March 23, 2010 in Uncategorized
Flomax is a drug that was created to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. In plain English, this translates to enlarged prostate in men. This medication was designed specifically for men. The FDA has not tested this drug for women. It is designed to help the urinary flow for men who have trouble urinating due to BPH. In rare cases, some doctors will prescribe this medication to women who suffer from cystitis or kidney stones. It helps to open up the flow of the urine and eases the pain felt when urinating. The use of Flomax for women still remains controversial. The FDA has not deemed it inappropriate for women, but it also has not extensively tested it on women.
Even in men there are many reported side effects. Some of the side effects include interruption in ejaculation, diminished semen, ringing in the ears, headaches, lower libido and insomnia. Since there have not been any studies done on women and not many women have been prescribed Flomax, the side effects are not yet known. It is important to consult your doctor and pharmacist before taking any medication. Some women do not know that Flomax has only been approved for men. It is important to make sure you are aware of your body and any changes that take place once you begin to take a newly prescribed medication. Both negative and positive changes should be noted. Not all medications affect all people the same way. Some people are more sensitive to certain medications than others. There are some cases where the benefits outweigh the costs. This is a personal choice that everyone must make for themselves with their doctor. It is especially important when trying unconventional methods to report any side effects that may be linked to the medication. It is not known whether Flomax is safe for women or not, but the bigger question is: is it safe for you? Even if a medication is safe for most people, you should not take it blindly or treat the side effects lightly.
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