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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.

Flomax Side Effects Reported to FDA



Flomax Side Effect Report#9999461
Amnesia
This is a report of a 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Flomax Mr (dosage: NA, start time: 2010), combined with:
  • Contiflo
  • Amitriptyline (10 Mg)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Amnesia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Flomax Mr treatment in male patients, resulting in Amnesia side effect.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9922960
Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Arrhythmia Supraventricular, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Blood Pressure Decreased
This report suggests a potential Flomax Capsules Therapeutic Response Unexpected side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 82-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: benign prostatic hyperplasia and used Flomax Capsules (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Flomax Capsules the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Arrhythmia Supraventricular, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Blood Pressure DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Flomax Capsules demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Therapeutic Response Unexpected, may still occur.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9852185
Anaphylactic Shock
This Anaphylactic Shock problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 53-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Mar 08, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Flomax (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lortab
  • Niacin
  • Multihance
When using Flomax, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Anaphylactic ShockThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anaphylactic Shock, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9844927
Parosmia
This Parosmia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 68-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: urinary retention.The patient was prescribed Flomax (drug dosage: 1 Pill Once Daily Taken By Mouth), which was initiated on
Jan 08, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Flomax the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: ParosmiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Flomax.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9790233
Syncope, Diabetes Mellitus
This is a report of a 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: benign prostatic hyperplasia,blood cholesterol increased,ventricular extrasystoles, who was treated with Flomax Capsules (dosage: 0.8 Mg, start time: 2010), combined with:
  • Pravachol (80 Mg)
  • Bystolic (5 Mg)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Syncope, Diabetes Mellitus after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Flomax Capsules treatment in male patients, resulting in Syncope side effect.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9789769
Chromaturia, Sinus Disorder, Glassy Eyes, Acne, Sensitivity Of Teeth, Hot Flush, Chills, Back Pain
This report suggests a potential Flomax Capsules Chromaturia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Flomax Capsules (dosage: NA) starting
Dec 16, 2013. After starting Flomax Capsules the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Chromaturia, Sinus Disorder, Glassy Eyes, Acne, Sensitivity Of Teeth, Hot Flush, Chills, Back PainAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Flomax Capsules demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Chromaturia, may still occur.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9774585
Semen Volume Abnormal
This Semen Volume Abnormal problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostatomegaly. On NS this consumer started treatment with Flomax Capsules (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Flomax Capsules, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Semen Volume AbnormalAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Semen Volume Abnormal, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9769410
Off Label Use
This Off Label Use side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 13-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Flomax Capsules (drug dosage: 0.4 Mg), which was initiated on
Dec 04, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Flomax Capsules the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Off Label UseThese side effects may potentially be related to Flomax Capsules.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9728002
Cataract
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dysuria, who was treated with Flomax Capsules (dosage: 0.4 Mg, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cataract after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Flomax Capsules treatment in male patients, resulting in Cataract side effect.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9726309
Nasal Congestion, Insomnia
This report suggests a potential Flomax Nasal Congestion side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: urine flow decreased and used Flomax (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Flomax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Nasal Congestion, InsomniaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Nifedipine
  • Fludrocort
  • Midodrine
Although Flomax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nasal Congestion, may still occur.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9663289
Blood Pressure Systolic Increased
This Blood Pressure Systolic Increased problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 84-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: benign prostatic hyperplasia. On 201308 this consumer started treatment with Flomax Capsules (dosage: 0.4 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Flomax Capsules, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Blood Pressure Systolic IncreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Blood Pressure Systolic Increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9651942
Prostate Cancer, Cataract
This Prostate Cancer side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: benign prostatic hyperplasia,hypothyroidism.The patient was prescribed Flomax Capsules (drug dosage: 0.4 Mg), which was initiated on 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levothyroxine (125 Mcg)
  • Cialis (5 Mg)
  • Nexium (40 Mg)
  • Spironolactone (25 Mg)
.After starting to take Flomax Capsules the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Prostate Cancer, CataractThese side effects may potentially be related to Flomax Capsules.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9651141
Lung Neoplasm Malignant, Foreign Body
This is a report of a 85-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: benign prostatic hyperplasia, who was treated with Flomax Capsules (dosage: 0.4 Mg, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Lung Neoplasm Malignant, Foreign Body after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Flomax Capsules treatment in male patients, resulting in Lung Neoplasm Malignant side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9650703
Tremor
This report suggests a potential Flomax Capsules Tremor side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 72-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: benign prostatic hyperplasia,anxiety,fluid retention,depression and used Flomax Capsules (dosage: NA) starting
Oct 04, 2013. After starting Flomax Capsules the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: TremorAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • 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)
Although Flomax Capsules demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Tremor, may still occur.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9647675
Off Label Use, Off Label Use
This Off Label Use problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 15-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: urinary incontinence,sleep disorder,neuropathy peripheral. On 201308 this consumer started treatment with Flomax Capsules (dosage: 0.4 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • 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)
When using Flomax Capsules, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Off Label Use, Off Label UseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Off Label Use, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9618166
Hyperchlorhydria, Dyspepsia, Abdominal Pain Upper
This Hyperchlorhydria side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 89-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: benign prostatic hyperplasia,eye disorder,blood cholesterol increased,hypertension.The patient was prescribed Flomax Capsules (drug dosage: 0.8 Mg), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Preservision
  • Lipitor
  • Cardizem
  • Aspirin (81 Mg)
.After starting to take Flomax Capsules the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hyperchlorhydria, Dyspepsia, Abdominal Pain UpperThese side effects may potentially be related to Flomax Capsules.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9536289
Loss Of Consciousness, Hypotension, Fall, Brain Operation
This is a report of a 78-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: nephrolithiasis, who was treated with Flomax (dosage: NA, start time: 201205), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Loss Of Consciousness, Hypotension, Fall, Brain Operation after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Flomax treatment in male patients, resulting in Loss Of Consciousness side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9527622
Stomatitis
This report suggests a potential Flomax Stomatitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 74-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pollakiuria and used Flomax (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Flomax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: StomatitisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Flomax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Stomatitis, may still occur.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9456239
Device Occlusion
This Device Occlusion problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 2010 this consumer started treatment with Flomax (dosage: 0.4mg Cap Qday Per Gtube). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Flomax, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Device OcclusionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Device Occlusion, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9439198
Hepatic Enzyme Abnormal
This Hepatic Enzyme Abnormal side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 57-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: benign prostatic hyperplasia.The patient was prescribed Flomax Capsules (drug dosage: 0.4 Mg), which was initiated on 201305. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Flomax Capsules the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hepatic Enzyme AbnormalThese side effects may potentially be related to Flomax Capsules.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9408776
Pruritus, Paraesthesia, Formication
This is a report of a 77-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Flomax Capsules (dosage: 0.4 Mg, start time: 2011), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Pruritus, Paraesthesia, Formication after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Flomax Capsules treatment in male patients, resulting in Pruritus side effect.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9405494
Mesenteritis, Protein-losing Gastroenteropathy, Oedema Peripheral, Asthenia, Tremor, Mood Altered
This report suggests a potential Flomax Mesenteritis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostatism,mesenteritis and used Flomax (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Flomax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Mesenteritis, Protein-losing Gastroenteropathy, Oedema Peripheral, Asthenia, Tremor, Mood AlteredAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Prednisone (60 Mg)
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin E
Although Flomax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Mesenteritis, may still occur.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9404849
Arthropathy
This Arthropathy problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 88-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostatomegaly. On
Oct 12, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Flomax (dosage: 1 Pill, 1 At Bedtime By Mouth.). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Vitamins
  • Garlio Capsules
  • Coenzymeq10
  • Vitamin D
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Omega3
When using Flomax, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: ArthropathyAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Arthropathy, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9395137
Haematochezia
This Haematochezia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 83-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: benign prostatic hyperplasia,cerebrovascular accident prophylaxis,hypertension,blood cholesterol increased.The patient was prescribed Flomax Capsules (drug dosage: 0.4 Mg), which was initiated on 201305. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aggrenox (Strength: 25 Mg / 200 Mg; Daily Dose: 50mg/ 400mg)
  • Lisinopril
  • Vytorin
  • Vit D
  • Lexapro
  • Losartan
  • Amlodipine
  • Vit C
.After starting to take Flomax Capsules the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: HaematocheziaThese side effects may potentially be related to Flomax Capsules.
Flomax Side Effect Report#9381835
Sinusitis, Fatigue, Dyspnoea, Dizziness, Epistaxis
This is a report of a 64-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: benign prostatic hyperplasia,anxiety,hypertension,blood cholesterol increased, who was treated with Flomax (dosage: 0.4 Mg, start time: 201306), combined with:
  • Imipramine (20 Mg)
  • Bystolic (5 Mg)
  • Atorvastatin (40 Mg)
  • Zetia (10 Mg)
  • Vascepa (2 G)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Sinusitis, Fatigue, Dyspnoea, Dizziness, Epistaxis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Flomax treatment in male patients, resulting in Sinusitis side effect.


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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.


What are common Flomax Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Dizziness 11
Nausea 9
Loss Of Consciousness 7
Fall 6
Fatigue 6
Syncope 6
Urinary Retention 6
Vomiting 6
Back Pain 5
Feeling Abnormal 5

What are common Flomax Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Dizziness 246
Iris Disorder 158
Nocturia 152
Procedural Complication 102
Dysuria 95
Pollakiuria 95
Miosis 79
Fatigue 69
Rhinorrhoea 69
Vision Blurred 68

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    Flomax Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0597-0058
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameFlomax
    Nametamsulosin hydrochloride
    Dosage FormCAPSULE
    RouteORAL
    On market since19970912
    LabelerBoehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)TAMSULOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE
    Strength(s)0.4
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassAdrenergic alpha-Antagonists [MoA],alpha-Adrenergic Blocker [EPC]

    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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