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Review: could Flomax cause Insomnia?





Summary: Insomnia 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 Aspirin, and have Benign prostatic hyperplasia.

We study 20,438 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 537 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Flomax and have Insomnia >>>

Flomax

Flomax has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Flomax 21,453 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Insomnia 135,811 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 20,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 588 people (2.88%) have Insomnia.

Trend of Insomnia in Flomax reports

Time on Flomax when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia36.96%28.26%6.52%6.52%19.57%2.17%0.00%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Flomax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.00%1.18%0.20%4.12%11.18%20.00%63.33%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Flomax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%50.00%30.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (85 people, 14.46%)
  2. Pain (50 people, 8.50%)
  3. Hypertension (41 people, 6.97%)
  4. Depression (28 people, 4.76%)
  5. Insomnia (28 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (140 people, 23.81%)
  2. Zometa (103 people, 17.52%)
  3. Ambien (85 people, 14.46%)
  4. Oxycontin (82 people, 13.95%)
  5. Lipitor (69 people, 11.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    My insomnia was provoked by a 'medicine cocktail', prescribed medications that were contraindicated. I just had a rough experience with Serotonin Syndrome, grateful to be alive.

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