Ask the doctor

Published: May, 2008

This quarter, urologist Kevin R. Loughlin, M.D., M.B.A., a member of Perspectives' editorial board, answers your prostate questions

Q. I take Flomax (tamsulosin) to manage my BPH. The commercials say something about having cataract surgery. What's the connection between the drug and cataracts? If I'm taking Flomax, do I have to forgo having my cataracts removed?

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