Flomax causing AFib?

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Has anyone had an AFib attack after starting Flomax to treat their BPH?  If you check the post marketing data from Bohreinger Englheim, the manufacturer, over 700 cases have been reported since 2004.

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    I developed Afib after being on Flomax for typical prostrate problems. A few years later I developed Afib. No one even hinted at it being due to being on Flomaz. I only discovered the known causal relationship after I took myself off the stuff when a urologist told me that it was causing retrograde ejaculation. Still no one said boo about Afib. I became curious about a possible causation issue when I came out of a months long episode just three days after I took myself off the stuff. I did a minimal search via Google and only then learned what my doctors should have known; Flomax is known to cause Afib. It is arguably an infrequent side effect, but when you develop Afib after being on Flomax why wouldn't a doctor consider taking you off the stuff. When I took myself off of it, we were looking into an ablation.

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    I'm taking something similar to Flomax Silodosin generic Rapaflo I've asked my primary physician my cardiologist and urologist they all said wouldn't affect a fib like you i have my doubts i know these meds will cause heart palpitations at times mostly at night if you have BPH what are you belong to do!

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