Flomax and Prostate cancer - from FDA reports


Summary

Prostate cancer is found among people who take Flomax, especially for people who are 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Enlarged prostate . We study 27,939 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA. Among them, 311 have Prostate cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Prostate cancer 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 29,662 users)

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer has been reported by people with prostate cancer, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 46,191 Prostate cancer patients).

On Feb, 08, 2017

27,939 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax.
Among them, 311 people (1.11%) have Prostate Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flomax cause Prostate cancer?

Time on Flomax when people have Prostate Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 10.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.57 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 28.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 32.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 3.57 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.53 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 7.89 %
  • 50-59: 14.74 %
  • 60+: 76.84 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Enlarged Prostate (72 people, 23.15%)
  • High Blood Pressure (32 people, 10.29%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (28 people, 9.00%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (21 people, 6.75%)
  • Prostatomegaly (16 people, 5.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (46 people, 14.79%)
  • Aspirin (44 people, 14.15%)
  • Lipitor (37 people, 11.90%)
  • Coumadin (37 people, 11.90%)
  • Lisinopril (33 people, 10.61%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (55 people, 17.68%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (53 people, 17.04%)
  • High Blood Pressure (47 people, 15.11%)
  • Dizziness (45 people, 14.47%)
  • Chest Pain (45 people, 14.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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