Compare Rapaflo vs. Flomax

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Rapaflo
(Silodosin)

Flomax
(Tamsulosin)

Coming soon.Makes it easier to urinate. Flomax (Tamsulosin) is a first-choice treatment for enlarged prostate, and it's available as a generic. However, it can cause changes in your sex drive and can take a while to kick in.
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Have you used Rapaflo (Silodosin)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Flomax (Tamsulosin)
63%
+30% vs. Rapaflo (Silodosin)
44%
+11% vs. Rapaflo (Silodosin)
15%
+35% vs. Rapaflo (Silodosin)
Have you used Flomax (Tamsulosin)?
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Side effects
RapafloFlomax

We haven’t found good data for Rapaflo side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Rapaflo »
  • Inflammation inside the nose 10%
  • Dizziness 7%
  • Cough increased 3%
  • Infection 3%
  • Muscle weakness 3%
  • Back pain 2%
  • Sinus inflammation 2%
  • Drowsiness 2%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Tooth disorder 1%
More Flomax side effects »
How it works
RapafloFlomax
Coming soon.Flomax (Tamsulosin) is an alpha-1 blocker. It specifically targets and relaxes muscles in your prostate, which makes it easier to urinate.
Type of medication
RapafloFlomax
Coming soon.
Alpha blockerPrescription only
Available as
RapafloFlomax
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
RapafloFlomax
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Risk factors for serious side effects
RapafloFlomax
Coming soon.
  • Taking medications for high blood pressure
    • Cataract or glaucoma surgery
    • Alcohol use
    • Heavy exercise
    • Hot weather
      Detailed Flomax (Tamsulosin) risks & warnings »
      Pregnancy

      Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

      Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

      Pain
      RapafloFlomax
      No pain related info.
      • Can cause dizziness, muscle pain, headache and stuffy/runny nose.
      Upsides and benefits
      RapafloFlomax
      Coming soon
      • First-choice medication for relieving the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
      • Helps make urinating easier.
      • Available as a generic medication.
      • Also available in a combination form with another medication to treat more severe symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
      • Since it works only on the muscles around the prostate, it has fewer blood pressure and heart-related side effects than other medicines in the same class.
      Downsides and risks
      RapafloFlomax
      Coming soon
      • Has to be taken the same time every day.
      • It can take up to one month to see the full effects of the medication.
      • 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.
      • It doesn't shrink the size of the prostate.
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      RapafloFlomax
      Coming soon
      • Take this 30 minutes after the same meal every day.
      • Can cause dizziness, muscle pain, headache and stuffy/runny nose.
      • Can cause changes in sex drive.
      • Don't stop taking this medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.
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