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EricSwindon +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

Obviously I am a British elderly male with enlarged prostate and have been on cpap for the last 13 years. My urologist has prescribed TAMUREX (Tamsulosin Hydrochloride) so I researched it and found this review "I'm a 58 years old. I used to get up 4 or 5 times every night. Flomax (Tamsulosin Hydrochloride) has decreased this number to 1 or 2. However, because of the side effects I'm stopping immediately. I have sleep apnea and Flomax has caused nasual congestion making it difficult to breath. On top of that I'm experiencing dry mouth, insomnia, pounding heart, and irritability. If you have sleep apnea DO NOT take this drug !!!" . As you can see from the spelling this an American gentleman but it does make me wary of this drug - has anybody on the forum used it? and if so any problems? Eric

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NiceSilverBison1316 +0 points · over 2 years ago

Eric, I have used Tamsulosin for enlarged prostate, while using a cpap. I have not experienced any problems with it.

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EricSwindon +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

Thank you I needed to hear some good news, I am booked in for a cystoscopy and this could help. I hope it is only for short term use, do you know if it approved for long term use? Eric

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NiceSilverBison1316 +0 points · over 2 years ago

I have used it for years with no problem. Urologist never mentioned anything about short term use.

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EricSwindon +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

Thanks again for your speedy response with exactly the words I was hoping for. Eric

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EricSwindon +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

Hi NSC1316, I was reading earlier 'do not drink alcohol whilst on Tamsulosin' which surprised me somewhat because I have drugs like Diazepam and still drink wine providing I have a 5-6 hours period between, however, Diazepam is not listed as long lasting or prolonged. I have been alcohol free for several weeks now but not enjoying it. What time of day do you take your Tamsulosin? my Urologist says going to bed but everything I have read suggests after breakfast. Thanks Eric

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NiceSilverBison1316 +0 points · over 2 years ago

Hi Eric. I take mine when going to bed, because it lowers my blood pressure and I can get dizzy if I take it during the day.

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EricSwindon +0 points · over 2 years ago Original Poster

Thank you. Do you know how alcohol affects it? Eric

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NiceSilverBison1316 +0 points · over 2 years ago

Sorry, never tried it with alcohol.

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