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Alpha Blocker Side Effects
Can beta blocker be taken for prinzmetals angina if an alpha blocker is added, so there isnt any vasospasm potential? Want off my CCB (side effects)
I took pseudoephedrine and body never re-adjusted from stim, vasoconstriction, fear, insomnia, what alpha-blocker would best counteract these effects?
Depends on diagnosis: For Pheochromocytoma: phentolamine and phenoxybenzamine. For HTN: terazosin/Hytrin, doxasosin/Cardura, and prazosin/Minipress. For benign prostatic hypertrophy: dutasteride/Avodart, tamsulosin/Flomax, finasteride/Proscar, alfuzosin/Uroxatral. The HTN meds are also used for BPH. ...Read more
Could an alpha blocker make my skin itch from strong vibration? It's never happened before-started minipress (prazosin) 2 weeks ago
Possible allergy: It is best to contact the prescribing provider. This could represent an allergy or intolerance. ...Read more
What's to be expected? Might using an indwelling catheter and alpha blocker muscle relaxer cause incontinence?
Incontinence: Having a urinary catheter in place does not cause incontinence once its removed, assuming it was for a short term only. Use of Alpha blocker therapy can relax the bladder neck and urinary sphincter but doesn't typically doesn't promote incontinence. Would definitely recommend you have cystoscopy and possibly urodynamic studies by a urologist. ...Read more
What happens to prostate in non bacteria prostatitis? What cause this? Why cant void urine without alpha blocker medicine?
Usually not serious: Usually nothing important "happens" to the prostate. Nonbacterial or "nonspecific" prostatitis, also called chronic pelvic pain syndrome, is generally an issue of comfort; serious harm is uncommon. Continue to work with your doctor if you're having such serious symptoms that you cannot void without an alpha blocker, or only with marked obstruction. Google CPPS for more info (spell it out). ...Read more
Taking silodosin (alpha blocker)for nonbacteria prostatitis, can i run or walk long distance etc in this condition and what precautions i need to take?
Here are some...: Postural hypotension is one chief side effect of alpha-blocker, which manifests as dizziness at position change, but is unpredictable among its users. So, always use drug with care. To help handle voiding disorders, to Prostate-BPH/LUTS, Voiding Trouble in http://www.formefirst.com/TroublingVoiding-Men.html & Basics of Self-Care in http://www.formefirst.com/Basics-SelfImprovement.html. ...Read more
Dr. Mentioned beta blockers for BP & resting hr near 100 bpm. Are there any that can help with anxiety and not worsen ed? Alpha blocker same thing?
Bystolic (nebivolol): Generic name is nevibilol... Low likelihood of causing fatigue and ed. ...Read more
Primary doctor advised that adding an alpha blocker to HTN med is all right when doing on- stage speaking presentations.Generally,could be reasonable?
Follow the advise: of your doctor , if more people control blood pressure and blood sugar then we will be seeing less heart attacks and less strokes ,must be a reason to add Alpha blocker . You will be calm if your B P is controlled . I also give hard time to my doc then follow, you have other option ,get 2nd opinion , your doctor will not object . ...Read more
Leak at catheter?: If the catheter is a suprapubic catheter and you are leaking around it, it is probably related to bladder contractions causing the leak around the catheter. If it is a female urethral catheter and you are leaking around the catheter, it could be wrong size catheter, partial catheter blockage or bladder contractions. ...Read more
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