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Review: could Flomax cause Flatulence?

Summary: Flatulence is found among people who take Flomax, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 20,448 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 110 have Flatulence. Find out below who they are, when they have Flatulence 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)

Flatulence

Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus) has been reported by people with quit smoking, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, depression. (latest reports from 21,613 Flatulence patients)

On Jan, 4, 2015: 20,438 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 110 people (0.54%) have Flatulence.

Trend of Flatulence in Flomax reports

Time on Flomax when people have Flatulence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Flatulence0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Flatulence when taking Flomax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Flatulence0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.95%13.10%80.95%

Severity of Flatulence when taking Flomax ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Flatulence ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (22 people, 20.00%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (16 people, 14.55%)
  3. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (15 people, 13.64%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (11 people, 10.00%)
  5. Prostatomegaly (9 people, 8.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (28 people, 25.45%)
  2. Coumadin (18 people, 16.36%)
  3. Lasix (17 people, 15.45%)
  4. Lisinopril (15 people, 13.64%)
  5. Simvastatin (15 people, 13.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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