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  • Casey McNulty
    Health Guide
    August 28, 2008
    Casey McNulty
    Health Guide
    August 28, 2008

    Flomax is not FDA approved for use in women for any reason. Flomax works by blocking a certain type of receptor in the prostate, which causes relaxation of the prostate, allowing men to urinate more easily. However, doctors have the authority to write for non-approved uses, which are called "off-label" uses. Personally, I've never seen Flomax used in women. I hope this helps!

     

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    • tgulland
      December 16, 2010
      tgulland
      December 16, 2010
      I am a homecare RN and I currently have a female patient who is on Flomax. This was a first for me. She has bladder emptying problems and currently has a foley catheter. They are removing the catheter in a few days and if the flomax doesn't help her bladder issues once the catheter is out she will be having a suprapubic catheter permanently inserted. (this catheter is placed directly into the bladder by creating an incision/opening into the lower abdominal/stomach wall). While talking to one of my nursing supervisors at the agency I work for...she said that there is starting to be and increased incidence of women being prescribed flomax. Hmmm...learn something new everyday. lol READ MORE
    • tiger mommy
      August 12, 2012
      tiger mommy
      August 12, 2012

      y would i need to take flomax and what is it used for for a wemon or for me at least iv had a few ear surgerys a knee surgery iv had cervical cancer twice and i was stage 3 the first time the second time the caught it in time and iv had a historectomy the first and the second time they just took out my cancer and and my left overy and iv had my appendix taken out to and im only 25 and a single mom so if this info helps as to y i was given flomax that would be nice to know please and thank u 

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    • tiger mommy
      August 12, 2012
      tiger mommy
      August 12, 2012
      I was taking flomax back in june for what i cant remember i went to the emergancy room and i think it was for throwing up or for butt problems cuz i have health problems but im still so confused as to y the doc even proscribed it to me and its not like i can go down to the er and ask the doc y he did cuz teying to trake down docs here r not that easy unfortinatlly READ MORE
    • pamd
      October 25, 2012
      pamd
      October 25, 2012

      Hi Kelly,  I am a woman and have used flomax while passing kidney stones.   I haven't heard it's against the law for women to use.

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    • terrilynnwaaland
      November 23, 2014
      terrilynnwaaland
      November 23, 2014
      I am a woman who uses flomax. I have kidney stones and it helps with that feeling of having to go to the bathroom all of the time!! Love it :) READ MORE
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  • Dan
    Dan
    Editor
    August 28, 2008
    Dan
    Dan
    Editor
    August 28, 2008

    Hi,

    We actually had a recent question from a woman about using Flomax for kidney stones. You can check out the answer in Dr. Motola's sharepost: Flomax for Kidney Stones: Can It Be Used by Women?

    Here's the full drug information for Flomax.

    -Dan


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