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Review: could Tamsulosin cause Thin blood (Thrombocytopenia )?

Summary: Thin blood is found among people who take Tamsulosin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Tamsulosin hcl, and have Enlarged prostate.

We study 7,542 people who have side effects while taking Tamsulosin from FDA and social media. Among them, 117 have Thin blood. Find out below who they are, when they have Thin blood and more.

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Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin has active ingredients of tamsulosin. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from 7,764 Tamsulosin users)

Thin blood

Thin blood has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. (latest reports from 41,017 Thin blood patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 7,542 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamsulosin. Among them, 117 people (1.55%) have Thin Blood.

Trend of Thin blood in Tamsulosin reports

Time on Tamsulosin when people have Thin blood * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Thin blood25.00%56.25%6.25%0.00%0.00%12.50%0.00%

Age of people who have Thin blood when taking Tamsulosin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Thin blood0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.77%0.88%7.08%90.27%

Severity of Thin blood when taking Tamsulosin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Thin blood ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (14 people, 11.97%)
  2. Hypertension (12 people, 10.26%)
  3. Renal cancer (11 people, 9.40%)
  4. Prophylaxis (10 people, 8.55%)
  5. Renal cancer metastatic (9 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tamsulosin hcl (95 people, 81.20%)
  2. Diovan (19 people, 16.24%)
  3. Lasix (18 people, 15.38%)
  4. Aspirin (16 people, 13.68%)
  5. Crestor (16 people, 13.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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