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Review: Flomax and Niacin

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Flomax and Niacin together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Flomax and Niacin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 735 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

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

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Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,311 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Trend of niacin reports

On Oct, 31, 2014: 735 people who take Flomax, Niacin are studied

Flomax, Niacin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride)
- Niacin (niacin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Flomax is effective20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Niacin is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
66.67%
(6 of 9 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
FlushingFlushingFlushingDizzinessPeptic Ulcer HaemorrhageRestless Leg SyndromeMean Cell Haemoglobin DecreasedFlushing
PruritusArthralgiaPruritusErectile DysfunctionGastric Ulcer HelicobacterLeg CrampsMean Cell Volume AbnormalPruritus
Feeling HotHyperhidrosisAnaemiaDiarrhoeaAstheniaNight SweatsRed Blood Cell Count DecreasedDizziness
DizzinessAstheniaParaesthesiaPancreatitis AcuteHelicobacter InfectionUrinary HesitationPlatelet Count DecreasedAsthenia
ParaesthesiaAbdominal DiscomfortInsomniaAgeusiaUlcerElevated Liver EnzymesElevated Liver EnzymesOedema Peripheral
Blood Glucose IncreasedRectal HaemorrhageRhabdomyolysisGastric UlcerDiarrhoeaDizzinessParaesthesia
DiarrhoeaFatigueHiatus HerniaHigh Density Lipoprotein DecreasedMuscle FatigueFatigue
Abdominal PainDiarrhoeaHigh Density Lipoprotein DecreasedMouth HaemorrhageDyspnoeaPneumonia
Chest PainSensory DisturbanceElectrocardiogram AbnormalEpistaxisCardiac Failure Congestive
Abdominal DistensionMuscular WeaknessDiverticulumMuscle WeaknessErythema

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Flomax is effectiven/a24.14%
(7 of 29 people)
Niacin is effectiven/a52.00%
(13 of 25 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Escherichia InfectionFlushing
Cardiac Failure CongestivePruritus
DizzinessDizziness
Neuropathy PeripheralOedema Peripheral
HyperhidrosisAsthenia
Therapeutic Agent ToxicityParaesthesia
Staphylococcal InfectionPneumonia
Muscle SpasmsFatigue
HypertensionDyspnoea
HypotensionErythema

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Flomax is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
23.81%
(5 of 21 people)
Niacin is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
61.11%
(11 of 18 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/an/an/aChest PainFlushingFlushing
ArthralgiaParaesthesiaDizziness
FlushingPruritusCardiac Failure Congestive
Bipolar DisorderFatigueAsthenia
CellulitisFeeling HotOedema Peripheral
Cardiac DisorderBlood Pressure DecreasedPneumonia
BronchospasmErythemaPruritus
ConstipationAtrial FibrillationDyspnoea
DyspnoeaPainFall
HeadacheCarcinoma In Situ Of EyeFatigue

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • I have had two surgerys to remove cancer in my bladder and am on warfarin for my afib. my bladder cannot seem to heal. i have blood in my urine and intermitent burning at the end of my penis. will the
    (Asked by a 68 year old man who has Afib, Bladder Cancer Stage I, With Cancer In Situ, and takes Cialis, Indomethacin, Digoxin, Carvedilol, Flomax, Lisinopril, Warfarin Sodium)
    I have had two surgeries in the last 14 months to remove cancer from my bladder. Diagnosed with afib 16 months ago. Bladder is not healing due to the blood thinners, but I must keep my INR above 2.0. Every time I take the warfarin, I have more blood in my urine.

  • Alprazolam & amoxicillin
    (Asked by a 72 year old man who has Enlarged Prostate, High Blood Pressure, Diverticulitis, and takes Meclizine, Clonidine, Norvasc, Flomax, Avodart)
    Have Diverticulitis from having Diverticulosis. Have had high blood pressure for about 4 years and it is controlled with the Norvasc & Clonidine. Enlarged prostate is controlled with Flomax & Avodart. Meclizine is for vertigo, take 2 25mg per day, 1 Am & 1 PM. Take 1 Norvasc AM & 1 Flomax PM.

  • Burning sensation aft urinate in morning
    (Asked by a 66 year old man who has Frequent Or Urgent Urination, and takes Flomax)
    taking flomax last one year suddenly getting burning sensation in my penus aft i go to P and remaing burning for 5 to 10 minutes did all the urine test and all are are negative so i dont know what is cause.my urology did even cystoscopy and he id not find anything my P S A is 2.45 normal. my dr. say ...

  • Does bcaa cause migraines?
    (Asked by a 40 year old woman who has CFS, Migraines , and takes Cod Liver Oil, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin C (ascorbic Acid), Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Coenzyme Q10, Iron Dextran, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride)
    I took 3 capsules of BCAA and within the next hour I developed a very aggressive migraine. Believing the migraine may have been separate to the tablets, I took another 3 capsules the next day and again within 1 hour I developed a very aggressive migraines. Has anyone had a similar adverse reactio ...

  • I am experiencing difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath. i have been taking zyrtec . omeprazole and flomax for the past 5 years. has anyone experience this with any of these medication ?
    (Asked by a 55 year old man who has Shortness Of Breath, and takes Flomax, Omeprazole, Zyrtec)
    I have had catscan of long and checked my heart and every test you can imagine , and doctors can't find the reason.I have had the shortness of breath for about 4 month now .

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) is often used to treat enlarged prostate. Niacin (niacin) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. 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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