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

This is personalized comparison of Flomax vs Cardura for a male aged 79. 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.

Cardura (latest outcomes from 15,098 users) has active ingredients of doxazosin mesylate. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 9,852 male patients aged 74 who take the same drugs are studied in Flomax vs Cardura

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male74BPH

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Flomax tamsulosin hydrochlorideBoehringer Ingelheim
Cardura doxazosin mesylatePfizer

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 74 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Flomax (Boehringer Ingelheim)Cardura (Pfizer)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
DizzinessCondition Aggravated
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Asthenia (weakness)Asthenia (weakness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fall
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PneumoniaFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)
DiarrhoeaOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Flomax (Boehringer Ingelheim)Cardura (Pfizer)
Iris DisorderCondition Aggravated
DizzinessMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Drug IneffectiveHypertension (high blood pressure)
Procedural ComplicationBenign Prostatic Hyperplasia (benign enlargement of the prostate)
Miosis (constriction of the pupil of the eye, resulting from a normal response to an increase in light)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Asthenia (weakness)
Rash (redness)Weight Decreased
Urinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)Cardiac Arrest
Erectile DysfunctionDrug Ineffective
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Flomax4.43%22.78%39.24%25.95%7.59%
Cardura0.00%22.41%34.48%41.38%1.72%

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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. Cardura (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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