Review: could Flomax cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 19,745 people who take Flomax. Among them, 567 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Flomax (latest outcomes from 21,417 users) has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate, prostate cancer. Commonly reported side effects of Flomax include dizziness, dizziness aggravated, weakness, breathing difficulty, fatigue.
Constipation (latest reports from 491,384 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 19,745 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 567 people (2.87%) have Constipation.
Time on Flomax when people have Constipation * :
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Age of people who have Constipation when taking Flomax * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Flomax ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (59 people, 10.41%)
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (45 people, 7.94%)
- Pain (39 people, 6.88%)
- Hypertension (39 people, 6.88%)
- Prostate cancer (33 people, 5.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (176 people, 31.04%)
- Zometa (134 people, 23.63%)
- Prilosec (95 people, 16.75%)
- Lasix (87 people, 15.34%)
- Lipitor (76 people, 13.40%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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