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My father started this medicine (Tamsulosin 400 mg) and finasteride 5mg from April 15,  from Last one month he is suffering with lot of confusion. have any one suffered with confusion. please let me know your thoughts.

 

 

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    No confusion for me, but a common complication of BPH is urine retention with subsequent urinary tract infection.  In elderly people, this often manifests as confusion.  You should probably get him checked for a UTI.
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    Same here. No confusion just repeated uti's. Get checked by the gp. Quicker the better.
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    Finasteride lowers the level of testosterone which can cause confusion.  Maybe 5mg is too big a dose for your father.  I've been on Tamsulosin 400mg for a few years now (don't know how long) but have been on Finasteride 5mg for just over two months.  I'm 66 and the main side-effects I have had since I started on Finasteride are testicular pain, erectile sysfunction and the feeling that I'm being chemically castrated.  Maybe I'm getting paranoid about Finasteride but I really hate what I feel it's doing to me.

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    I am on the same medication. Since starting on the Finasteride about 6 weeks ago my urination has improved vastly. I have been using Tamsulosin for about 2 years.

    No confusion but keep getting a urine infection following an OP to remove bladder stones about 8 weeks ago following which I started the Finasteride.

    I was supposed to have a hole but this has been put on hold as flow is so much better.

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