Tamsulosin and Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is found among people who take Tamsulosin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Tamsulosin and have Kidney infection (pyelonephritis). It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 66,031 people who have side effects when taking Tamsulosin from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Sep, 21, 2023

66,031 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamsulosin.
Among them, 57 people (0.09%) have Kidney infection (pyelonephritis).

What is Tamsulosin?

Tamsulosin has active ingredients of tamsulosin. It is often used in prostate examination abnormal. eHealthMe is studying from 67,519 Tamsulosin users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)?

Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is found to be associated with 2,026 drugs and 1,433 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Tamsulosin and Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) reports submitted per year:

Could Tamsulosin cause Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)?

Time on Tamsulosin when people have Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) *:

  • < 1 month: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) when taking Tamsulosin *:

  • female: 18.52 %
  • male: 81.48 %

Age of people who have Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) when taking Tamsulosin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.08 %
  • 20-29: 22.92 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 4.17 %
  • 50-59: 22.92 %
  • 60+: 47.92 %

Common drugs people take besides Tamsulosin *:

  1. Pantoprazole: 25 people, 43.86%
  2. Protonix: 11 people, 19.30%
  3. Oxycodone: 8 people, 14.04%
  4. Lantus: 7 people, 12.28%
  5. Augmentin: 7 people, 12.28%
  6. Proair Hfa: 6 people, 10.53%
  7. Prilosec: 6 people, 10.53%
  8. Prevacid: 6 people, 10.53%
  9. Tylenol: 6 people, 10.53%
  10. Nitrostat: 6 people, 10.53%

Common side effects people have besides Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) *:

  1. Unilateral Hydronephrosis (kidney stone that causes obstruction of the ureter): 19 people, 33.33%
  2. Urinary Tract Infection: 13 people, 22.81%
  3. Febrile Neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells): 12 people, 21.05%
  4. Mucosal Inflammation (infection of mucous membrane): 12 people, 21.05%
  5. Bladder Spasm: 12 people, 21.05%
  6. Urosepsis (secondary infection that occurs when a urinary tract infection spreads to the bloodstream): 10 people, 17.54%
  7. Kidney Stones: 9 people, 15.79%
  8. Acute Kidney Failure: 8 people, 14.04%
  9. Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract): 7 people, 12.28%
  10. Chronic Kidney Disease: 7 people, 12.28%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Burkitt's Lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system): 12 people, 21.05%
  2. Urinary Tract Infection: 11 people, 19.30%
  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 7 people, 12.28%
  4. Gastric Disorder (disease of stomach): 5 people, 8.77%
  5. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 5 people, 8.77%
  6. Diabetes: 5 people, 8.77%
  7. High Blood Pressure: 5 people, 8.77%
  8. Muscle Spasticity (tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles): 4 people, 7.02%
  9. Constipation: 4 people, 7.02%
  10. Pain: 4 people, 7.02%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Tamsulosin and have Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on tamsulosin (the active ingredients of Tamsulosin) and Tamsulosin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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