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Review: could Tamsulosin cause Incontinence?

Summary: Incontinence could be caused by Tamsulosin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Tamsulosin hcl, and have Bladder obstruction.

We study 7,497 people who have side effects while taking Tamsulosin from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Incontinence. Find out below who they are, when they have Incontinence and more.

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Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin (latest outcomes from 7,704 users) has active ingredients of tamsulosin. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Incontinence

Incontinence (lack of moderation or self-control) (latest reports from 31,893 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 7,507 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamsulosin. Among them, 13 people (0.17%) have Incontinence. They amount to 0.04% of all the 31,883 people who have Incontinence on eHealthMe.

Trend of Incontinence in Tamsulosin reports

Time on Tamsulosin when people have Incontinence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Incontinence50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Incontinence when taking Tamsulosin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Incontinence0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%15.38%7.69%76.92%

Severity of Incontinence when taking Tamsulosin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Incontinence ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bladder obstruction (3 people, 23.08%)
  2. Urinary tract infection (3 people, 23.08%)
  3. Hypertension (3 people, 23.08%)
  4. Hypercholesterolaemia (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (2 people, 15.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tamsulosin hcl (11 people, 84.62%)
  2. Erythromycin (3 people, 23.08%)
  3. Simvastatin (3 people, 23.08%)
  4. Saw palmetto (3 people, 23.08%)
  5. Levothyroxine sodium (3 people, 23.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Prostate is only moderately enlarged.
    Unable to empty bladder more than 50%
    ejaculatory problem has existed since mid 40's, before BHP
    no pain during sex or climax
    low testosterone level, not treating at this time
    PSA is normal

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • leg pain on both legs particularly when spreading legs

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