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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 20,448 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 21,464 Flomax 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 12,295 Double vision patients)

On Dec, 31, 2014: 20,438 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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  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • My mother has moderate to severe A - Fib and suffered a TIA two years ago, at which point she began a regimen of Coumadin. She was on no other drugs at the time other than maybe Thyroid med.
    After many month on Warfarin, she switched to another blood thinner, Eliquis, which made her feel very depressed. She resumed the Warfarin and developed very annoying double vision, which appears to be correctable with prismatic lenses in her glasses. She is 91 and I asked her if the double vision was corrected if she covered one eye; she seemed to concur, so I infer she has monocular diplopia. Currently she is only taking a baby aspirin daily.
    Questions: How likely is it that the Warfarin/Coumadin caused the diplopia?
    Is this side effect permanent?

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have been on Flomax for approximately 4 months. The Urologist increased the dose from 0.4 to 0.8mg per day. After 3 weeks, I developed vision distrubance with headache and nausea. I did not correlate this to Flomax, and the primary MD ordered an MRA. This was normal. The headaches continued to increase in frequency and intensity. They became daily for approximately one week. With another 7 days to my next MD appointment, I begin looking for a correlation of headaches with Flomax. I found that others have had headaches while taking the drug. I decreased the dose back to 0.4mg 3 days ago and have been headache free so far.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Have experienced tendonitus in both elbows, left knee, and lower abdominal groin area. Started about a year ago and has gradually gotten worse.

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