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Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which works better and why?

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Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Alpha-blockers: Both are alpha-blockers used to relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck resulting in improved urinary flow (can be used in both men and women). Both are available in generic form. Each can result in a decrease in bp: Flomax (tamsulosin), however, is intended to be more selective for alpha-1a type receptors and is not intended for use as an anti-hypertensive agent.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which one is better?

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Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Alpha-blockers: Both are alpha-blockers used to relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck resulting in improved urinary flow (can be used in both men and women). Both are available in generic form. Each can result in a decrease in bp: Flomax (tamsulosin), however, is intended to be more selective for alpha-1a type receptors and is not intended for use as an anti-hypertensive agent.
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Is cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) better and why?

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Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 28 years experience
Flomax (tamsulosin): Tamsulosin now generic. More specific and fewer side effects. Allhat study showed ? Cardiovascular probs in certain people with cardura (doxazosin). For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc.

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