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Review: could Flomax cause Double vision (Diplopia)?





Summary: Double vision 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 Neurontin, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 20,438 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 79 have Double vision. Find out below who they are, when they have Double vision 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)

Double vision

Double vision (double vision) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, depression, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from Double vision 12,223 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 20,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 79 people (0.39%) have Double Vision.

Trend of Double vision in Flomax reports

Time on Flomax when people have Double vision * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Double vision50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Double vision when taking Flomax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Double vision0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.86%7.14%10.00%80.00%

Severity of Double vision when taking Flomax ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Double vision ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (18 people, 22.78%)
  2. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (6 people, 7.59%)
  3. Neuralgia (4 people, 5.06%)
  4. Urinary tract disorder (4 people, 5.06%)
  5. Constipation (3 people, 3.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (22 people, 27.85%)
  2. Flonase (19 people, 24.05%)
  3. Prilosec (19 people, 24.05%)
  4. Furosemide (19 people, 24.05%)
  5. Motrin (18 people, 22.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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