In hospital now....is Flomax safe?

Kim26
on 9/19/11 11:08 pm
I'm in the hospital with a kidney stone...they want to give me Flomax. Is it safe for us?

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poet_kelly
on 9/19/11 11:16 pm - OH
I'm not sure what Flomax is but as long as it's not an NSAID, it should be OK.  They can telephone your bariatric surgeon if they aren't sure if it's OK for us or not.

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on 9/19/11 11:40 pm - OH
I checked a couple of web sites because I thought Flomax was for just prostate problems in men.  That is the primary use (as a relaxant to make urination easier) but several sites mentioned that it is NOT for use by women (and that it may cause birth defects if it is)...

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Kim26
on 9/20/11 1:35 am
Thank you both! I am home now (still have yet to pass this first kidney stone of mine) with a bunch of prescriptions...Flomax as one of them. I am seeing similar warnings of not for use by women. I will talk with the pharmisist, but I may just not take it. Thanks again!

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces, while regret weighs tons.? - Jim Rohn   
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Kim H.
on 9/20/11 2:15 am - VA
RNY on 07/11/11 with
Flomax is frequently prescribed for and used by women with kidney stones or urinary retention issues. It's officially "not for women" because the FDA approval was for treatment of prostate disease in men only. However, it's off-label use is as I already mentioned and a common practice. It's a Category B medication meaning it's considered as safe/dangerous as taking tylenol, motrin or even aspartame while pregnant. Personally, I would use it. If you have any concerns though, talk to your health care provider.
        
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Kim26
on 9/20/11 4:36 am
Thank you! I talked to the pharmisist (i know I'm spelling that wrong) and she assured me that it was safe, and not in the NSAID family. I have not taken yet, but feel better about it's safety for kidney stones. Thanks everyone!

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces, while regret weighs tons.? - Jim Rohn   
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." - Bill Cosby

  
(17 lbs lost pre-op)
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