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Rapaflo vs Flomax, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 63

This is personalized comparison of Rapaflo vs Flomax for a male aged 63. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Rapaflo (latest outcomes from 927 users) has active ingredients of silodosin. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Flomax (latest outcomes from 21,448 users) has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

What is the symptom

Dizziness (latest reports from 1,295,398 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 3,249 male patients aged 58 who take the same drugs are studied in Rapaflo vs Flomax

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male58Enlarged Prostate

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Rapaflo silodosinWatson Labs
Flomax tamsulosin hydrochlorideBoehringer Ingelheim

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 58 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Rapaflo (Watson Labs)Flomax (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Dizziness21.33%9.78%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Rapaflo (Watson Labs)Flomax (Boehringer Ingelheim)
DizzinessDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectivePain
Retrograde Ejaculation (entry of semen into the bladder instead of going out through the urethra during ejaculation)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Ejaculation FailureFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Anxiety
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Chest Pain
Nasal Congestion (blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dizziness
Blood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)Back Pain
PainDiarrhoea

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Rapaflo (Watson Labs)Flomax (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Night Sweats (sweating in night)Orthostatic Hypotension (a medical condition consisting of a sudden decrease in blood pressure when a person stands up)
Erectile Dysfunction
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Hiatus Hernia (hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Chest Pain
Labyrinthitis Nos (inflammation of the labyrinth or inner ear)
Gastroduodenitis (an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and duodenum)
Prostatic Specific Antigen Increased
Blood Cholesterol Increased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Rapaflo0.00%19.05%38.10%42.86%0.00%
Flomax3.37%24.72%39.33%27.53%5.06%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Rapaflo (silodosin) 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:

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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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