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Flomax (Tamsulosin) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Flomax (Tamsulosin) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 3 ratings/reviews, Flomax has an overall score of 9.33. The effectiveness score is 9.33 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Flomax review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   kidney pain, difficult urination
Dosage & duration:   0.4 milligram (mg) once a day taken once a day for the period of One week was enough
Other conditions:   Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Other drugs taken:   Antidepressants (wellbutrin, lexapro)
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   As near as we can tell, this drug (which is intended for men with enlarged prostates) relaxed ureter muscles, relieving the sensation of kidney stone pain, and also relaxed bladder muscles that had caused painful urination.
Side effects:   It made me drowsy all week; also sporadic dizziness. Chronic nasal congestion (stuffy nose) was also unpleasant.
Comments:   Once kidney stones were ruled out as the cause, the choices were to "wait it out," or to try this medication. Directions were pretty straightforward---take the pill after a meal; don't drive if feeling dizzy or drowsy; drink plenty of water.

 

Flomax review by 59 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   frequent urination
Dosage & duration:   2 tab per day taken every day for the period of every day
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Was getting up to urinate 3-6 times a night to urinate. NOw can sleep through the night getting up not at all or one time. excellent results - could not be happier. Dr. did digital exam, but felt no abnormality, but said hypertrophy could be on side he could not palpate, so to try tamsulosin. It worked!
Side effects:   I did not experience any side effects to speak of
Comments:   took as prescribe. I started off with one capsule per day, then, as soon as possible, went to two capsules per day. Two capsules per day did the trick. Am able to sleep through the night the majority of the time!

 

Flomax review by 59 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   BPH
Dosage & duration:   2 capsules a day taken regularly for the period of regulafrly
Other conditions:   not pertinent
Other drugs taken:   not pertinent
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Before tamsulosin, I was getting up to urinate from 3 to 6 times a night. Now I can sleep all throught he night without getting up to urinate!
Side effects:   Perhaps a little dizziness to begin with. As far as stuffy nose, I get sinus infection in the winter, so no way to tell if drug is affecting that.
Comments:   Went to my physician. He did digital exam. Prostate appeared normal, but physician said I could have swelling on side or prostate he cannot feel. He prescribed tamsulosin. It did the job! Don't remember if 1 a day was doing the trick, but 2 a day certainly is! But be careful about taking 2. You have to work up to it slowly!
 


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