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can a female take flomaxtra for kidney stones

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I took Flomax to increase the possibility of passing a kidney stone.  It was prescribed by a doctor in the Center for Kidney Stone Disease at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.  (Johns Hopkins generally ranks as the #1 hospital in the country.)  He said that they had discovered that men who were taking it for prostate problems were about 30% more likely to pass a kidney stone naturally, and that he now prescribes it for women as well.  I took it for two months with no noticeable side effects - except that my feet felt "thick" in the morning though they did not look swollen.  I ended up having laser lithotripsy to break up the stone, but I thought Flomax was worth a try.  Hope it works for you!                                                Mary
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