• Kathy J Kathy J
    August 11, 2008
    Could extended use of Flomax result in incontinence?
    Kathy J Kathy J
    August 11, 2008


  • Vicki M
    Health Guide
    August 11, 2008
    Vicki M
    Health Guide
    August 11, 2008

    Hi Kathy,


    Flomax (Tamsulosin) " is used to treat the symptoms of a prostate gland condition called BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as enlarged prostate). Tamsulosin is an alpha-blocker that works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate. Relaxing these muscles leads to relief of symptoms of BPH such as the feeling of needing to urinate frequently or urgently, weak stream, difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, and the need to urinate during the middle of the night." According to the drugs database on the link above. The medications that are thought to cause what is called overflow incontinence are the Tricyclic Antidepressants, such as Sinequan, Tofanil, and Pamelor.


    Please note that online sites like Health Central are wonderful resources for getting information that will help you ask all the right questions when it's time to speak to your doctor, but they can not take the place of your doctor's solid medical advice. If you or a loved one are having a concern about something medically related, the best thing is to seek your doctor's advice.

    Take care and stay in touch!

    Vicki M


  • susan August 19, 2012
    August 19, 2012

    a friend of mine suffers from severe incontinence, he has been taking flomax for many years, could the use of this drug be part of his problem?

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