Flomax and Itching - from FDA reports


Summary

Itching 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 High blood cholesterol . We study 27,939 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA. Among them, 588 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 Flomax 29,666 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,376 Itching patients).

On Jan, 31, 2017

27,939 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax.
Among them, 588 people (2.1%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flomax cause Itching?

Time on Flomax when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 48.48 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.21 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.06 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.03 %
  • 10+ years: 3.03 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Flomax *:

  • female: 7.55 %
  • male: 92.45 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Flomax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.46 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.68 %
  • 40-49: 7.53 %
  • 50-59: 11.19 %
  • 60+: 80.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (65 people, 11.05%)
  • Enlarged Prostate (53 people, 9.01%)
  • High Blood Pressure (50 people, 8.50%)
  • Pain (32 people, 5.44%)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (25 people, 4.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (114 people, 19.39%)
  • Lasix (77 people, 13.10%)
  • Niaspan (76 people, 12.93%)
  • Lipitor (66 people, 11.22%)
  • Lisinopril (63 people, 10.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (183 people, 31.12%)
  • Fatigue (101 people, 17.18%)
  • Pain (97 people, 16.50%)
  • Weakness (92 people, 15.65%)
  • Chest Pain (79 people, 13.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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