Review: could Flomax cause Nasal congestion?
Summary: Nasal congestion is found among people who take Flomax, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Enlarged prostate.
We study 20,454 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 243 have Nasal congestion. Find out below who they are, when they have Nasal congestion and more.
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Flomax has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from 21,471 Flomax users)
Nasal congestion (blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, erection problems. (latest reports from 14,496 Nasal congestion patients)
On Jan, 29, 2015: 20,448 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 243 people (1.19%) have Nasal Congestion.
Time on Flomax when people have Nasal congestion * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Nasal congestion||22.22%||50.00%||11.11%||11.11%||5.56%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Nasal congestion when taking Flomax * :
|Nasal congestion||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.93%||10.67%||8.99%||76.40% |
Severity of Nasal congestion when taking Flomax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Nasal congestion||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
How people recovered from Nasal congestion ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (55 people, 22.63%)
- Hypertension (40 people, 16.46%)
- Osteoporosis (17 people, 7.00%)
- Depression (15 people, 6.17%)
- Bone loss (12 people, 4.94%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (50 people, 20.58%)
- Zometa (48 people, 19.75%)
- Lipitor (35 people, 14.40%)
- Prevacid (35 people, 14.40%)
- Monopril (29 people, 11.93%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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