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Review: could Flomax cause Diabetes?

Summary: Diabetes 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 Depression.

We study 20,448 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 209 have Diabetes. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetes and more.

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Flomax

Flomax has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from 21,464 Flomax users)

Diabetes

Diabetes has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 130,212 Diabetes patients)

On Jan, 20, 2015: 20,448 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 184 people (0.90%) have Diabetes.

Trend of Diabetes in Flomax reports

Time on Flomax when people have Diabetes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diabetes50.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Diabetes when taking Flomax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.67%14.00%21.33%60.00%

Severity of Diabetes when taking Flomax ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Diabetes ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (29 people, 15.76%)
  2. Pain (26 people, 14.13%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (19 people, 10.33%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (14 people, 7.61%)
  5. Insomnia (13 people, 7.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (74 people, 40.22%)
  2. Ambien (61 people, 33.15%)
  3. Protonix (50 people, 27.17%)
  4. Furosemide (47 people, 25.54%)
  5. Zometa (45 people, 24.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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