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Frequent urination, low sex drive. Histroy of prostrate problem. On Tamsulosin. Advice

I have prostate problem and my doctor prescribe Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 0.4mg, I want to solve my problem having at least 3 or 4 times a night waken up to pee, but the same time I want to have my sex drive improve, I am worried that this medication is the one controlling it. Is it true that this medication can cause impotent?

Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Tamsulosin is one of the more commonly used medications for enlarged prostate.
It, like all medications, has potential side effects that may or may not occur.
One of the side effects are prolonged erection requiring treatment.
Other possible problems are ejaculatory failure or it could take longer for the ejaculation to occur, these possible side effects usually occur in the first few days or weeks after treatment is started.
Impotence is a rare complication.
If impotence does occur then you can consider speaking to your doctor, he or she may suggest medication that may help

It is also important to note that severe BPH can also cause erectile problems.

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