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Review: could Flomax cause Itching?

Summary: Itching is found among people who take Flomax, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Enlarged prostate. We study 20,464 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 445 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Flomax

Flomax has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from 21,480 Flomax users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,320 Itching patients)

On May, 17, 2015: 20,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 441 people (2.16%) have Itching.

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
Itching52.38%14.29%7.14%14.29%4.76%7.14%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%6.50%9.32%83.90%

Severity of Itching when taking Flomax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%62.50%37.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (57 people, 12.93%)
  2. Hypertension (34 people, 7.71%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (28 people, 6.35%)
  4. Angiogram (23 people, 5.22%)
  5. High density lipoprotein decreased (22 people, 4.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (134 people, 30.39%)
  2. Niaspan (71 people, 16.10%)
  3. Norvasc (55 people, 12.47%)
  4. Lasix (50 people, 11.34%)
  5. Lisinopril (44 people, 9.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • 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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