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Review: could Flomax cause Prostate cancer?

We study 20,424 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.

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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.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer (latest reports from 54,771 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, erection problems.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 20,422 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 269 people (1.32%) have Prostate Cancer. They amount to 0.49% of all the 54,393 people who have Prostate Cancer on eHealthMe.

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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  • 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 (4 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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