamsulonsin hydrochlorid) helped me to uriniate normally. It did make me feel very tired and weak. I was taking one 0.4 mg a day. I started taking it with breakfast, but switched to taking it after dinner. That helped with most of the tiredness.”

5 / 10
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Miguel · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 13, 2020

Flomax (tamsulosin): “53 year old male. Started on flomax .4 dosage for two weeks for my BPH symptoms of urgency, weak stream, failure to fully empty bladder. Seemed to relieve those symptoms initially for a few days up to a week; tapered off the second week, however still improved initial symptoms by twenty-five percent. No noticeable side effects other than decreased ejaculation amounts and delayed ejaculation. Bumped dosage up to .8 after four weeks. Side effects now include minor lower back pain and minor sinus allergies. Seems to be working slightly better than .4; going to continue for another week or two. Was hoping for better results; maybe after more time on the medication?”

6 / 10
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EuroAll · Taken for less than 1 month November 22, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin): “AVOID THIS DRUG! After taking only ONE pill, I was sick as a dog, and felt like I had the flu! Almost 24 hours later, feeling better, but not 100% yet. I don't doubt the drug's effectiveness of BPH, however as far as I'm concerned the particularly nasty side effects simply isn't worth any of its so-called benefits. I will be seeikng alternative, more natural treatments to my minor BPH case. NEVER AGAIN Flomax!”

1 / 10
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tkr · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 28, 2014

Flomax (tamsulosin): “Flomax works well as for helping to pee. I hope there is another medicine soon because it interferes with sex life and ejaculations is internal. I must admit though it does help in urination. So if you have an active sex life you may want to ask for a different medicine.”

5 / 10
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Rick1360 · Taken for less than 1 month April 22, 2015

Flomax (tamsulosin): “I found Flomax very effective for increasing the size of my urine flow, and taking away the uncomfortable pressure I felt moments before urinating. I take the lower dose of .4MG, and have found that taking it every-other day is as effective for me as taking it daily.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous August 3, 2011

Flomax (tamsulosin): “At first I took this medicine at night, but had no ejaculations, soft erections. Then began taking this medicine after breakfast. Now able to have near normal ejaculations, as well near normal erections. Try taking after breakfast and see how it works.”

8 / 10
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Jim W9 September 1, 2014

Flomax (tamsulosin): “Flomax improved my ability to pee however it also made me listless and I experienced dizziness when changing positions suddenly. After a (1) month trial I am giving it up. For me the benefits are not worth the side effects.”

3 / 10
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Bigfoot · Taken for less than 1 month November 1, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin): “Took Flomax for BPH when I had to urinate 3 times a night. While on flomax I had to urinate 6 or 7 times a night. I switched to Rapaflo with much better results, although it is much more expensive. I didn’t have any side effects from Rapaflo.”

1 / 10
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Jr45 · Taken for less than 1 month March 4, 2020

“Had issues with weak urination, stop and start to the flow, but managed. Until I started to unexpectedly “leak” while lying in bed at night for no reason and I always felt like I had to Urinate. So I began taking this. Shortly there after I would get this insane ringing in my right ear. The top of my head, forehead and lips would start to feel like they were vibrating and I had a serious intense headache just behind my forehead. Looking back, 3 weeks after I started this medication, I began having tooth sensitivity and after going to my dentist and having her x-ray three different teeth for cavities, They came back perfectly fine. I also had a very difficult time falling asleep at night. I didn’t realize all these conditions were related to this drug until I read all the reviews and picked out bits and pieces from everyone else’s and realized I was experiencing them all. Time to find a new drug.”

2 / 10
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BillW · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 21, 2020

“I am nearly 73 and married. I did not experience any side effects. Tamsulosin was very effective in treating my BPH. The frequent urination ended. Getting up only once per night to go to the bathroom was quite a relief. I used to have to get up numerous times, which interrupted my sleep terribly. I can take long trips in a car and not have to look for a bathroom every hour or so. It was embarrassing to be out with friends and always having to find a men’s room. It did not impair my sexual desire or capacity in any way. This drug changed my life!”

10 / 10
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Pistol Pete · Taken for less than 1 month September 19, 2013

Flomax (tamsulosin): “Started getting some relief within 24 hrs of starting, which is considerably faster than the doc said. Still some hesitancy, but flow much better. No side effects. Hard to complain. Just do it! I suffered too long, might have done some damage had I gone much longer.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous June 7, 2008

Flomax (tamsulosin): “A miracle drug. Thanks. I didn't realize how much I had changed my life style. I was always looking for a bathroom, my wife and I stopped taking long drives in the country for fear I would have to suddenly go and worst of all, I stopped going to sporting events because I was afraid I wouldn't make it home in time. Lastly, I was getting up four or five times a night to go to the bathroom. That is all over now and we are enjoying our lives again.”

9 / 10
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Dude · Taken for less than 1 month March 14, 2021

Flomax (tamsulosin): “I posted previously ( i think here?) about my dissatisfaction with Flomax, and the pain and discomfort it caused me during the 3 days (3 doses) I took it and the 5 days after I stopped taking it, thinking I was experiencing residual effects. Turns out I had a UTI infection due to the cytoscopy. Be sure to get antibiotics after cytoscopys, before starting flomax, avoiding much pain & discomfort. I might give Flomax another try, will consult with additional doctors before!”

1 / 10
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TD September 9, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin): “For a while, I’ve had to get up to pee 3 or more times a night. Recently, I noticed my stream weakening and an urge to go when there’s very little urine. I tried Saw Palmetto and a multi-vitamin but they had little effect. I’ve cut back on caffeine and limit fluids in the evening. None of this seemed to make any difference. I finally when to the urologist and he started me on Flomax. The first night I noticed an improvement in my stream and the urge to go when there’s no need, was gone. The first two nights I only got up twice, however, the next two I was back to 4 times. The fifth day I woke up with diarrhea and had severe stomach cramps all day that finally went away in the evening. I did take the pill that night and woke up the next day with flu like symptoms that worsened throughout the day. This may be an effective medication but the side effects are not worth it for me. I’m on to searching for something else.”

3 / 10
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Ipeefreely · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 4, 2018

Flomax (tamsulosin): “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
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Jack · Taken for less than 1 month August 26, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin): “I started Flomax a week ago. I'm 58 years old. I had been having a very active sex life ( some days 2-3 times a day with my partner). Now I literally lost a lot of my " sex drive ", and, I also, have a hard time maintaining an erection, the worst is if I orgasm not even more than a drip of semen comes out. Now I have to choose, stop the medicine or lose my partner of 12 years. I can get viagra, but I don't think that you can take the 2 together. Ugh...”

3 / 10
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Cazzilo July 31, 2016

Flomax (tamsulosin): “I was suffering for many weeks with pain , extreme urge to urinate at getting up 10-15 times a night . Urine volume was low plus very weak stream . My doctor subscribed Flomax . Took the first one four hours before bedtime . Almost cried because all the symptoms disappeared . Finally a good nights sleep . Couldn't believe how fast it worked . After a couple of days was back to my normal self . Normal stream , no pain or urge to urinate . Though it was a miracle drug . Then , after three days , the side affects started showing up . First a slightly sore back . Then overall general muscle weakness , dry ejaculation ( reverse ) , soft erection , very weak orgasm at first and finally no orgasm period . Stopped using this today . Day 5 .”

4 / 10
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SRWMIAMI · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 2, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin): “This is my third comment, last one I had found that eliminating coffee helped the drug work better. Well it worked so good that coffee intake crept back in and now although it works, the side effects are off the charts. Fatigue no strength, sinus congestion runny nose shortness of breath, vision problems. Awful. So I am experimenting taking it every other day. As soon as the side effects clear up, it's effectiveness dwindles. If I can skip two days, I'll have a good nights sleep on the second night and no congestion on the third day. Last I took it was early Friday morning and it's now Monday at noon. I'm a little nervous going to work but I'm going to try and make it. if I get really stuck, dunking or spraying my penis with warm water can get things started (like a warm shower can do). I'm taking Cialis 5mg and a natural supplement. I'll have to quit coffee again . I hope to God to wean off this drug and not have to go with a procedure.”

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The Calvinator July 22, 2013

Flomax (tamsulosin): “Only the brand Flomax works for me. After falling asleep on the seat a few times I switched to Flomax brand and it made all the difference in the world. If I DO wake up to pee, I pee. It's like having a 30-year-old prostate (not 65). But I can pee, whee!”

8 / 10
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lmason October 3, 2007

Flomax (tamsulosin): “Immediately after starting to take flomax I lost blatter control while sleeping. I wet the bed 2 to 3 times every night. I have traded one problem for another. My doctor started me with 2 0.4mg capsules daily.”

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Bude · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 4, 2015

Flomax (tamsulosin): “I am currently almost 65 years of age. For several years I suffered off and on with symptoms of BPH (frequent urination, difficulty urinating, weak stream, etc) day and night. Sometimes I would wake up 8-10 times a night for bathroom visits. Not being a person who goes to doctors regularly I tried about every OTC and home remedy I could find. Two months ago I finally visited a doctor and described my condition. He prescribed Flomax and I started noticing improvement within a few weeks of taking it. After about five weeks I was sleeping 6-7 hours between bathroom visits. I have noticed no side effects other than slight occasional headaches which may or may not be related to the use of Flomax. Thank you Flomax!”

8 / 10
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Anonymous April 19, 2017

Flomax (tamsulosin): “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 / 10
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Louie · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 16, 2019

Flomax (tamsulosin): “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
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