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Flomax vs Doxazosin Mesylate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 64

This is personalized comparison of Flomax vs Doxazosin Mesylate for a male aged 64. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

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

Doxazosin mesylate (latest outcomes from 8,072 users) has active ingredients of doxazosin mesylate. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 6,949 male patients aged 59 who take the same drugs are studied in Flomax vs Doxazosin Mesylate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male59BPH

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Flomax tamsulosin hydrochloridenot specified
Doxazosin Mesylate doxazosin mesylatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 59 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
FlomaxDoxazosin Mesylate
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Condition Aggravated
PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
AnxietyChest Pain
Chest PainAsthenia (weakness)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Back PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pyrexia (fever)Dizziness
DizzinessHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
FlomaxDoxazosin Mesylate
DizzinessAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Drug IneffectiveBlood Cholesterol Increased
Erectile DysfunctionHiatus Hernia (hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Hiatus Hernia (hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm)Barrett's Oesophagus (barrett's oesophagus is a disorder in which the lining of the oesophagus (the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach) is damaged by stomach acid and changed to a lining similar to that of the stomach)
Prostatic Specific Antigen IncreasedGastroduodenitis (an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and duodenum)
Labyrinthitis Nos (inflammation of the labyrinth or inner ear)Labyrinthitis Nos (inflammation of the labyrinth or inner ear)
Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (cholesterol increased in blood)Oesophageal Disorder Nos (disease of oesophagus)
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedProstatic Specific Antigen Increased
Gastroduodenitis (an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and duodenum)Sinusitis Nos (inflammation of sinus)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Flomax3.55%22.34%39.09%30.46%4.57%
Doxazosin Mesylate2.94%26.47%41.18%22.06%7.35%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) is often used to treat enlarged prostate. Doxazosin Mesylate (doxazosin mesylate) 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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