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Review: could Flomax cause Itching?

Summary: Itching could be caused by Flomax, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, 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, 440 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 20,416 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 440 people (2.16%) have Itching. They amount to 0.08% of all the 536,579 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itching in Flomax reports

Time on Flomax when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching53.66%14.63%4.88%14.63%4.88%7.32%0.00%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Flomax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.28%6.52%9.35%83.85%

Severity of Itching when taking Flomax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%71.43%28.57%0.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (56 people, 12.73%)
  2. Hypertension (34 people, 7.73%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (28 people, 6.36%)
  4. Angiogram (23 people, 5.23%)
  5. Pain (22 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (134 people, 30.45%)
  2. Niaspan (71 people, 16.14%)
  3. Norvasc (55 people, 12.50%)
  4. Lasix (50 people, 11.36%)
  5. Lisinopril (44 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • this itch bothers most at night and if on the legs I dare not rub or scratch.or it gets much worse. also on Avodart and use Zantac

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