Review: could Flomax cause Prostate Cancer?


Prostate cancer is found among people who take Flomax, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Benign prostatic hyperplasia . We study 22,013 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 252 have Prostate cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Prostate cancer and more.

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Flomax has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Flomax 23,107 users)

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, pain, weakness, prostatic specific antigen increased (latest reports from 24,304 Prostate cancer patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

22,013 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax.
Among them, 252 people (1.14%) have Prostate Cancer

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flomax cause Prostate cancer?

Time on Flomax when people have Prostate Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 13.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 53.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Prostate Cancer when taking Flomax *:

  • female: 0.8 %
  • male: 99.2 %

Age of people who have Prostate Cancer when taking Flomax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 8.12 %
  • 50-59: 14.38 %
  • 60+: 77.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (55 people)
  • Prostate Cancer (24 people)
  • Hypertension (23 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (20 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (14 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (41 people)
  • Zometa (38 people)
  • Coumadin (35 people)
  • Lipitor (32 people)
  • Lisinopril (31 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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