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Cialis vs Flomax, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 79

This is personalized comparison of Cialis vs Flomax for a male aged 79. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Cialis (latest outcomes from 9,181 users) has active ingredients of tadalafil. It is often used in erection problems.

Flomax (latest outcomes from 21,451 users) has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 6,167 male patients aged 75 who take the same drugs are studied in Cialis vs Flomax

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male75ED

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Cialis tadalafilLilly
Flomax tamsulosin hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 75 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cialis (Lilly)Flomax
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Therapeutic Response Decreased (less preventive response)Dizziness
Headache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Back PainAsthenia (weakness)
Vision BlurredDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DizzinessNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Pain In ExtremityAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision)Pneumonia
Myalgia (muscle pain)Pyrexia (fever)
Erectile DysfunctionPain

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cialis (Lilly)Flomax
Optic Neuritis (optic nerve inflammation)Iris Disorder
Retinal Artery Occlusion (blockage of retinal artery)Dizziness
Vision BlurredProcedural Complication
Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Drug Ineffective
Optic Ischaemic Neuropathy (optic nerve damage due to lack of blood supply)Miosis (constriction of the pupil of the eye, resulting from a normal response to an increase in light)
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Urinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)
Cardiac Failure CongestiveCataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
Drug IneffectiveBenign Prostatic Hyperplasia (benign enlargement of the prostate)
Microangiopathy (disease of the capillaries (very small blood vessels), in which the capillary walls become so thick and weak that they bleed, leak protein)Nocturia (the need to get up in the night to urinate)
Retinal Infarction (retina damage due to less blood supply)Erectile Dysfunction

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Cialis2.08%18.75%35.42%33.33%10.42%
Flomax4.00%22.29%41.14%25.71%6.86%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Cialis (tadalafil) is often used to treat erection problems. 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:

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

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