Prostate Pill Leads to Stuffy Nose

P is a stuffy nose a side effect of Flomax? I can not think of any other reason that my nose is so stuffy.

A. In studies for this drug approved to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate, quite a few men experienced this problem. Between 13 and 19 percent of them reported “rhinitis”, also known as nasal congestion, nasal congestion, runny nose, nasal congestion or hay fever.

Many other (around 10 percent) reported that down cold or flu symptoms, some of which could have been a stuffy nose. Tell your doctor that you are experiencing this common complication of tamsulosin (Flomax).

alternative approaches

There are other options for treating prostate symptoms. One is a drug that is widely advertised (hot reflection) as a way to treat erectile dysfunction. Tadalafil (Cialis) has been approved by the FDA to treat enlarged prostate, benign prostatic hypertrophy aka. But can also cause nasal congestion, it could be worth a try to see if you develop that side effect.

There are also natural products that are used to facilitate frequent nighttime urination and difficulty urinating, which are the most bothersome symptoms of this condition, which is very common among older men. Saw palmetto, nettle, Pygeum africanum seeds and squash, all have their defenders ( Phytotherapy Research July 2014 ). They are controversial, however, since a meta-analysis of the Cochrane Collaboration of 17 studies of the most popular palmetto, saw, showed that, in general, is no more effective than placebo ( BJU International , June 2012).

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