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Common Tamsulosin Side Effects


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

Dizziness (106)
Product Substitution Issue (60)
Hypotension (52)
Syncope (51)
Floppy Iris Syndrome (49)
Urinary Retention (45)
Dysuria (36)
Orthostatic Hypotension (34)
Asthenia (33)
Headache (33)
Nausea (33)
Fatigue (32)
Dyspnoea (31)
Loss Of Consciousness (29)
Diarrhoea (27)
Fall (27)
Constipation (26)
Malaise (25)
Miosis (24)
Hypertension (22)

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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.

Tamsulosin Side Effects Reported to FDA



Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9563020
Persecutory Delusion
This is a report of a 72-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Tamsulosin (dosage: 0.2 Mg, start time:
Oct 03, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Persecutory Delusion after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Tamsulosin treatment in male patients, resulting in Persecutory Delusion side effect.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9559327
Myocardial Infarction, Urinary Retention
This report suggests a potential Tamsulosin (tamsulosin) Myocardial Infarction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: urinary retention,bladder disorder,urinary incontinence and used Tamsulosin (tamsulosin) (dosage: NA) starting
Jul 11, 2007. After starting Tamsulosin (tamsulosin) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Myocardial Infarction, Urinary RetentionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Detrol La (tolterodine L-tartrate)
  • Detrol La (tolterodine L-tartrate)
  • Detrol La (tolterodine L-tartrate)
  • Flomax (tamsulosin Hydrochloride)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Tamsulosin (tamsulosin) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myocardial Infarction, may still occur.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9557167
Joint Stiffness, Protrusion Tongue, Paraesthesia, Off Label Use
This Joint Stiffness problem was reported by a pharmacist from ES. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dysuria,hypothyroidism,depression. On 201308 this consumer started treatment with Tamsulosina (dosage: 0.4 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Eutirox
  • Topamax
  • Duloxetine
When using Tamsulosina, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Joint Stiffness, Protrusion Tongue, Paraesthesia, Off Label UseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Joint Stiffness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9557149
Hypoaesthesia Oral, Hypoaesthesia Oral, Headache
This Hypoaesthesia Oral side effect was reported by a health professional from ES. A 54-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: urinary tract disorder.The patient was prescribed Tamsulosina (drug dosage: 0.4 Mg), which was initiated on
Jul 01, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Tamsulosina the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hypoaesthesia Oral, Hypoaesthesia Oral, HeadacheThese side effects may potentially be related to Tamsulosina.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9544494
Malaise, Labile Blood Pressure
This is a report of a 89-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: micturition disorder,hypertension,abdominal pain, who was treated with Tamsulosina (dosage: 1 Df, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Nisisco (hydrochlorothiazide, Valsartan) (Daily Dose:dose Per Application:80 Mg/ 12.5 Mg)
  • Laroxyl (40 Mg/ml Orally 15 Drops Once)
  • Prazepam (Daily Dose:0.5df)
  • L-thyroxine
  • Seretide
  • Stilnox
  • Movicol
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Malaise, Labile Blood Pressure after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Tamsulosina treatment in female patients, resulting in Malaise side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9540780
Gingivitis
This report suggests a potential Tamsulosin Gingivitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Tamsulosin (dosage: 0.2 Mg) starting 2012. After starting Tamsulosin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: GingivitisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Tamsulosin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Gingivitis, may still occur.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9540744
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urinary Retention, Fall, Fine Motor Delay, Listless, Somnolence, Dizziness, Dry Mouth
This Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia problem was reported by a pharmacist from NO. A 74-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Tamsulosina (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lipitor (40 Mg)
  • Efexor (37.5 Mg)
  • Toviaz
  • Losartan (50 Mg)
  • Albyl-e (75 Mg)
  • Persantin (400 Mg)
  • Paracet (4 G)
  • Wellbutrin (150 Mg)
When using Tamsulosina, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urinary Retention, Fall, Fine Motor Delay, Listless, Somnolence, Dizziness, Dry MouthThe 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 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9540505
Cystitis, Abdominal Pain, Off Label Use
This Cystitis side effect was reported by a physician from KR. A 39-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hydronephrosis,bladder dysfunction,lupus nephritis.The patient was prescribed Tamsulosina (drug dosage: Formulation: Orodispersible Cr Tablet), which was initiated on
Oct 08, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Tamsulosina the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cystitis, Abdominal Pain, Off Label UseThese side effects may potentially be related to Tamsulosina. The patient was hospitalized.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9536860
Respiratory Tract Congestion, Cough, Dyspnoea, Wheezing
This is a report of a 86-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: prostatic disorder, who was treated with Tamsulosin (dosage: NA, start time:
Oct 27, 2011), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Respiratory Tract Congestion, Cough, Dyspnoea, Wheezing after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Tamsulosin treatment in female patients, resulting in Respiratory Tract Congestion side effect.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9536765
Dizziness
This report suggests a potential Tamsulosin Dizziness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostatic disorder and used Tamsulosin (dosage: NA) starting
Oct 24, 2011. After starting Tamsulosin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: DizzinessAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Tamsulosin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dizziness, may still occur.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9516347
Erectile Dysfunction
This Erectile Dysfunction problem was reported by a physician from DE. A 64-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Tamsulosin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Forxiga (dapagliflozin)
  • Alpha-liponsaeure- (thioctic Acid)
  • Beofenac(aceclofenac)
  • Godamed(acetylsalicylic Acid)
  • Lyrica(pregabalin)
  • Metformin(metformin)
  • Milgamma(milgamma
  • Lantus(insulin Glargine)
When using Tamsulosin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Erectile DysfunctionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Erectile Dysfunction, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9513960
Erectile Dysfunction
This Erectile Dysfunction side effect was reported by a health professional from DE. A 64-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Tamsulosin (drug dosage: Daily Dose: 0.4 Mg Millgram(s) Every Days), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Forxiga
  • Alpha-liponsaeure
  • Beofenac (1-0-0-0)
  • Godamed (Daily Dose: 100 Mg Millgram(s) Every Days)
  • Lyrica (Daily Dose: 150 Mg Millgram(s) Every Days)
  • Metformin (Daily Dose: 2000 Mg Millgram(s) Every Days)
  • Milgamma /00274301/ (Daily Dose: 600 Mg Millgram(s) Every Days)
  • Lantus (0-0-0-24ie)
.After starting to take Tamsulosin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Erectile DysfunctionThese side effects may potentially be related to Tamsulosin.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9510658
Dermatitis Exfoliative, Oedema Peripheral, Urticaria
This is a report of a 68-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from SG, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Tamsulosin (dosage: 400 Mcg, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dermatitis Exfoliative, Oedema Peripheral, Urticaria after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Tamsulosin treatment in male patients, resulting in Dermatitis Exfoliative side effect.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9497200
Visual Acuity Reduced
This report suggests a potential Tamsulosin (tamsulosin) Visual Acuity Reduced side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 84-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostatism and used Tamsulosin (tamsulosin) (dosage: NA) starting
Jul 23, 2013. After starting Tamsulosin (tamsulosin) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Visual Acuity ReducedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Tamsulosin (tamsulosin) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Visual Acuity Reduced, may still occur.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9490429
Dizziness
This Dizziness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostatic disorder. On NS this consumer started treatment with Tamsulosin (dosage: Strength: Hcl, 0.4mg Cap Once A Day Mouth). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Tamsulosin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: DizzinessAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dizziness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9490086
Visual Acuity Reduced
This Visual Acuity Reduced side effect was reported by a physician from GB. A 84-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: prostatism.The patient was prescribed Tamsulosin (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jul 23, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Tamsulosin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Visual Acuity ReducedThese side effects may potentially be related to Tamsulosin.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9488517
Visual Acuity Reduced
This is a report of a 84-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: prostatism, who was treated with Tamsulosina (dosage: 400 Mcg, start time:
Jul 23, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Visual Acuity Reduced after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Tamsulosina treatment in male patients, resulting in Visual Acuity Reduced side effect.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9475163
Visual Acuity Reduced
This report suggests a potential Tamsulosin Visual Acuity Reduced side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 84-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostatism and used Tamsulosin (dosage: 400 Mg, Qd) starting
Jul 23, 2013. After starting Tamsulosin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Visual Acuity ReducedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Tamsulosin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Visual Acuity Reduced, may still occur.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9471072
Ageusia, Anosmia, Constipation
This Ageusia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 71-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostatomegaly. On
Jun 01, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Tamsulosin (dosage: 5-6 Wks Use). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Carvedilol
  • Digoxin
  • Simvastatin
When using Tamsulosin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Ageusia, Anosmia, ConstipationAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Ageusia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9470938
Urticaria, Rash, Psoriasis
This Urticaria side effect was reported by a physician from FR. A 78-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Tamsulosin (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jul 11, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Romiplostim (7mcg/kg)
  • Fluindione
.After starting to take Tamsulosin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Urticaria, Rash, PsoriasisThese side effects may potentially be related to Tamsulosin. The patient was hospitalized.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9464188
Groin Pain, Local Swelling, Joint Swelling, Arthralgia, Testicular Pain, Testicular Swelling
This is a report of a 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: urinary tract infection, who was treated with Tamsulosin (dosage: NA, start time:
Jul 06, 2013), combined with:
  • Bisacodyl
  • Bisoprolol
  • Omeprazole
  • Paracetamol
  • Simvastatin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Groin Pain, Local Swelling, Joint Swelling, Arthralgia, Testicular Pain, Testicular Swelling after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Tamsulosin treatment in male patients, resulting in Groin Pain side effect.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9462924
Groin Pain, Local Swelling, Joint Swelling, Arthralgia, Testicular Pain, Testicular Swelling
This report suggests a potential Tamsulosin Groin Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: urinary tract obstruction and used Tamsulosin (dosage: NA) starting
Jul 06, 2013. After starting Tamsulosin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Groin Pain, Local Swelling, Joint Swelling, Arthralgia, Testicular Pain, Testicular SwellingAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Bisacodyl (bisacodyl)
  • Bisoprolol
  • Omeprazole (omeprazole)
  • Paracetamol (paracetamol)
  • Simvastatin Tablet
Although Tamsulosin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Groin Pain, may still occur.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9461408
No Adverse Event
This No Adverse Event problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 71-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostatomegaly. On
May 01, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Tamsulosin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Carvedilol
  • Simvastatin
  • Digoxin
  • Baby Aspirin
  • Niacin
  • Fish Oil
  • Flax Oil
  • Multi Vit
When using Tamsulosin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: No Adverse EventAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as No Adverse Event, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9460701
Testicular Pain, Testicular Swelling, Groin Pain, Local Swelling, Arthralgia, Joint Swelling
This Testicular Pain side effect was reported by a pharmacist from GB. A 79-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: urinary tract obstruction.The patient was prescribed Tamsulosin (drug dosage: 400 Mcg (400 Mcg, 1 In 1 D), Oral), which was initiated on
Jul 06, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bisacodyl (bisacodyl)
  • Bisoprolol (bisoprolol)
  • Omeprazole (omeprazole
  • Paracetamol (paracetamol)
  • Simvastatin (simvastatin)
.After starting to take Tamsulosin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Testicular Pain, Testicular Swelling, Groin Pain, Local Swelling, Arthralgia, Joint SwellingThese side effects may potentially be related to Tamsulosin.
Tamsulosin Side Effect Report#9459230
Bradycardia, Monoparesis, Dysaesthesia, Syncope
This is a report of a 72-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from FR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: benign prostatic hyperplasia,cardiomyopathy, who was treated with Tamsulosina (dosage: 0.4 Mg, start time: 201301), combined with:
  • Bumetanide (5 Mg)
  • Hytacand (1 Anz)
  • Temerit (5 Mg)
  • Cordarone (200 Mg)
  • Levothyrox (75 Mcg)
  • Previscan (1/2 Tablets Every Other Day, 3/4 Tablets Every Other Day)
  • Moprol (10 Nr)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Bradycardia, Monoparesis, Dysaesthesia, Syncope after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Tamsulosina treatment in male patients, resulting in Bradycardia side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Tamsulosin 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 Tamsulosin Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Dizziness 104
Product Substitution Issue 58
Floppy Iris Syndrome 49
Syncope 49
Hypotension 48
Urinary Retention 44
Dysuria 36
Asthenia 33
Nausea 33
Orthostatic Hypotension 33

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    Tamsulosin Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0093-7338
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameTamsulosin Hydrochloride
    NameTamsulosin Hydrochloride
    Dosage FormCAPSULE
    RouteORAL
    On market since20100427
    LabelerTeva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)TAMSULOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE
    Strength(s)0.4
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassAdrenergic alpha-Antagonists [MoA],alpha-Adrenergic Blocker [EPC]

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1232

    Tamsulosin safety alerts: 2005

    Reported deaths: 47

    Reported hospitalizations: 288

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