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Review: could Flomax cause Drug not working?

Summary: Drug not working could be caused by Flomax, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Benign prostatic hyperplasia.

We study 20,416 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,485 have Drug not working. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug not working 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, 15, 2014: 20,416 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 1,485 people (7.27%) have Drug Not Working. They amount to 0.18% of all the 842,200 people who have Drug Not Working on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drug not working in Flomax reports

Time on Flomax when people have Drug not working * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug not working22.95%34.43%4.92%19.67%9.84%8.20%0.00%

Age of people who have Drug not working when taking Flomax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug not working0.00%0.00%0.09%0.00%1.66%2.58%12.81%82.86%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (517 people, 34.81%)
  2. Hypertension (149 people, 10.03%)
  3. Prostatomegaly (90 people, 6.06%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (88 people, 5.93%)
  5. Pollakiuria (79 people, 5.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (235 people, 15.82%)
  2. Avodart (204 people, 13.74%)
  3. Lipitor (136 people, 9.16%)
  4. Lisinopril (125 people, 8.42%)
  5. Nexium (88 people, 5.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) is often used for enlarged prostate. Find out below the conditions Flomax is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • PI RICKEY on May, 11, 2011:

    First night, Flomax (tamulsifin, the generic) was great. Went from 6-8-10 pees a night to one first night. Worked fine. Been on it for about a month now but increasing frequency of urination seems to be returning.

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