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Review: could Flomax cause Platelet count decreased?

We study 20,424 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 256 have Platelet count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Platelet count decreased and more.

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Flomax

Flomax (latest outcomes from 21,437 users) has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Platelet count decreased

Platelet count decreased (latest reports from 236,776 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, schizophrenia.

On Jul, 19, 2014: 20,422 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 256 people (1.25%) have Platelet Count Decreased. They amount to 0.11% of all the 234,546 people who have Platelet Count Decreased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Platelet count decreased in Flomax reports

Time on Flomax when people have Platelet count decreased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Platelet count decreased85.71%7.14%7.14%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Platelet count decreased when taking Flomax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Platelet count decreased0.00%0.44%0.00%0.00%3.11%2.22%9.33%84.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (32 people, 12.50%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (32 people, 12.50%)
  3. Hypertension (22 people, 8.59%)
  4. Myelodysplastic syndrome (15 people, 5.86%)
  5. Prophylaxis (15 people, 5.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (54 people, 21.09%)
  2. Nexium (41 people, 16.02%)
  3. Allopurinol (40 people, 15.62%)
  4. Lasix (39 people, 15.23%)
  5. Folic acid (39 people, 15.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Patrick Foster on Jun, 29, 2014:

    had retention. Was given flomax Got UTI after 2 weeks with same bag.Dr never checked for uti. Went to another urologist at upenn Dr O'Connell who prescribed flomax then anti biotics for uti. Burning never stopped..balls hurt all the time. I take suboxone so I could get off all those pain pills causing rage attacks. Urology wont see me again since "That's not my area. Blood in undershorts in am. just drops. Please help..how long can this last?

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • About 5 years ago I started both Flomax and Crestor. After about 3 month a very mild rash started on both insteps. This rash has gradually increased until now it is on most of body except face, neck and scalp.There was a very significant increase beginning about 6months ago, (At that time I was taken off of Plavix.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

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