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Review: could Flomax cause Depression?





Summary: Depression is found among people who take Flomax, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 20,438 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 546 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Flomax

Flomax has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Flomax 21,453 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, acne.(latest reports from Depression 254,062 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 20,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 575 people (2.81%) have Depression.

Trend of Depression in Flomax reports

Time on Flomax when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression16.67%16.67%16.67%16.67%11.11%16.67%5.56%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Flomax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.00%0.20%0.20%6.72%16.40%18.18%58.30%

Severity of Depression when taking Flomax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (72 people, 12.52%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (67 people, 11.65%)
  3. Depression (50 people, 8.70%)
  4. Hypertension (50 people, 8.70%)
  5. Metastases to bone (46 people, 8.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (186 people, 32.35%)
  2. Zometa (146 people, 25.39%)
  3. Oxycontin (143 people, 24.87%)
  4. Ambien (122 people, 21.22%)
  5. Lipitor (110 people, 19.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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