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Bph And Flomax
I have BPH and flomax has been working find for over 2 years. Cialis has been approved for bph, is it as good as flomax even though I don't have ed?
Tamsulosin is the generic name for a very commonly used drug flomax. Tamsulosin is indicated for patients who have symptoms of enlarged prostate , frequency, too many trips to the bath room. , slow flow , dribbling the medication relaxes the smooth muscles around the prostate and makes it easy to urinate it should be taken at bed time to avoid side effects .. Dizziness ...Read more
Was on .4mg flomax for bph. Stopping flomax and have started .320mg/day of saw palmetto. Is there any best time of day to take the 1 dose?
Bph on flomax and avodart / when peeing some urine stays in urethra dribbles later /stays under foreskin/burns sometimes/should i force more when peeing or dry the head with toilet paper?
Medication(s) to take for BPH other than Flomax, Jalyn, Finasteride, Cialis and Avdart. Please advise.
Same groups: You listed alpha blocker(flomax or tamsulosin),5-alpha reductase inhibitor(finasteride,dutasteride or avodart),combination of both groups(Jalyn)and PDE5 inhibitor(cialis).Any other drugs I give you will be in those groups.If none has helped you,talk to your urologist about TUR prostate or other surgical options.TUR is the "gold standard" with which other surgical options are compared.Good luck. ...Read more
Recent onset of bph. Pcp suggested flomax. A year ago DHT measured 175 ng/dl. Would avodart be better?
Coud there be another treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) besides doxazosin and flomax?
BPH: Treatments for BPH fall into two categories; medical and surgical. Medical therapy includes Alpha blocker medications to improve urine flow and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to shrink the gland. The surgical options include thermal or laser destruction of prostatic tissue or transurthral resection of prostaic tissue (turp). The "best" treatment is a very individual thing. ...Read more
Yes.: Flomax is part of a family of drugs called alpha-blockers that relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck, improving urine flow & symptoms. Other drugs in this group are terazosin, doxazosin, alfuzosin, & silodosin. Another family of drugs for BPH are 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. These shrink the prostate and reduce episodes of urine retention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just a day or two: Alph blockers like Flomax work very quickly to improve urinary symptoms. Most patients see a abenefit within a few days, but there are some patients who may have improvement after just one dose. Rapaflo and uroxatral have both been shown to work within hours. If the sypmtoms do not improve within a week or two, then a different course of treatment or re-evaluation should be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking avodart and flomax for three years for bph. Some of the symptoms have returned. Do these pills lose their efficacy after a while?
Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is the condition of enlargement of the prostate, which is an organ that is part of the male urinary system within the body. This can cause difficulty with urination (difficulty initiating urination, dribbling of urine). BPH is due to growth of tissues of the prostate, and is a different ...Read more
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is also known as BPH. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with ...Read more
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