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Related topic: Rapaflo, Nasal congestion

Review: could Rapaflo cause Nasal congestion?

Summary: Nasal congestion could be caused by Rapaflo, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lasix, and have Benign prostatic hyperplasia.

We study 793 people who have side effects while taking Rapaflo from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Nasal congestion. Find out below who they are, when they have Nasal congestion and more.

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Rapaflo

Rapaflo (latest outcomes from 921 users) has active ingredients of silodosin. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Nasal congestion

Nasal congestion (blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels) (latest reports from 77,220 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, erection problems.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 778 people reported to have side effects when taking Rapaflo. Among them, 38 people (4.88%) have Nasal Congestion. They amount to 0.05% of all the 77,262 people who have Nasal Congestion on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nasal congestion in Rapaflo reports

Time on Rapaflo when people have Nasal congestion * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nasal congestion61.90%33.33%4.76%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Nasal congestion when taking Rapaflo * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nasal congestion0.00%0.00%0.00%2.78%0.00%5.56%16.67%75.00%

Severity of Nasal congestion when taking Rapaflo ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nasal congestion0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Nasal congestion ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Nasal congestion100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (15 people, 39.47%)
  2. Prostatic disorder (4 people, 10.53%)
  3. Pollakiuria (3 people, 7.89%)
  4. Enlarged prostate (3 people, 7.89%)
  5. Bladder disorder (2 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (1 people, 2.63%)
  2. Prevacid (1 people, 2.63%)
  3. Thyroid tab (1 people, 2.63%)
  4. Carafate (1 people, 2.63%)
  5. Flonase (1 people, 2.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

koop (1 year ago):

Been on and off of Rapaflo and everytime I start taking it I get the stuffy nose.I take afrin nose spray which helps but it is not good to take it with enlarged prostate so I'm fighting a vicious circle here.Tried to quit Rapaflo n urge to urinate comes right back.I'm ready to blow my head off and be done with it..
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comment (1 year ago):

The nasal congestion and dry enjeculation are probably two main side effects after taking the Rapaflo. Has anyone successfully control the nasal congestion due to taking the Rapaflo?
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  • Cinder Lux on Apr, 2, 2014:

    Im 27, F. Im taking levofloxacin for a UTI and i was given a qty of 5 tablets. I noticed extreme nasal congestion and knew it was from the pill. This is the second tablet i take and immediately after im congested again. Nasal sprays help and with an hour or two the congestions fades a bit. However its still quite annoying.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Fluticasone nasal spray has helped the stuffiness moderately but I still feel the need for a nasal decongestant like Afrin.

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