Side Effects of Flomax

Flomax, which is also known as Tamsulosin Hydrochloride, is usually prescribed to patients who are suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Recent researches and studies revealed that Flomax, like any other medicines, have potential side-effects although not all individuals who take this drug have reported complaints similar to those who are taking Flomax and are experiencing side-effects.

The side-effects associated with Flomax are minor and can easily be treated. However, impaired thinking and reactions are also attributed to the use of this drug which is causal to dizziness which can be experienced as mild or severe cases. Sudden change of position can cause imbalance like standing up or sitting abruptly from a lying position. Individuals should take extra precaution from this shift of movement because they can fall and can result to injury. This may also cause a sudden drop in the blood pressure which is also known as hypotension.

Minor FLomax side effects include allergic reactions such as dyspnea or shortness of breath and difficulty of breathing, and abnormal swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat, and hives.

Major side-effects have also been noted in a few cases and these call for immediate attention and prompt cessation of Flomax intake. Below are the following major side-effects:

a)    loss of consciousness or fainting

b)    painful erection of the penis for multiple hours

c)    vertigo

There are also various conditions associated with this drug that are manageable although they may cause major discomfort. Some individuals complain of restlessness and insomnia. Some have decreased sex drive with abnormal ejaculation, rhinitis, sore throat, and mild vertigo. There are also reported cases of generalized body malaise, nausea and vomiting, abnormal bowel movements manifested by diarrhea and constipation.

It is advisable for an individual who is currently taking Flomax to determine and distinguish how he can cope up and react to Flomax side effects because it can potentially lessen the ability to perform dangerous tasks that require active mobility and alertness.