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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.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 9,843 male patients aged 74 who take the 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
DizzinessMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Asthenia (weakness)
Asthenia (weakness)Fall
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PneumoniaPyrexia (fever)
Pyrexia (fever)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
DiarrhoeaDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

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 DisorderMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
DizzinessHypertension (high blood pressure)
Drug IneffectiveBenign Prostatic Hyperplasia (benign enlargement of the prostate)
Procedural ComplicationDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Asthenia (weakness)
Miosis (constriction of the pupil of the eye, resulting from a normal response to an increase in light)Weight Decreased
Rash (redness)Cardiac Arrest
Urinary Retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)Drug Ineffective
Erectile DysfunctionSyncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Flomax3.87%22.58%39.35%26.45%7.74%
Cardura0.00%23.21%35.71%39.29%1.79%

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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.

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