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Review: could Flomax cause Diabetes?

Summary: Diabetes could be caused by Flomax, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 20,416 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 184 have Diabetes. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetes and more.

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Flomax

Flomax (latest outcomes from 21,425 users) has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Diabetes

Diabetes (latest reports from 383,149 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 20,416 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 184 people (0.90%) have Diabetes. They amount to 0.05% of all the 382,826 people who have Diabetes on eHealthMe.

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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  • Urine/bladder control is a result of prostate cancer. I had radioactive implants 10 years ago and PSA has stayed less than .1 ever since.

    I have been taking Atacand 5 to 7 years and started felodipine 5 months ago. B.P is running about 140 over 85. Lung-breathing problems began 3-4 years ago. I've been taking Symbicort 3+ years and Started Spiriva 6 months ago. Breathing problems have become more severe with each passing year.

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