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Review: could Flomax cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Flomax, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 20,436 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 567 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Flomax

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

Trend of flomax reports

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 80,049 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

Trend of Constipation reports

On Nov, 25, 2014: 20,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 567 people (2.77%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Flomax reports

Time on Flomax when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation38.10%23.81%23.81%4.76%9.52%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Flomax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.22%0.65%12.20%13.29%73.64%

Severity of Constipation when taking Flomax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%83.33%16.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (59 people, 10.41%)
  2. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (45 people, 7.94%)
  3. Pain (39 people, 6.88%)
  4. Hypertension (39 people, 6.88%)
  5. Prostate cancer (33 people, 5.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (176 people, 31.04%)
  2. Zometa (134 people, 23.63%)
  3. Prilosec (95 people, 16.75%)
  4. Lasix (87 people, 15.34%)
  5. Lipitor (76 people, 13.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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