Could Flomax cause 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 27,565 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA. Among them, 566 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 29,631 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,259 Itching patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

27,565 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax.
Among them, 566 people (2.05%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flomax cause Itching?

Time on Flomax when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 43.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.07 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.2 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.32 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.32 %
  • 10+ years: 2.44 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Flomax *:

  • female: 7.49 %
  • male: 92.51 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Flomax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.47 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.93 %
  • 40-49: 7.48 %
  • 50-59: 11.45 %
  • 60+: 79.67 %

Severity of Itching **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 62.5 %
  • severe: 37.5 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (109 people, 19.26%)
  • Niaspan (76 people, 13.43%)
  • Lasix (71 people, 12.54%)
  • Lipitor (62 people, 10.95%)
  • Norvasc (60 people, 10.60%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Cholesterol (62 people, 10.95%)
  • High Blood Pressure (47 people, 8.30%)
  • Pain (32 people, 5.65%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (174 people, 30.74%)
  • Fatigue (95 people, 16.78%)
  • Pain (91 people, 16.08%)
  • Weakness (87 people, 15.37%)
  • Chest Pain (77 people, 13.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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