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
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)||702|
|Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)||282|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)||203|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||142|
|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)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Peptic Ulcer Haemorrhage (peptic ulcer bleeding)||10|
|Platelet Count Decreased||6|
|Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)||6|
|Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)||4|
|High Density Lipoprotein Decreased||4|
|Headache (pain in head)||4|
|Red Blood Cell Count Decreased||4|
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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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:
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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?):
- 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 ?
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 .
- 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
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