Review: Flomax and Niacin drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Flomax and Niacin. It is created by eHealthMe based on 713 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Flomax (latest outcomes from 21,417 users) has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.
Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,280 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 713 people who reported to have interactions when taking Flomax, Niacin are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride)
- Niacin (niacin)
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)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)||366|
|Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)||144|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)||96|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||64|
|Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)||51|
|Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)||50|
|Cardiac Failure Congestive||49|
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)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Peptic Ulcer Haemorrhage (peptic ulcer bleeding)||5|
|Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)||4|
|Ageusia (loss of taste functions of the tongue)||2|
|High Density Lipoprotein Decreased||2|
|Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)||2|
|Headache (pain in head)||2|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased
- High density lipoprotein decreased
- Diabetes mellitus
- Blood triglycerides increased
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Flomax is used in:
- Niacin is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Flomax alternatives:
- Niacin alternatives:
Comments from related studies:
From this study (11 months ago):
From this study (11 months ago):
later in the afternoons I feel better
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?
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- Will taking a fiber supplement at the same time as niaspan create a problem/interaction
I have been told that taking a fiber supplement at the same time as taking Niaspan will limit the effects of the Niaspan. I need to know so that I can change the order in which I take my meds and supplements if needed.
- Flomax does not help with frequent night time urination maybe not bph but nocturnal?
Tried many and costly prostate related products to no avail. Dr says prostate only marginally enlarged but hard. Could not urinate at all after taking postoperative codein based pain meds. Wonder if nocturnal is a separate and differently medicated condition
- I have been taking ambien for years my doctor just gave me flomax to take is it safe to take together
I have had bladder issues for years and I just went to a urologist two days ago and he gave me a prescription for Flomax (generic) and I also take 2 zolpidem tartrate to fall asleep. I asked him in the office if the new med would interfere with any of my usual medications and he said they shouldn't, ...
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