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A 59-year-old female asked:

Husband diagnosed w/a slightly swollen prostate,had been on flomax from his gp, but urologist suggested alfuzosin,husband found flomax worked better,whats the difference,is one better?why would urologist want to add cialis,he has no erectile problems?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Alfuzosin & Flomax are both 5-alphapreductase inhibitors & work in the same way by relaxing smooth muscle in prostate & bladder neck thus urinary flow & frequency improve. Stay on Flomax if it works better. Cialis acts in similar way as well as being used for erectile problems. Thus, advise resume Flomax. Finasteride together + Flomax is better & much cheaper than Cialis. Saw Palmetto is no good.
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