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It is not recommended to suddenly stop taking tamsulosin (Flomax) without first consulting your doctor or a pharmacist. Tamsulosin is not addictive and does not cause dependence necessarily so will not cause typical withdrawal symptoms.

How Long Do Tamsulosin Withdrawal Symptoms Last?

It will last until the initial problem is resolved either through drug medication or surgery. 

Withdrawal Symptoms

The most common symptoms will probably be reduced urination, but it will depend on what the drug was treating. 


Tamsulosin is meant to be a long-term therapy, so it’s better to keep taking it until your doctor says it is safe to stop taking it. 

Treatment Options

It is possible that a physician will look to treat the problem in a different way.

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