I am a woman and I have recently been prescribed Flomax to treat my bladder incontinence. What side effects can I expect from taking this drug?
One of our experts, Dr. Matolo, answered a user's question regarding Flomax for women recently. Read Dr. Motola's answer here. I have not seen anything to suggest that doctors are prescribing this medication for incontinence. In fact, the opposite. Flomax is used to help increase the flow of urine in men. Casey McNulty is a resident expert and also a pharmacist, and she also does not recommend this medication for women. You can read her answer here.
Here's the full drug information for Flomax. Some of the side effects that have been associated with Flomax include blurred vision and dry mouth. Your doctor or pharmacist would be the best source of information on the medication.
Here are some links you might find helpful:
Preparing to Talk About OAB With Your Doctor
These Five Things Can Worsen Incontinence Symptoms
6 Travel Tips If Your Have Overactive Bladder
i was given flomax to help pass a kidney stone i am a woman will this be harmful to me
I have bladder neuropathy. I had incontinence due to not being able to fully empty my bladder. I was on urocholine for years, not helping. Well I went to another Urologist, after doing an extensive testing, he prescribed flomax. I has worked fantastic. I am going to the bathroom better, empting, therefore not having as much incontinence. I am thrilled!!
thank you Pam for posting this .I have bladder spasms and have been dealing with this for 10 months.the doctor just put me on Tamsulosin (flomax.)4 days ago I am hoping this helps.Can not empty bladder all the way.She did sona to check.The pain is off charts.How long did it take for you to get results.I am female.did it make your hands ,face and legs puffy,swollen?I also have metal taste in mouth.BUT if it gives me relief I will try anything.I have Systemic Lupus and sgjorens. thank you again for you post it gives me hope.
I am taking a product called SagaPro.....it is from Iceland and women there have been taking it for their bladder problems.Made by saga medica in Iceland
It is made from Angelica herbs so is all natural.
I am a man and take it instead of Flomax.....
my doctor also prescribed flomax for me but for a differant reason i have spasms in the muscles of the bladder resulting from a accident leaving me weaker in the left side of my body and the spasmac muscles in places it works wonderfully when i can get a pharmacist to fill it the one here says it is his perogitive to refuse to fill any thing he fells is inappropriate if the doctor prescribes how doew he hafe the right to over ride the docters order?
I was recently prescribed Flomax to help pass kidney stones, I love it. I've had reconstructive surgery of the bladder twice (after carrying & and giving birth to full term twins) I still always have to get up to go to the bathroom at least once a night and when I lay down it always feels like I have to go. Since I've been on the Flomax -4days now, I've not had to get up to go at night once. I think if I could I'd definitely continue to use it. I've had nothing but a good experience so far... oh yeah and it helped me with my kidney stone.
I take Flomax for dropped bladder.....urinary incontinence from hysterectomy 12 years ago. Best thing since sliced bread!! It's sad that the insurance companies refuse to pay for something that is saving them from me having to go and have surgery to have my bladder tacked back up!