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Flomax Side Effects

Common Flomax Side Effects

The most commonly reported Flomax side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dizziness (259)
Iris Disorder (162)
Nocturia (156)
Procedural Complication (104)
Dysuria (100)
Pollakiuria (99)
Miosis (82)
Fatigue (75)
Vision Blurred (71)
Rhinorrhoea (70)
Dyspnoea (68)
Insomnia (66)
Cataract Operation Complication (62)
Back Pain (61)
Cataract (60)
Hypotension (58)
Ejaculation Failure (57)
Headache (57)
Loss Of Consciousness (57)
Syncope (57)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Flomax Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Flomax reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Flomax on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Amnesia
on Mar 12, 2014 Male from GB , 63 years of age, weighting 182.0 lb, was treated with Flomax Mr. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Flomax side effects: amnesia. Flomax Mr dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Contiflo
  • Amitriptyline (10 Mg)


Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Arrhythmia Supraventricular, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Blood Pressure Decreased
Patient was taking Flomax Capsules. Patient felt the following Flomax side effects: therapeutic response unexpected, arrhythmia supraventricular, ventricular arrhythmia, blood pressure decreased on Feb 25, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Flomax Capsules dosage: N/A.

Anaphylactic Shock
Adverse event was reported on Jan 29, 2014 by a Male taking Flomax (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 53 years of age, After Flomax was administered, patient encountered several Flomax side effects: anaphylactic shock.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lortab
  • Niacin
  • Multihance
Patient was hospitalized.

Parosmia
on Jan 23, 2014 Female from US , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Flomax. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Flomax side effects: parosmia. Flomax dosage: 1 Pill Once Daily Taken By Mouth.


Syncope, Diabetes Mellitus
on Dec 31, 2013 Male from US , 79 years of age, weighting 172.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Flomax Capsules. Patient felt the following Flomax side effects: syncope, diabetes mellitus. Flomax Capsules dosage: 0.8 Mg.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Pravachol (80 Mg)
  • Bystolic (5 Mg)


Chromaturia, Sinus Disorder, Glassy Eyes, Acne, Sensitivity Of Teeth, Hot Flush, Chills, Back Pain
Patient was taking Flomax Capsules. After Flomax was administered, patient encountered several Flomax side effects: chromaturia, sinus disorder, glassy eyes, acne, sensitivity of teeth, hot flush, chills, back pain on Dec 31, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 61 years of age, weighting 127.9 lb, . Flomax Capsules dosage: N/A.

Semen Volume Abnormal
Adverse event was reported on Dec 20, 2013 by a Male taking Flomax Capsules (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , weighting 200.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Flomax side effects: semen volume abnormal.

Off Label Use
on Dec 18, 2013 Female from US , 13 years of age, was treated with Flomax Capsules. Patient felt the following Flomax side effects: off label use. Flomax Capsules dosage: 0.4 Mg.

Cataract
on Dec 04, 2013 Male from US , weighting 205.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Flomax Capsules. After Flomax was administered, patient encountered several Flomax side effects: cataract. Flomax Capsules dosage: 0.4 Mg.

Nasal Congestion, Insomnia
Patient was taking Flomax. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Flomax side effects: nasal congestion, insomnia on Dec 02, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Flomax dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Nifedipine
  • Fludrocort
  • Midodrine


Blood Pressure Systolic Increased
Adverse event was reported on Nov 01, 2013 by a Male taking Flomax Capsules (Dosage: 0.4 Mg) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 84 years of age, weighting 152.1 lb, Patient felt the following Flomax side effects: blood pressure systolic increased.

Prostate Cancer, Cataract
on Oct 31, 2013 Male from US , weighting 160.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Flomax Capsules. After Flomax was administered, patient encountered several Flomax side effects: prostate cancer, cataract. Flomax Capsules dosage: 0.4 Mg.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Levothyroxine (125 Mcg)
  • Cialis (5 Mg)
  • Nexium (40 Mg)
  • Spironolactone (25 Mg)


Lung Neoplasm Malignant, Foreign Body
on Oct 29, 2013 Male from US , 85 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Flomax Capsules. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Flomax side effects: lung neoplasm malignant, foreign body. Flomax Capsules dosage: 0.4 Mg. Patient was hospitalized.

Tremor
Patient was taking Flomax Capsules. Patient felt the following Flomax side effects: tremor on Oct 29, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 72 years of age, weighting 246.9 lb, was diagnosed with and. Flomax Capsules dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Klonopin (5 Mg)
  • Triamterene (37.5 Mg)
  • Paxil (10 Mg)
  • Warfarin (2.5 Mg)
  • Lasix (20 Mg)
  • Iron Supplement
  • Protonix (80 Mg)
  • Metoprolol (50 Mg)


Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Oct 28, 2013 by a Male taking Flomax Capsules (Dosage: 0.4 Mg) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 15 years of age, weighting 55.12 lb, After Flomax was administered, patient encountered several Flomax side effects: off label use.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Clonidine (0.3 Mg)
  • Neurontin (1200 Mg)
  • Klonopin (0.75 Mg)
  • Nexium (20 Mg)
  • Atropine Eye Drops Inside Of Cheeks (Eye Drops, Strength: 2 Drops)


Hyperchlorhydria, Dyspepsia, Abdominal Pain Upper
on Nov 21, 2013 Male from US , 89 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Flomax Capsules. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Flomax side effects: hyperchlorhydria, dyspepsia, abdominal pain upper. Flomax Capsules dosage: 0.8 Mg.
Associated medications used:
  • Preservision
  • Lipitor
  • Cardizem
  • Aspirin (81 Mg)


Loss Of Consciousness, Hypotension, Fall, Brain Operation
on Sep 17, 2013 Male from US , 78 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Flomax. Patient felt the following Flomax side effects: loss of consciousness, hypotension, fall, brain operation. Flomax dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Stomatitis
Patient was taking Flomax. After Flomax was administered, patient encountered several Flomax side effects: stomatitis on Sep 13, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 74 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Flomax dosage: N/A.

Device Occlusion
Adverse event was reported on Aug 12, 2013 by a Male taking Flomax (Dosage: 0.4mg Cap Qday Per Gtube) . Location: US , weighting 85.01 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Flomax side effects: device occlusion.

Hepatic Enzyme Abnormal
on Aug 06, 2013 Male from US , 57 years of age, weighting 169.8 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Flomax Capsules. Patient felt the following Flomax side effects: hepatic enzyme abnormal. Flomax Capsules dosage: 0.4 Mg.

Pruritus, Paraesthesia, Formication
on Jul 19, 2013 Male from US , 77 years of age, was treated with Flomax Capsules. After Flomax was administered, patient encountered several Flomax side effects: pruritus, paraesthesia, formication. Flomax Capsules dosage: 0.4 Mg.

Mesenteritis, Protein-losing Gastroenteropathy, Oedema Peripheral, Asthenia, Tremor, Mood Altered
Patient was taking Flomax. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Flomax side effects: mesenteritis, protein-losing gastroenteropathy, oedema peripheral, asthenia, tremor, mood altered on Jul 17, 2013 from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED Additional patient health information: Male , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Flomax dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Prednisone (60 Mg)
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin E


Arthropathy
Adverse event was reported on Jul 16, 2013 by a Male taking Flomax (Dosage: 1 Pill, 1 At Bedtime By Mouth.) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 88 years of age, Patient felt the following Flomax side effects: arthropathy.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Vitamins
  • Garlio Capsules
  • Coenzymeq10
  • Vitamin D
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Omega3


Haematochezia
on Jul 11, 2013 Male from US , 83 years of age, weighting 160.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Flomax Capsules. After Flomax was administered, patient encountered several Flomax side effects: haematochezia. Flomax Capsules dosage: 0.4 Mg.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Aggrenox (Strength: 25 Mg / 200 Mg; Daily Dose: 50mg/ 400mg)
  • Lisinopril
  • Vytorin
  • Vit D
  • Lexapro
  • Losartan
  • Amlodipine
  • Vit C


Sinusitis, Fatigue, Dyspnoea, Dizziness, Epistaxis
on Jul 03, 2013 Male from US , 64 years of age, weighting 183.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Flomax. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Flomax side effects: sinusitis, fatigue, dyspnoea, dizziness, epistaxis. Flomax dosage: 0.4 Mg.
Associated medications used:
  • Imipramine (20 Mg)
  • Bystolic (5 Mg)
  • Atorvastatin (40 Mg)
  • Zetia (10 Mg)
  • Vascepa (2 G)


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    Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    Alternative FLOMAX Names:TAMSULOSI

    Active Ingredient: TAMSULOSI

    Flomax Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 2177

    Flomax safety alerts: 2005

    Reported deaths: 78

    Reported hospitalizations: 467

    Flomax (tamsulosin HCl)

    Audience: Ophthalmologists, Urologists, and other healthcare professionals

    [Posted 11/22/2005] Boehringer Ingelheim and FDA notified healthcare professionals of revisions to PRECAUTIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS sections of the prescribing information for Flomax, indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). A surgical condition termed Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS) has been observed during phacoemulsification cataract surgery in some patients treated with alpha-1 blockers including Flomax. Most of these reports were in patients taking the alpha-1 blocker when IFIS occurred, but in some cases alpha-1 blocker had been stopped prior to surgery. It is recommended that male patients being considered for cataract surgery, as part of their medical history, be specifically questioned to ascertain whether they have taken Flomax or other alpha-1 blockers. If so, the patient's ophthalmologist should be prepared for possible modifications to their surgical technique that may be warranted should IFIS be observed during the procedure.

    [November 2005 - Letter - Boehringer Ingelheim]
    [October 2005 - Label - Boehringer Ingelheim]

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