About Flomax

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Flomax is a medication used to treat an enlarged prostate, which affects 35 percent of all men over the age of 50. Learn more about the side effects and uses of Flomax with information from the CEO of a pharmacy company in this free video on medicine.

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This is Lois Adams, president and CEO of Freedom Pharmacy in Orlando, Florida. This segment is going to be about the drug, Flomax. It's a medication used to treat enlarged prostate and it works by shrinking the prostate gland. Possible enlarged prostates affect thirty five percent of all men over the age of fifty and symptoms include frequent urges to urinate during the night. And that's the symptom that usually takes the patient to see their physician. Flomax relieves the muscles in the prostate and bladder and it decreases the risk of urinary retention which can back up in to the kidney and cause severe kidney damage, and that is a really serious problem. Sometimes that would result in possible removal of the kidney or ultimately cancer of the kidney. It also causes bloody urine and bladder stones. Sometimes symptoms of the enlarged prostate gets better on their own and about four of ten men will probably improve over time without any treatment. Side effects of Flomax are blurry vision, and stuffy nose. And if you're thinking of having cataract surgery please tell your surgeon that you're taking Flomax. And that's a little about the drug Flomax.


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