• darlene darlene
    October 15, 2008
    Flomax for women because of bladder problems. What are the side effects?
    darlene darlene
    October 15, 2008

    my dr.gave  me flomax for my bladder incontinence and im a woman. is this going to harm me?

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  • Vicki M
    Health Guide
    October 20, 2008
    Vicki M
    Health Guide
    October 20, 2008

    Hi Darlene,

     

    Dr Matolo answered a users question regarding Flomax for women here. The user had been prescribed Flomax for Kidney Stones. Apparently the jury is still out as to whether it is a benefit or not. Read Dr. Motola's answer here. A member named PhD in Montreal, offered her experience with regard to Flomax and kidney stones. You can also read her response. However, 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 a pharmacist. She also does not recommend this medication for women. You can read her answer here.

    Here's the full drug information for Flomax.

     

    I hope this helps. Take care and stay in touch!

    Vicki M

     


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  • curious June 08, 2009
    curious
    June 08, 2009

    i was given flomax to help pass a kidney stone i am a woman will this be harmful to me

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  • curious June 08, 2009
    curious
    June 08, 2009

    i was given flomax to help pass a kidney stone i am a woman will this be harmful to me

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  • Pam
    Pam
    February 21, 2010
    Pam
    Pam
    February 21, 2010

    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!!

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    • Mitzi
      June 21, 2014
      Mitzi
      June 21, 2014

      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.

                    MITZI

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  • iceland fan December 06, 2008
    iceland fan
    December 06, 2008

    Hi

    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.....

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  • woman February 07, 2010
    woman
    February 07, 2010

    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?

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  • BoobooKitty January 05, 2013
    BoobooKitty
    January 05, 2013

    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!

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  • momathome September 05, 2011
    momathome
    September 05, 2011

    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.  Laughing

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