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What precautions are required for safely withdrawing Flomax?

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Posted on Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Question: I want to quit taking Flomax due to ED. Are there any precautions that I should take before I stop?
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Tapering the dose is important before the drug is stopped

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I can certainly understand your concern

If you have decided to quit Flomax, then it's important to consider following precautions

1. Should not stop the drug all of a sudden. Should gradually reduce the dose over a period of 1 week before you stop it.

2. Get a baseline ultrasound abdomen to determine status of your prostate gland and amount of post voidal residual urine.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care,
Dr. Suresh Heijebu
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What precautions are required for safely withdrawing Flomax?

Brief Answer: Tapering the dose is important before the drug is stopped Detailed Answer: Hello, I can certainly understand your concern If you have decided to quit Flomax, then it's important to consider following precautions 1. Should not stop the drug all of a sudden. Should gradually reduce the dose over a period of 1 week before you stop it. 2. Get a baseline ultrasound abdomen to determine status of your prostate gland and amount of post voidal residual urine. Hope I have answered your query. Take care, Dr. Suresh Heijebu