Common side effects of Tamsulosin

Common side effects of Tamsulosin

Doctors frequently prescribe Tamsulosin or Flomax for prostate issues.

And today in this newsletter I want to address some of the issues it causes.

And you may not be aware of these.

First, benign prostate hypertrophy, or BPH, affects huge numbers of men.

BPH has a few really uncomfortable effects.

You have to pee a lot.

You may not sleep through the night.

And you may be uncomfortable.

Since Big Pharma helps fund medical schools, they pretty much “help” to train doctors.

And the first thing they do when a man comes into the office complaining of BPH symptoms is prescribe something like Tamsulosin.

Tamsulosin works by blocking certain nerve impulses — this relaxes the prostate.

The relaxed prostate doesn’t restrict the urethra and bladder so much.

This reduces symptoms and makes the patient much more comfortable.

But the trouble is tamsulosin, and drugs like it, does not operate in a vacuum.

These drugs have a lot of side effects based just on how they work.

And with Tamsulosin, one of the big side effects is that it interferes with ejaculatory function.

Today’s study looked into this particular problem.

The researchers gave both normal men and men with BPH Tamsulosin.

They also used a different drug that works the same way, Alfuzosin (Uroxatral).

The important thing here is NOT  that Alfuzosin is so wonderful, but that the negative impact of the tamsulosin is pretty striking.

So the researchers gave tamsulosin to rats and observed their ejaculations.

The rats couldn’t ejaculate very well after getting tamsulosin.

Systemic injection of tamsulosin impaired contractile capacity whereas alfuzosin did not. This might explain ejaculation problems in men treated with tamsulosin.

And it’s not just rats.

Men who were treated with tamsulosin had the same problem ejaculating.

Even on small doses of tamsulosin, normal men experienced vastly reduced ejaculation volume and ability.

Many became unable to ejaculate altogether.

Tamsulosin resulted in significantly decreased ejaculate volume.

And what’s worse, is about one-third of men on tamsulosin couldn’t ejaculate at all.

While on tamsulosin 35.4% had complete lack of ejaculation.

Yet doctors give this drug out routinely — they’ve done it for years.

And they’ve done it with the assurance that the drug is not going to cause PD or sexual problems for men.

And all the while, it’s been clear that it causes tremendous sexual problems for men.

But the patent expired in 2009, and now the drug companies are looking for other high-priced alternatives.

They will determine that those new alternatives do not cause ejaculation problems.

Big Pharma will find that they do not cause sexual problems —  but of course, they will be lying yet again.

We know they probably lied about Tamsulosin — and there’s more proof.

This Japanese study demonstrated quite conclusively that all of the alpha-1 blockers (including tamsulosin) reduce semen emission.

Decreased capacity of contraction of the seminal vesicles is proposed as the cause of the ejaculatory disorder induced by alpha-1 blockers.

Considering that ALL alpha-1 blockers all work the same way, we can safely assume that all of them have the same side effects.

The shame of it is that we’ve known for a long time what really causes benign prostate hypertrophy.

It’s a combination of high estrogen levels and often medium or higher testosterone levels.

But the estrogen is the main problem.

As a man ages, if his metabolism is declining, testosterone will often turn into estrogen.

And it’s these high estrogen levels in the aging body cause prostate inflammation.

It’s as simple as that.

If you reduce the estrogen in the man’s body, his prostate will often shrink to normal size.

He doesn’t need any of these terrible medications either.

The experimenters found that progesterone blocks the effects of testosterone and DHT.

It keeps them both from increasing the volume of the aging male prostate.

The best part is that progesterone is super safe.

But the problem is that drug companies can’t make money off of it.

Progesterone is not patented and is very cheap.

Progesterone may therefore prove to be a usefuL agent for the treatment of human BPH.

The first step is to avoid taking tamsulosin at all costs, don’t even let them prescribe a lower dose.

Even just 0.8 mg of Tamsulosin daily caused a decrease in ejaculatory function.

Almost 90% of the subjects suffered from a marked decrease in ejaculate volume.

And approximately 35% of the participants suffered from what they call anejaculation.

That’s an inability to ejaculate at all.

On the other hand, none of the subjects in the Alfuzosin group had to cope with ejaculation issues.

So you should talk to your doctor about Alfuzosin or another option.

But you need to refuse to take Tamsulosin, or you can kiss your sex life goodbye.


Matt Cook is editor-in-chief of Daily Medical Discoveries. Matt has been a full time health researcher for 26 years. ABC News interviewed Matt on sexual health issues not long ago. Matt is widely quoted on over 1,000,000 websites. He has over 300,000 daily newsletter readers. Daily Medical Discoveries finds hidden, buried or ignored medical studies through the lens of 100 years of proven science. Matt heads up the editorial team of scientists and health researchers. Each discovery is based upon primary studies from peer reviewed science sources following the Daily Medical Discoveries 7 Step Process to ensure accuracy.
Effects of Acute Treatment With Tamsulosin Versus Alfuzosin on Ejaculatory Function in Normal Volunteers 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022534706013735 

Effects of Acute Treatment With Tamsulosin Versus Alfuzosin on Ejaculatory Function in Normal Volunteers
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022534706013735 

Ejaculatory disorder caused by alpha-1 adrenoceptor antagonists
is not retrograde ejaculation but a loss of seminal emission https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Seiji_Furuya/publication/6784852_Ejaculatory_disorder_caused_by_alph1_adrenoceptor_antagonists_is_not_retrograde_ejaculation_but_loss_of_seminal_emission/links/551b43b60cf251c35b50978f.pdf 

Influence of age and endocrine factors on the volume of benign prostatic hyperplasia
http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/1703242 

TESTOSTERONE AND PROGESTERONE METABOLISM AND THEIR INTERACTION IN THE HUMAN HYPERPLASTIC PROSTATE 
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Morfin/publication/21973141_Testosterene_and_perogsterone_ metabolism_and_their_interaction_in_the_human_hyperplastic_prostate/links/ 004635293848f96334000000.pdf 

https://www.drugs.com/tamsulosin.html 

https://www.rxlist.com/flomax-side-effects-drug-center.htm#overview 

https://www.drugs.com/sfx/tamsulosin-side-effects.html 

1. What are some common tamsulosin side effects?
Tamsulosin is a type of alpha blocker which relaxes the muscles in the prostate gland and the bladder neck, thus making urination easy. But the side effects of tamsulosin is a bit harmful, so it is very important to know if one is allergic to this compound. It can induce dizziness and fainting if somebody is taking for the first time. Tamsulosin is usually referred to those who suffer from an enlarged prostate but there are certain precautions to be taken when somebody takes tamsulosin. It is usually advised to not stand for long hours of time in hot weather or become overheated during exercise.It has been found that tamsulosin can affect the eyes, if one is having a cataract surgery. It is also important to know that some medicines may react with tamsulosin, so extra care should be taken in asking for doctors advice before using this compound. It is usually prudent to share ones medical condition, allergies and any medicines, that one is taking with the doctor if somebody is going to take tamsulosin.One should not take tamsulosin in larger or smaller amounts and not for more longer than recommended. The usual approach to taking tamsulosin is at least 30 minutes after the principal meal. Since tamsulosin lowers the blood pressure in the body, the patient can feel a bit dizzy. If the blood pressure can become too low, it can cause body symptoms like vomiting, heavy sweating and even heart disease in the long term if proper precautions are not taken. Even if one stops taking tamsulosin, it is always prudent to ask for a doctor's permission and guidance before you take it again. The usual dose for people who suffer from an enlarged prostate is 0.4 mg to 0.8 mg a day and it is very important that one does not do any physical activity right after taking tamsulosin. Since tamsulosin can change one's thinking patterns in the short term after consumption, it is prudent to take slow actions than indulge in swift moves. Some other reactions or side effects to tamsulosin may include difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, lips and throat and sudden itching. There maybe the presence of chest pain and headache and can even cause backpain. One can also suffer from blurred vision, fever, chills, body ache and flu symptoms, and even suffer from sleep problems or insomnia. There maybe difficulty in urination and it can also induce coarse coughing. It can also induce joint pain and muscle pain and can cause red skin lesions with an increase in sweating and signs of unusual tiredness and weakness.

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