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Review: Flomax and Niacin

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Flomax and Niacin. It is created by eHealthMe based on 713 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 31, 2014: 713 people who reported to have interactions when taking Flomax, Niacin are studied

Trend of Flomax, Niacin's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4091545)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Flomax, Niacin:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)702
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)282
Asthenia (weakness)230
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)203
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)142
Feeling Hot128
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)128
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)128

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Flomax, Niacin:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Peptic Ulcer Haemorrhage (peptic ulcer bleeding)10
Erectile Dysfunction6
Platelet Count Decreased6
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)6
Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)4
High Density Lipoprotein Decreased4
Headache (pain in head)4
Red Blood Cell Count Decreased4

How effective are the drugs:

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased
  2. Hypertension
  3. High density lipoprotein decreased
  4. Diabetes mellitus
  5. Blood triglycerides increased

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Niaspan
  2. Aspirin
  3. Lipitor
  4. Lisinopril
  5. Plavix

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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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  • i have not changed any doctor ordered medications , however, due to allergies, I recently bought over the counter Claritin and then zyrtec. Since then, I am getting the tingling in my right hand? Can you advise?


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