Does Flomax/avodart Permanently Affect Ejaculation?


Asked by Al A

Does Flomax/avodart Permanently Affect Ejaculation?

I recently stopped taking Flomax/Avodart. I had a fairly normal ejaculate volume prior to taking this drug, and I have found that the side effect of reduced ejaculate that I was experiencing while taking it has persisted. Is this normal? Will the volume return to previous levels or is this a permanent issue?


Avodart has been associated with a decrease in patients' ejaculatory volume. This drug has a very long half-life and the drug can remain detectable in serum for up to 4 to 6 months after discontinuation of the drug. Flomax may be associated with abnormal ejaculation, including not being able to ejaculate, decreased ejaculate and retrograde ejaculation. However, these side effects are not permanent and should be reversible after stopping the drug. Be patient!  It's entirely likely your ejaculation volume will return to normal once the drug is out of your system.

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Answered by Jay Motola, M.D.