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flomax any other prostate medications

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
30 years experience in Urology
Yes: Yes there are medications other than Flomax (tamsulosin) that are used to treat BPH which are available as generic medications. The list includes: Hy ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Yes.: Flomax (tamsulosin) is part of a family of drugs called alpha-blockers that relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck, improving urine ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Transition: You can transiton to super bet prostate overnight without any difficulty.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Flomax: Flomax simply relaxes the muscle at the outlet of the urinary bladder allowing better urine outflow. There is no anticancer property.
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience in Urology
Same groups: You listed alpha blocker(flomax or tamsulosin),5-alpha reductase inhibitor(finasteride,dutasteride or avodart),combination of both groups(Jalyn)and PD ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
34 years experience in Urology
None proven: Saw palmetto may make you feel better but has not been showed to shrink the prostate. The group of medical drugs called 5-alpha-reuductase inhibitors ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
BPH: Treatments for BPH fall into two categories; medical and surgical. Medical therapy includes Alpha blocker medications to improve urine flow and 5-alp ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Worry about BP: Viagra (sildenafil) causes vasodilation i.e. Dilation of blood vessels that could decrease bp. It is important to avoid taking medications that could ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lutz
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Evista (raloxifene): Some that use Evista (raloxifene) note the increase menopausal side effects ie hot flushes Evista (raloxifene) possible decrease risk of breast cancer ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
ED Drugs: Nope. Do the ones that are available, cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) or viagra not work for you?
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
Yes: Finasteride does cause sexual dysfunction. If this occurs, then oral medications such as viagra, (sildenafil) cialis, etc. Can be beneficial. If these ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Find the cause: At your age, it's possible you have hemochromatosis, a prolactinoma, or some other cause that might get missed on routine physical and labs.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Something close..: There isn't any med that works like Oxybutynin that is available otc, but meds such as diphenhydramine/meclizine/dexbromphiramine etc..Can have simila ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
None: Avodart (dutasteride) is the only one proven to shrink the prostate. Other medications can help with BPH but do not shrink the prostate.
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience in Urologic Oncology
Yes: Some antihistamines have been implicated in cases of urinary retention in men. A large prostate is per se a risk, and certain medications can precipit ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Mo: Nothing that you mentioned shrinks the prostate. Flomax only relaxes the smoothe muscle component of the prostate. Otc products largely are ineffe ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Banks
16 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Saw palmetto: Saw palmetto.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Unlikely: Urinary urgency is generally a bladder issue and not urethral in origin, especially in a 25 yr old female. See a urologist for evaluation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Other options: The root of the black cohosh plant is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. It is su ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
25 years experience in Urology
Yes: Sildenafil is not only viagra, (sildenafil) but also Revatio which is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Alclometasone: Please re-ask and clarify what condition you are trying to treat.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Avoid sun, diet chan: Sun avoidance can be helpful, and avoiding dairy and red meat is supposed to reduce inflammation associated with lupus, onega 3 fatty acids along with ... Read More

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