Compare Hytrin vs. Flomax

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Makes it easier to urinate.

Flomax (tamsulosin) is a good treatment for an enlarged prostate if medical treatment is needed, but it can reduce your sex drive and takes time to kick in.

3.4/ 5 average rating with 85 reviewsforFlomax
Upsides
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  • Flomax (tamsulosin) works just as well as similar medications but with fewer and less severe side effects.
  • Helps make urinating easier.
  • Available in generic.
  • Also available in a combination form with another medication to treat severe symptoms of enlarged prostate.
  • Simple once daily dosing.
Downsides
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  • Flomax (tamsulosin) only treats the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It doesn't make the prostate smaller or stop it from getting bigger.
  • Has to be taken at the same time every day.
  • It can take up to one month to see the full effects of Flomax (tamsulosin).
  • Can reduce sex drive.
  • Flomax (tamsulosin) can't be stopped suddenly, so you'll need to talk to your doctor about how to stop taking it safely.
Used for
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia Hypertension
  • Enlarged prostate (BPH)
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
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Reviews
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85 reviews so far
58%
saidit'sworth it
41%
saiditworked well
19%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Hytrin (Terazosin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
15possible side effects
  • Headache
    19%
  • Dizziness
    15%
  • Runny nose/ nasal congestion
    13%
  • Infection
    9%
  • Weakness
    8%
  • Abnormal ejaculation
    8%
  • Back pain
    7%
  • Sore Throat
    6%
  • Diarrhea
    6%
  • Chest pain
    4%
  • Drowsiness
    3%
  • Cough increased
    3%
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Insomnia
    2%
  • Sinus infection
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
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  • Low blood pressure
    • Taking medications for high blood pressure
  • Rash
    • History of "sulfa" allergies
  • Floppy iris syndrome
    • Cataract or glaucoma surgery
  • Heat stroke
    • Alcohol use
    • Heavy exercise
    • Hot weather
  • Sexual problems and prolonged erections
  • Drug interactions
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