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Can Tamsulosin cause memory loss?

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Dr. P. T. Patil

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Posted on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: Does Tamsulosin have a side effect of memory loss as anticholinergic drugs seem to have? My husband has been prescribed Tamsulosin and is leery of the potential side effects of memory loss and dementia.
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Tomsulosin does not cause memmory loss .

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

Your husband who has poor urine flow due to enlarged prostate and has been prescribed Tomsulosin .However he is worried about the memory loss as a side effect .

I would state that Tomsulosin does cause slight drowsiness in few patient but it goes away ass body gets accustomed to the drug within 2-3 weeks time .I have not come across memory loss to any patient in my 43 years of practice whom I have recomonded Tomsulosin .

The memory loss that is observed is due to ageing which is normal at this age .

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.


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