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Flowmax for Women

11/02/2010

Question:

I am a female and my doctor has just put me on Flowmax. I almost constantly have the sense of having to urinate, even when I have just done so. I have been treated for bladder infections, and the tests now show there is no infection present. I also suffer from mild incontinence. My question is: how does Flowmax work in a woman?

Answer:

Flomax (tamsulosin) relaxes muscles in the bladder that allow urine in the bladder to more completely empty. This should relieve the feeling of constantly having to urinate. 

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Response by:

Debra K Gardner, PhamD Debra K Gardner, PhamD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University