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Review: could Flomax cause Double vision?

Summary: Double vision could be caused by Flomax, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 20,416 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 (latest outcomes from 21,425 users) has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 20,354 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 79 people (0.39%) have Double Vision. They amount to 0.11% of all the 70,542 people who have Double Vision on eHealthMe.

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. Furosemide (19 people, 24.05%)
  3. Prilosec (19 people, 24.05%)
  4. Flonase (19 people, 24.05%)
  5. Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (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 (6 days ago):

  • vision can be double or more. always vertical. Most noticeable as double, triple or quadruple vision when looking at thin horizontal lines like high wires. There is always space between thin items like wires. Otherwise more noticeable as very blurry for larger items in vision field.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • The side effects of taking meds pop up each time I take them.
    I was taking Cipro and Ibuprophen for prostatitus and had stomach pain, vomiting,
    diarhea, acid reflux from that, so I stopped taking it even though it helped with prostatitus symptoms. I no longer had nocturia or sudden urges to go, but the burning intensified. Each time one issue is addressed, another issue pops up.
    It is so frustrating. Had a flare up of having to pee multiple times during the day yesterday. Slow stream with burning. Flomax helped, but ringing intensified to uncomfortable. What to do, what to do?

    Reply

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