Flomax vs Oxybutynin

Flomax
(Rx)
Oxybutynin
(OTC)
Flomax is a prostate medication.
Oxybutynin is an urinary antispasmodic.
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.3
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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April 15, 1997
March 4, 2014
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
12,287 Discussions
3,856 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Flomax is prescribed for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Enlarged Prostate, Prostatitis and Frequent Urination and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
Oxybutynin is approved for Bladder Spasms, Overactive Bladder, Sweating, Interstitial Cystitis, Infection, Frequent Urination, Urinary Incontinence and Urge Incontinence and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Flo
Burning
4
Dizziness
4
Tiredness
3
Weakness
3
Impotence
2
Depression
2
Retrograde Ejaculation
2
Spasms
2
Insomnia
2
Headaches
1
Oxy
Dry Mouth
10
Dizziness
3
Blurred Vision
2
Drowsiness
2
Tiredness
2
Depression
2
Nausea
2
Irritability
1
Allergy
1
Dry Eyes
1
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Oxybutynin
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Burning
Flo
Oxy
4
0
Dizziness
Flo
Oxy
4
3
Tiredness
Flo
Oxy
3
2
Weakness
Flo
Oxy
3
0
Impotence
Flo
Oxy
2
0
Depression
Flo
Oxy
2
2
Retrograde Ejaculation
Flo
Oxy
2
0
Spasms
Flo
Oxy
2
0
Insomnia
Flo
Oxy
2
0
Headaches
Flo
Oxy
1
0
Dry Mouth
Oxy
Flo
10
0
Dizziness
Oxy
Flo
3
4
Blurred Vision
Oxy
Flo
2
0
Drowsiness
Oxy
Flo
2
0
Tiredness
Oxy
Flo
2
3
Depression
Oxy
Flo
2
2
Nausea
Oxy
Flo
2
0
Irritability
Oxy
Flo
1
0
Allergy
Oxy
Flo
1
0
Dry Eyes
Oxy
Flo
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Flomax during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Oxybutynin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Flomax and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Oxybutynin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Transdermal Gel, Transdermal Patch
Dosages
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Capsule: 0.4 mg
Patch: 3.9 mg/24 hour, 3.9 mg/24 hr
Gel: 28 mg/0.92 gram (3 %)
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Tamsulosin Hcl
Oxybutynin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Flomax and Oxybutynin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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