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Tamsulosin Side Effects

Report Tamsulosin Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Tamsulosin, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Tamsulosin side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Tamsulosin.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Tamsulosin side effects are:
Problems With Ejaculation (21 reports)
Body Odor (16 reports)
Abdominal Pain (15 reports)
Constipation (15 reports)
Rash (7 reports)
Light Headed (6 reports)
Amlodipine (3 reports)
Glaucoma (2 reports)
Inflamed Sinuses (2 reports)
Low Blood Pressure (2 reports)
Viterous Detachment (2 reports)
Vitreous Detachment (2 reports)

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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 (eg, physician, pharmacist). Your health care provider can provide additional clinical information and complete a copy of the side effect reporting form.

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.

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Tamsulosin Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Tamsulosin 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 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.
Groin Pain, Local Swelling, Joint Swelling, Arthralgia, Testicular Pain, Testicular Swelling
on Aug 14, 2013 Male from GB , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tamsulosina. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tamsulosin side effects: groin pain, local swelling, joint swelling, arthralgia, testicular pain, testicular swelling. Tamsulosina dosage: 400 Ug, Uid/qd.
Associated medications used:
  • Bisacodyl
  • Bisoprolol
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg)
  • Paracetamol (1 G)
  • Simvastatin (20 Mg)


Testicular Pain, Testicular Swelling, Groin Pain, Arthralgia, Local Swelling, Joint Swelling
Patient was taking Tamsulosin Hydrochloride. Patient felt the following Tamsulosin side effects: testicular pain, testicular swelling, groin pain, arthralgia, local swelling, joint swelling on Aug 13, 2013 from GB Additional patient health information: Male , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Tamsulosin Hydrochloride dosage: 400 Ug, Qd.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Paracetamol (1 G, Every 4-6 Hours)
  • Simvastatin (20 Mg, Qd At Night)
  • Bisoprolol (1.25 Mg, Qd)
  • Bisacodyl (5 Mg, 1-2 At Night)
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg, Qd)


Acute Hepatic Failure, Condition Aggravated
Adverse event was reported on Aug 12, 2013 by a Male taking Tamsulosina (Dosage: N/A) . Location: FR , 69 years of age, After Tamsulosin was administered, patient encountered several Tamsulosin side effects: acute hepatic failure, condition aggravated.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Valdoxan
  • Chibro-proscar
  • Tanakan


Hypokalaemia, Gastrointestinal Hypomotility
on Aug 07, 2013 Female from GB , 88 years of age, was treated with Tamsulosin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tamsulosin side effects: hypokalaemia, gastrointestinal hypomotility. Tamsulosin dosage: (400 Mcg, 1 In 1 D).
Associated medications used:
  • Amitriptyline
  • Anastrozole
  • Cyclizine
  • Macrogol
  • Mirtazapine
  • Paracetamol
  • Senna
  • Tramadol
Patient was hospitalized.


Gastrointestinal Hypomotility, Hypokalaemia
on Aug 09, 2013 Female from GB , 88 years of age, was treated with Tamsulosin. Patient felt the following Tamsulosin side effects: gastrointestinal hypomotility, hypokalaemia. Tamsulosin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Mirtazapine
  • Zopiclone
  • Anastrozole
  • Paracetamol
  • Macrogol
  • Senna
  • Cyclizine
  • Tramadol
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypokalaemia, Gastrointestinal Hypomotility
Patient was taking Tamsulosin. After Tamsulosin was administered, patient encountered several Tamsulosin side effects: hypokalaemia, gastrointestinal hypomotility on Aug 08, 2013 from GB Additional patient health information: Female , 88 years of age, . Tamsulosin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Amitriptyline
  • Anastrozole
  • Cyclizine
  • Macrogol
  • Mirtazapine
  • Paracetamol
  • Senna
  • Tramadol
Patient was hospitalized.

Atypical Pneumonia, Hypoaesthesia, Blood Urine Present, Mouth Ulceration, Dark Circles Under Eyes, Erythema, Erectile Dysfunction
Adverse event was reported on Aug 06, 2013 by a Male taking Tamsulosin Capsules (Dosage: 0.4 Mg) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 58 years of age, weighting 189.6 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tamsulosin side effects: atypical pneumonia, hypoaesthesia, blood urine present, mouth ulceration, dark circles under eyes, erythema, erectile dysfunction.
Associated medications used:
  • Combivent (Route Is Respiratory,daily Dose: Unk Ug, Other)
  • Symbicort (budesonide,formoterol Fumarta) (Formulation: Respiratory, 2puff Two Times Daily)
  • Hytrin (terazosin Hydrochloride) (5 Mg)


Oesophageal Candidiasis
on Aug 27, 2013 Male from JP , 81 years of age, was treated with Tamsulosina. Patient felt the following Tamsulosin side effects: oesophageal candidiasis. Tamsulosina dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Symbicort
  • Meptin Air (procaterol Hydrochloride)
  • Sp (dequalinium Chloride) (Formulation: Lozenge)
  • Theodur (theophylline)
  • Florid (miconazole)
  • Technis (ifenprodil Tartrate)
  • Aldactone A (spironolactone)
  • Ecard (candesartan Cilexetil, Hydrochlorothiazide)


Hypokalaemia, Gastrointestinal Hypomotility
on Aug 02, 2013 Female from GB , 88 years of age, was treated with Tamsulosina. After Tamsulosin was administered, patient encountered several Tamsulosin side effects: hypokalaemia, gastrointestinal hypomotility. Tamsulosina dosage: 400 Mcg.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Amitriptyline
  • Anastrozole
  • Cyclizine
  • Macrogol
  • Mirtazapine
  • Paracetamol
  • Senna
  • Tramadol
Patient was hospitalized.

Gastrointestinal Hypomotility, Hypokalaemia
Patient was taking Tamsulosin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tamsulosin side effects: gastrointestinal hypomotility, hypokalaemia on Jul 31, 2013 from GB Additional patient health information: Female , 88 years of age, . Tamsulosin dosage: 400 Ug, Qd.
Associated medications used:
  • Mirtazapine
  • Zopiclone
  • Anastrozole
  • Paracetamol
  • Macrogol
  • Senna
  • Cyclizine
  • Tramadol
Patient was hospitalized.

Haemorrhage Intracranial
Adverse event was reported on Dec 30, 2013 by a Male taking Tamsulosin Capsules (Dosage: 0.4 Mg) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 66 years of age, weighting 185.2 lb, Patient felt the following Tamsulosin side effects: haemorrhage intracranial. Patient was hospitalized.

Syncope
on Jul 19, 2013 Male from IT , 66 years of age, was treated with Tamsulosin. After Tamsulosin was administered, patient encountered several Tamsulosin side effects: syncope. Tamsulosin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Syncope, Orthostatic Hypotension, Multiple Fractures
on Jul 29, 2013 Male from IT , 81 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tamsulosin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tamsulosin side effects: syncope, orthostatic hypotension, multiple fractures. Tamsulosin dosage: .4 Milligram Daily;.
Associated medications used:
  • Clox 250mg (Compresse 30 Tablets)
  • Mirapexin 0.18mg (30 Tablets In Blister)
  • Esomeprazolo Sodico
Patient was hospitalized.

Multiple Fractures, Orthostatic Hypotension, Syncope
Patient was taking Tamsulosin Hydrochloride. Patient felt the following Tamsulosin side effects: multiple fractures, orthostatic hypotension, syncope on Jul 18, 2013 from IT Additional patient health information: Male , 81 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Tamsulosin Hydrochloride dosage: 0.4 Mg.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Clox
  • Mirapexin
  • Esomeprazole Sodium
Patient was hospitalized.

Neoplasm Malignant
Adverse event was reported on Jul 16, 2013 by a Male taking Tamsulosin (Dosage: Daily Dose:1 Df) was diagnosed with and. Location: NL , 62 years of age, After Tamsulosin was administered, patient encountered several Tamsulosin side effects: neoplasm malignant.

Abnormal Dreams, Vision Blurred, Constipation, Dizziness, Headache, Dysuria, Urinary Retention, Lip Swelling, Fatigue
on Jul 15, 2013 Male from GB , 64 years of age, was treated with Tamsulosin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tamsulosin side effects: abnormal dreams, vision blurred, constipation, dizziness, headache, dysuria, urinary retention, lip swelling, fatigue. Tamsulosin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Vesicare
  • Finasteride
  • Insulin


Constipation, Faecaloma, Vision Blurred, Fatigue, Headache, Dizziness, Abnormal Dreams, Dysuria, Lip Swelling
on Jul 15, 2013 Male from GB , 64 years of age, was treated with Tamsulosin. Patient felt the following Tamsulosin side effects: constipation, faecaloma, vision blurred, fatigue, headache, dizziness, abnormal dreams, dysuria, lip swelling. Tamsulosin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Vesicare
  • Finasteride (finasteride)
  • Insulin (insulin)



Patient was taking Tamsulosina. on Jul 10, 2013 from AU Additional patient health information: Male , 52 years of age, . Tamsulosina dosage: N/A.

Pulmonary Embolism, Thrombosis, Erectile Dysfunction, Dyspnoea Exertional, Total Lung Capacity Decreased, Myalgia, Gait Disturbance, Local Swelling
Adverse event was reported on Jul 19, 2013 by a Male taking Tamsulosin (Dosage: 1 Anz) was diagnosed with and. Location: DE , 73 years of age, weighting 169.8 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tamsulosin side effects: pulmonary embolism, thrombosis, erectile dysfunction, dyspnoea exertional, total lung capacity decreased, myalgia, gait disturbance, local swelling. Patient was hospitalized.

Cataract Operation Complication, Pupillary Disorder, Photophobia, Presbyopia
on Oct 31, 2013 Male from GR , 76 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tamsulosina. Patient felt the following Tamsulosin side effects: cataract operation complication, pupillary disorder, photophobia, presbyopia. Tamsulosina dosage: N/A.

Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Pain, Feeling Abnormal
on Jul 02, 2013 Male from GB , 73 years of age, weighting 197.5 lb, was treated with Tamsulosina. After Tamsulosin was administered, patient encountered several Tamsulosin side effects: abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, feeling abnormal. Tamsulosina dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Oxytetracycline
  • Simvastatin


Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Pain, Feeling Abnormal
Patient was taking Tamsulosin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tamsulosin side effects: abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, feeling abnormal on Jun 28, 2013 from GB Additional patient health information: Male , 73 years of age, weighting 197.5 lb, . Tamsulosin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Oxytetracycline (oxytetracycline)
  • Simvastatin (simvastatin)


Erythema Multiforme, Stevens-johnson Syndrome, Blister
Adverse event was reported on Jun 24, 2013 by a Male taking Tamsulosin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 68 years of age, weighting 165.3 lb, Patient felt the following Tamsulosin side effects: erythema multiforme, stevens-johnson syndrome, blister.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Febuxostat (febuxostat)
  • Fexofendadine (fexofenadine)
  • Phenobarbital (phenobarbital)
  • Primidone (primidone)


Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Pain, Feeling Abnormal
on Jun 28, 2013 Male from GB , 73 years of age, weighting 197.5 lb, was treated with Tamsulosin Hydrochloride. After Tamsulosin was administered, patient encountered several Tamsulosin side effects: abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, feeling abnormal. Tamsulosin Hydrochloride dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Oxytetracycline
  • Simvastatin


Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Pain, Feeling Abnormal
on Jun 21, 2013 Male from GB , 73 years of age, weighting 197.5 lb, was treated with Tamsulosin Hydrochloride. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tamsulosin side effects: abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, feeling abnormal. Tamsulosin Hydrochloride dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Oxytetracycline
  • Simvastatin


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    Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    Alternative TAMSULOSIN Names:TAMSULOSI

    Active Ingredient: TAMSULOSI

    More About Tamsulosin

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1232

    Tamsulosin safety alerts: 2005

    Reported deaths: 47

    Reported hospitalizations: 288

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