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Flomax vs. Proscar for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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Flomax

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/ 9,072 posts
Other Names: Tamsulosin

Proscar

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/ 35,654 posts
Other Names: Propecia   Finasteride   Procecia
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 9,072 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 0.5 out of 5
Based on 35,654 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Tamsulosin (International Nonproprietary Name) is an alpha-1a receptor-selective alpha blocker used in the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Tamsulosin was developed by Yamanouchi Pharmaceuticals (now part of Astellas Pharma) ... Read more on Wikipedia
Finasteride (marketed by Merck & Co|Merck under the trademark names Proscar and Propecia, among other generic drug) is a synthetic antiandrogen that inhibits 5-alpha reductase number Isoenzymes 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts test... Read more on Wikipedia
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I was on it for 6 days and while it did help with my urine retention I just felt awful on it. Tired but couldn't sleep, headache, and around day 5 trouble breathing. I stopped taking it and am considering starting again but only taking it every other day or every couple of days.
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In 2 days i decided to get myself off Generic flomax id rather have diffuculty peeing then be as sick as it made me
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I've been taking it for quite a while, and late felling poor. I get scalp sores that are getting worse. my ears are sore, and I generally feel tired more than usual. I'm getting off Flomax and seeing what happeneds.
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What patients are saying about Flomax vs. Proscar

316 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Had very stuffy and dry nose leading a small nose bleed...
...doc put me on Flomax. I took it only 3 days. Had very stuffy and dry nose leading a small nose bleed. Also sinus congestion and ...Proscar. So far no bad side effects from Proscar. From research...
Flomax which gave me a rapid heart beat. After stopping...
...\"shrink\" blood vessels? I had a headache when taking it the first time along with Flomax which gave me a rapid heart beat. After stopping...
supplement resulted no noticable difference in my symptoms....
...Proscar and Flomax and using the supplement resulted no noticable difference in my symptoms. The breast ...back on Proscar prior to my surgery. I really didn't notice any side effects then. Tha...
proscar and flomax i'm taking flomax and proscar because of...
...with proscar and flomax i'm taking flomax and proscar because of an enlarged prostate . i now suffer from erectile dysfunction . any...
and Flomax and that did the trick! My PSA eventually...
...but it started at age 53 for me. I was put onto Proscar and Flomax and that did the trick! My PSA eventually went up and now I have prostate cancer and will get that out of me on...
Still have to take Flomax though. Side effects have...
...g. I was put on Proscar about 1.5 years ago and it seems to have worked ...to take Flomax though. Side effects have been minimal to none. I'm wondering if Avodart...
and flomax caused me way more problems than ever PVP...
...ill health status I actually recovered brilliantly ........yes there were niggling effects for 5 months but taking lousy proscar and flomax caused me way more problems than ever PVP...
way back. He had been on Flomax, which didn't do the job...
...had been on Flomax, which ...problems). Afterwards they gave him Proscar, which helped ...sooner whether he wouldn't have needed surgery. My husband likes the Proscar because it helps his t...
which my Doctor gave me Flomax. I then went to a urologist....
...it. I only have BPH for which my Doctor gave me Flomax. I then went to ...have shown that being on Avodart or Proscar can dramatically reduce the probability of getting prostate cancer. I have b...
to avodart and flomax and things got better but not back...
...on my first cycle. doc first put me on proscar which took months but then finally helped, lot ...and flomax and things got ...deca five weeks ago and thinking about stopping because symptoms ...
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