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Review: Ditropan Xl and Flomax

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ditropan Xl and Flomax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 336 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Ditropan xl (latest outcomes from 1,956 users) has active ingredients of oxybutynin chloride. It is often used in urge incontinence.

Flomax (latest outcomes from 21,446 users) has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 336 people who take Ditropan Xl, Flomax are studied

Ditropan Xl, Flomax outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ditropan Xl (oxybutynin chloride)
- Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ditropan Xl is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Flomax is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Cerebrovascular AccidentFluid Retentionn/an/aConfusional StateHypertensionBlood PressureFatigue
Iiird Nerve ParalysisCoughAngerDry ThroatHeartburnOedema Peripheral
Rectal HaemorrhageHeart Rate IrregularDry MouthLoss Of Bladder ControlAnxiety
Motion SicknessBlood Pressure IncreasedDrug IneffectiveUrine Flow DecreasedPneumonia
DiplopiaDyspnoeaLung DisorderConfusional State
Face OedemaPulmonary OedemaAngerPyrexia
WheezingOedema PeripheralConfusional StatePain
MalaiseCardiogenic ShockDizziness
Tachycardia NosBradycardiaNausea
Throat TightnessArthralgiaRash

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Ditropan Xl is effectiven/a33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
Flomax is effectiven/a12.50%
(1 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

NauseaOedema Peripheral
Muscular WeaknessAnxiety
Pain In ExtremityPneumonia
Blood Pressure DecreasedConfusional State
Injection Site InfectionPyrexia
Urinary Tract InfectionPain
Abscess NosDizziness

Drug effectiveness by age :

Ditropan Xl is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 10 people)
Flomax is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/aAbnormal Faecesn/aAnxietyAstheniaCellulitisPainFatigue
Emotional DistressCondition AggravatedBalance DisorderHeadachePneumonia
InjuryMalignant MelanomaNauseaFatigueOedema Peripheral
PainInfluenza Like IllnessAbscess NosDiarrhoeaPyrexia
General Physical Health DeteriorationMultiple Sclerosis RelapseMultiple Sclerosis AggravatedAnxietyConfusional State
PregnancyPost Procedural ComplicationSkin Infection NosPyrexiaAsthenia
Pulmonary EmbolismBipolar DisorderComaPain In ExtremityPain
Deep Vein ThrombosisRib FractureBipolar DisorderBack PainDrug Ineffective
SomnolenceFeeling ColdArthralgiaPericardial EffusionPruritus
EpilepsyFallConfusional StateDizzinessAnxiety

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you take Ditropan Xl and Flomax?

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Patrick Foster on Jun, 29, 2014:

    had retention. Was given flomax Got UTI after 2 weeks with same bag.Dr never checked for uti. Went to another urologist at upenn Dr O'Connell who prescribed flomax then anti biotics for uti. Burning never stopped..balls hurt all the time. I take suboxone so I could get off all those pain pills causing rage attacks. Urology wont see me again since "That's not my area. Blood in undershorts in am. just drops. Please long can this last?


  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • Urine/bladder control is a result of prostate cancer. I had radioactive implants 10 years ago and PSA has stayed less than .1 ever since.

    I have been taking Atacand 5 to 7 years and started felodipine 5 months ago. B.P is running about 140 over 85. Lung-breathing problems began 3-4 years ago. I've been taking Symbicort 3+ years and Started Spiriva 6 months ago. Breathing problems have become more severe with each passing year.


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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Ditropan Xl (oxybutynin chloride) is often used to treat urge incontinence. 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:

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

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