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Review: could Flomax cause Prostate cancer?





Summary: 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 Enlarged prostate.

We study 20,438 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 269 have Prostate cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Prostate cancer and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Flomax and have Prostate cancer >>>

Flomax

Flomax has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Flomax 21,453 users)

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, erection problems.(latest reports from Prostate cancer 21,859 patients)

On Dec, 15, 2014: 20,438 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 269 people (1.32%) have Prostate Cancer.

Trend of Prostate cancer in Flomax reports

Time on Flomax when people have Prostate cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Prostate cancer10.53%21.05%0.00%42.11%10.53%15.79%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Prostate cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%6.84%12.63%80.53%

Severity of Prostate cancer when taking Flomax ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Prostate cancer ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (67 people, 24.91%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (27 people, 10.04%)
  3. Prostate cancer (25 people, 9.29%)
  4. Hypertension (25 people, 9.29%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (14 people, 5.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (56 people, 20.82%)
  2. Zometa (40 people, 14.87%)
  3. Coumadin (39 people, 14.50%)
  4. Lipitor (37 people, 13.75%)
  5. Lisinopril (32 people, 11.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 85 year old man who has Feeding Tube Patient, and takes Flomax)
    Has anyone on feeding tube taken Flomax. Any complication with tube feeding?
  • I have had two surgerys to remove cancer in my bladder and am on warfarin for my afib. my bladder cannot seem to heal. i have blood in my urine and intermitent burning at the end of my penis. will the (2 answers)
    (Asked by a 68 year old man who has Afib, Bladder Cancer Stage I, With Cancer In Situ, and takes Cialis, Indomethacin, Digoxin, Carvedilol, Flomax, Lisinopril, Warfarin Sodium)
    I have had two surgeries in the last 14 months to remove cancer from my bladder. Diagnosed with afib 16 months ago. Bladder is not healing due to the blood thinners, but I must keep my INR above 2.0. Every time I take the warfarin, I have more blood in my urine.
  • Alprazolam & amoxicillin
    (Asked by a 72 year old man who has Enlarged Prostate, High Blood Pressure, Diverticulitis, and takes Meclizine, Clonidine, Norvasc, Flomax, Avodart)
    Have Diverticulitis from having Diverticulosis. Have had high blood pressure for
    about 4 years and it is controlled with the Norvasc & Clonidine. Enlarged prostate is controlled with Flomax & Avodart. Meclizine is for vertigo, take 2 25mg per day, 1 Am & 1 PM. Take 1 Norvasc AM & 1 Flomax PM.
  • Burning sensation aft urinate in morning
    (Asked by a 66 year old man who has Frequent Or Urgent Urination, and takes Flomax)
    taking flomax last one year suddenly getting burning sensation in my penus aft i go to P and remaing burning for 5 to 10 minutes did all the urine test and all are are negative so i dont know what is cause.my urology did even cystoscopy and he id not find anything my P S A is 2.45 normal. my dr. says i do have little prostate enlarge i have to go bath room more then 12 times in 24 hours , just to know it is side effect of flow max or what else?
  • I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 75 year old man who has Cancer - Prostate, and takes Enbrel)
    already on enbrel, doing well do not want to stop, but diagnosed with prostate ca. Should I stop

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