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Proscar vs Flomax for a male patient aged 73

Summary: 8,606 male patients aged 73 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Proscar vs Flomax for a male aged 73. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Proscar (latest outcomes from 7,095 users) has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Flomax (latest outcomes from 21,475 users) has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

What is the symptom

Bleeding tendency has been reported by people with high blood pressure, hiv infection, depression, deep venous thrombosis, insomnia. (latest reports from 456 Bleeding tendency patients)

On Mar, 27, 2015: 8,606 male patients aged 71 who take the same drugs are studied in Proscar vs Flomax

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male71BPH

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Proscar finasterideMerck
Flomax tamsulosin hydrochlorideBoehringer Ingelheim

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 71 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Proscar (Merck)Flomax (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Bleeding Tendency0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Proscar (Merck)Flomax (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
FatigueDizziness
NauseaFatigue
DizzinessAsthenia
Atrial FibrillationDyspnoea
Weight DecreasedNausea
FallHypotension
AstheniaAtrial Fibrillation
PainPyrexia
HypotensionDiarrhoea

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Proscar (Merck)Flomax (Boehringer Ingelheim)
GynaecomastiaDizziness
Breast Cancer MaleIris Disorder
DizzinessDrug Ineffective
Prostate CancerErectile Dysfunction
Prostatic Specific Antigen IncreasedRash
Atrial FibrillationUrinary Retention
Cerebrovascular AccidentMiosis
Erectile DysfunctionFatigue
Breast CancerNausea
Myocardial InfarctionProcedural Complication

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Proscar5.65%23.73%36.16%29.94%4.52%
Flomax6.11%22.25%42.05%25.43%4.16%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Proscar (finasteride) is often used to treat enlarged prostate. Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) is often used to treat enlarged prostate. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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