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After successfully using Tamsulosin for years (BPH), its nasal congestion is no longer well controlled by Flonase. What are my alternatives?

After successfully using Tamsulosin for years (BPH), its nasal congestion is no longer well controlled by Flonase. What are my alternatives?

ENT: Since alpha blocker drugs like tamsulosin cause nasal congestion by vasodilation (as opposed to the vasoconstriction of a decongestant) I can see no reason why nasal steroids would be particularly helpful with congestion solely due to this medication. I suggest you see an ENT or allergy physician for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? Go to ...Read more


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How long will it take for flomax (tamsulosin) to begin helping my bph?

How long will it take for flomax (tamsulosin) to begin helping my bph?

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 (alfuzosin) 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 more

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Men with bph, how long did it take before flomax (tamsulosin) became effective?

Men with bph, how long did it take before flomax (tamsulosin) became effective?

Rapid: Flomax (tamsulosin) is a nice Alpha blocker. There are many similar. My experience is about 2 hrs to onset lasting about 19 hrs. ...Read more

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Terazosin seems to be causing a severe itch. What else can I take for BPH symptoms?

Terazosin seems to be causing a severe itch. What else can I take for BPH symptoms?

Change medication: Talk to your doctor to give you a different medicine. You may be allergic to terazosin. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some 'non-pill' methods to improve urine flow diagnosed as bph? If I take enogh fluids, I am up and down all night. Thanks.

What are some 'non-pill' methods to improve urine flow diagnosed as bph? If I take enogh fluids, I am up and down all night. Thanks.

BPH: If you do not try pills then you need to wear a catheter all the time or learn to catheterization yourself unless you go for surgery (trans urethral resection of prostate). There is no other way. ...Read more

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With early onset BPH in a 50+ male, with inability to empty bladder in one shot, is it reccomended to take the meds w/side affects or manage?

With early onset BPH in a 50+ male, with inability to empty bladder in one shot, is it reccomended to take the meds w/side affects or manage?

Can try: Can try otc things like saw palmetto. At some point it will progress to needing med like Flomax (tamsulosin) or cardura. Maybe even needing a procedure to open passage with microwave or laser. Discuss situation with family physician or urologist. ...Read more

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Been taking flotral for BPH. How long should I take and any side effects I should watch out for? I am 39yr olf male..

Been taking flotral for BPH. How long should I take and any side effects I should watch out for? I am 39yr olf male..

Here are some...: By spelling, I assume glottal is same as Flomx - tamsulosin in the US, which can relax the smooth muscles of bladder opening- urinary sphincter. If working/helping, you would need to take it "forever", but still not curing- only modifying. Over time, the undesirable aging effect will exceed what floral can do for you. However, the pace of progress may widely vary among individuals. More? Ask doc. ...Read more

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Ideas? What medicine to take for bph (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

Ideas? What medicine to take for bph (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

Alpha blockers: The initial treatment typically is a class of drugs known as Alpha blockers. ...Read more

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When is avodart indicated for BPH? Most people I know just take flomax alone?

When is avodart indicated for BPH? Most people I know just take flomax alone?

Rx for BPH: When is avodart indicated for BPH? Most people I know just take flomax alone? ANS: When Flomax alone does not work. It will take months for max effect. May be cheaper one but don't know about Canada. Usually added when Flomax is not enough. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse BPH permanently, as I have tried with no success, don't take meds because of impotence they cause me? MANY THANX

Is it possible to reverse BPH permanently, as I have tried with no success, don't take meds because of impotence they cause me? MANY THANX

BPH treatment: It is unlikely that the problems associated with BPH, the enlargement of the prostate, will change without medication. BPH is common and occurs as men age. Speak with your doctor about possible treatment options, many of these medications do not cause impotence in every patient and maybe you could benefit from a different medication than you have tried. ...Read more

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I take rapidflo for bph. Can I take testosterone and/or Cialis also?

BPH: Rapaflo (silodosin) works by relaxing the bladder neck and internal sphincter but it is a vasodilator. Cialis works by increasing blood flow to the erectile chambers of the penis but is also a vasodilator. Sometimes the combination can cause excessive dizziness. As for testosterone, it is known to promote prostatic growth. Unless your levels are significantly diminished, taking t may be counter-productive. ...Read more

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Was on. 4mg flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Stopping flomax (tamsulosin) and have started. 320mg/day of saw palmetto. Is there any best time of day to take the 1 dose?

Not the same: Flomax (tamsulosin) is an fda approved medicine with known safety and efficacy. Saw palmetto has failed multiple controlled trials. You're welcome to take it; most supplements have a 20% placebo effect. ...Read more

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I have BPH so is there something I can take for excessive urination?

I have BPH so is there something I can take for excessive urination?

BPH & Urine: I often recommend, given that all else is fine in the examination and testing, that my patients start with the herb saw palmetto. If one notices symptom improvement within the first seven days then we stay on the herb for 90 days straight. If there is no improvement I then prescribe one of several medications. If this does not help then I send my patients to the urologist. ...Read more

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Medication (s) to take for BPH other than Flomax, (tamsulosin) Jalyn, Finasteride, Cialis and Avdart. Please advise.

Medication (s) to take for BPH other than Flomax, (tamsulosin) 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

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I recently experienced some bleeding during urination. My urologist attributed it to my BPH. I take 3-5 grams of Creatine daily - is that safe?

I recently experienced some bleeding during urination. My urologist attributed it to my BPH. I take 3-5 grams of Creatine daily - is that safe?

Creatine: Weightlifters have been using creatine for awhile. For a 180 pound man they recommend 14 grams weekly for loading (first week of exercise) then 7 grams daily for maintenance. ...Read more

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Too much alpha blockade? I take doxazosin for BPH and carvedilol for early chf. Should I change to metoprolol to avoid too much alpha blockade?

Too much alpha blockade? I take doxazosin for BPH and carvedilol for early chf. Should I change to metoprolol to avoid too much alpha blockade?

Alfa blockade: No, those two meds go well together for bp, prostate enlargement and improving your ejection fraction. Metoprolol may be "added" in small doses, not to replace the drugs your on, but for bp. I can worsen CHF your questions are for your cardiologist.. ...Read more

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84 yrs. Stable cfh, afib, bph. Take ccoreg, cardura, lisinopril, coumidin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not seem to help. Can I take Advil or ibuprofen?

84 yrs. Stable cfh, afib, bph. Take ccoreg, cardura, lisinopril, coumidin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not seem to help. Can I take Advil or ibuprofen?

Talk to doc: The combo at your age with hf, Lisinopril and potential for Lasix (furosemide) is not good. All non steroidal anti inflammatory meds cause sodium retention which could unbalance your hf. One dose is probably ok, but check with your doc first. ...Read more

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I abused Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Frequent urge to urinate. Takes time to do it. Weak stream. Bladder never feels empty. No burn unless I hold it in. Not STD or BPH.

I abused Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Frequent urge to urinate. Takes time to do it. Weak stream. Bladder never feels empty. No burn unless I hold it in. Not STD or BPH.

UTI: Urinary tract infection is a known side effect of Dextroamphetamine, up to 5% of patients can experience this. Symptoms include:

●Pain or a burning feeling when you urinate

●The need to urinate often

●The need to urinate suddenly or in a hurry

●Blood in the urine ...Read more

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It is okay to take Flonase and andallertec together?

It is okay to take Flonase and andallertec together?

Yes, but: If you mean alertec (modafinil), then yes no interactions, please discuss as well with your prescribing doctor (s) on your next visit ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Flovent and Flonase at the same time?

Is it safe to take Flovent and Flonase at the same time?

Yes: Flovent (fluticasone oral inhaler) and Flonase (fluticasone nasal inhaler) can be used at the same time... as long as one's doctor knows how often per day, and for how many weeks or months the inhalers are being used. Disorders treated with such inhalers include asthma, allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, eosinophilic esophagitis, etc... ...Read more

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Can I take loratadine before taking azelastine and flonase?

Can I take loratadine before taking azelastine and flonase?

Unnecessary.: Azelastine is an antihistamine, just like Loratidine. So I don't think you'd need the both. The two nasal sprays should be sufficient to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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Will it take months for my Flonase spray to shrink my turbinate?

No: If used properly (aiming towards the side of the nose), it should work by the 7th day if not sooner. If problem is not controlled, see an allergist who can guide you on avoidance and treatment measures. ...Read more

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Hi! Do you know if I can take afrin (oxymetazoline) and FloNase together?

Hi! Do you know if I can take afrin (oxymetazoline) and FloNase together?

Yes: Afrin typically should not be used for more than 5 or so consecutive days. Tolerance develops at that point and congestion can worsen. There are studies that suggest nasal steroid blocks development of tolerance, so some patients can actually tolerate Afrin longer. Ask your physician about this before extending use of Afrin and always consult physician before using either of these. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

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


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Fluticasone (Definition)

Fluticasone is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more