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 7,538 people who have side effects while taking Tamsulosin from FDA and social media. Among them, 169 have Thin blood. Find out below who they are, when they have Thin blood and more.
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Tamsulosin has active ingredients of tamsulosin. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from 7,753 Tamsulosin users)
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 Jan, 5, 2015: 7,538 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamsulosin. Among them, 117 people (1.55%) have Thin Blood.
Time on Tamsulosin when people have Thin blood * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Thin blood||25.00%||56.25%||6.25%||0.00%||0.00%||12.50%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Thin blood when taking Tamsulosin * :
|Thin blood||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.77%||0.88%||7.08%||90.27% |
Severity of Thin blood when taking Tamsulosin ** :
How people recovered from Thin blood ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (14 people, 11.97%)
- Hypertension (12 people, 10.26%)
- Renal cancer (11 people, 9.40%)
- Prophylaxis (10 people, 8.55%)
- Renal cancer metastatic (9 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Tamsulosin hcl (95 people, 81.20%)
- Diovan (19 people, 16.24%)
- Lasix (18 people, 15.38%)
- Aspirin (16 people, 13.68%)
- Crestor (16 people, 13.68%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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When I awake, I feel like it's morning again and need a cup of coffee to get me going again. For the rest of the evening, I feel about 80% of morning alertness and energy levels.
I go to bed at about 10:30 every night. It takes me about 15 - 20 minutes or so to fall asleep. I get up once a night to urinate, due to slight incontinence from prostate brachytherapy. I generally fall right back to sleep. Even when I sleep more or less than average, or go to bed significantly later than normal, I still feel the 1pm sleepiness at the same time and in the same duration.
I have tried Nuvigil and it works well enough for me to stay awake during the afternoon if absolutely necessary. I'm feel about 70% of normal, but don't sleep well that night and don't feel fully rested or awake the next day. If I force myself to stay awake, the intense sleepiness goes away around 4:00pm - I feel sluggish but do not need to sleep until my normal bedtime.
Diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma in June of 2013. I noticed worsening early afternoon sleepiness up to six months before diagnosis. After diagnosis, I gradually became more sleepy and began needing naps of 1/2 hour to 1 hour. By the time I began treatment for MCL (Oct 2012, I was sleeping in excess of 4 hours every day despite getting a good night's sleep. This and the increasing size of my spleen were the determining factors for beginning treatment. During 6 months of chemotherapy (Rituxan/Bendamustine every 4 weeks) I continued to have these naps. After achieving full remission, I received high dose chemo followed by an autologous stem cell transplant in May of 2013. About a month after the transplant, when I gained a little strength back, I needed only a light nap of 30-45 minutes, but gradually the heavy naps returned to the current 3 hr/day level, despite my strength and endurance returning to nearly normal levels. My nighttime sleep pattern has not changed significantly all this time.
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DrLivingston on Oct, 29, 2014:
(48 y.o. male) it sounds like you may have SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth). The test for it is very easy and relatively cheap. You need to call a gastroenterologist's office and ask if they use the hydrogen breath test to test for SIBO.
If they don't, just keep looking until you find one who does, because if they know what SIBO is, but they don't offer that test, they'll most likely want to do an endoscopy, which is invasive, expensive, very uncomfortable (they shove a tube down your throat past your stomach into your duodenum) and take a biopsy, and it's not an accurate way to test for SIBO any way, because SIBO is generally found in the distal small intestine, which is about 12-15 feet deeper into your guts where an endoscopy can't even get CLOSE to reaching.
Get the hydrogen breath test for SIBO. That will very likely come back positive for you. Bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine creates gas which causes abdominal bloating and gas and either diarrhea or constipation, which depends on the specific species of bacteria that has overgrown.
You want to get this taken care of ASAP because while about 80%+ of doctors will misdiagnose it as IBS and/or Celiac, it's not and left untreated and CURED, will lead to Crohn's, misery and eventual death, but it won't be quick; it will be extremely slow and agonizing.
Read Dr. Mark Pimentel's 'A New IBS Solution' and Dr. Elaine Gottschall's 'Breaking the Vicious Cycle'.
BTW, I'm not a doctor, but I've been dealing with and researching SIBO for 4 years now. The scary thing is, I've heard of people who've had it for 30+ years.
SIBO is the root cause underlying IBS, which is what both of those books discuss.
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