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Which is more effective- rapaflo (silodosin) or flomax?

Which is more effective- rapaflo (silodosin) or flomax?

Equally effective: Though individual patients may notice differences in efficacy and tolerability between the two meds, the clinical studies leading to fda approval show similar results in improvement in both urinary symptoms and urinary flow. Excluding ejaculation changes, rapaflo (silodosin) 'may' have a quicker onset of action and a better side effect profile than flomax. ...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? ...Read more


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Do selective adeno-adenergic blockers (prazosin, terazosin, doxazosin, trimazosin) protect  from acute cocaine-induced vasoconstrictive damage?

Do selective adeno-adenergic blockers (prazosin, terazosin, doxazosin, trimazosin) protect  from acute cocaine-induced vasoconstrictive damage?

Some: Cocaine causes it's effect by preventing the reuptake of monamine (epinephrine, etc) and causes these neurotransmitters to continue exciting the a1 receptor. The meds listed block alpha-1 receptors, so theoretically will blunt the effects of Cocaine on some vessels, but focus mostly (esp. Tamsulosin) on a specific sub-type (alpha-1a) that is mostly in the bladder, not in the vessels. ...Read more

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Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Yes.: Flomax (tamsulosin) 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 more

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With which alpha adrenergic blocking drug is less chance of orthostatic hypotension sideeffect than tamsulosin?

With which alpha adrenergic blocking drug is less chance of orthostatic hypotension sideeffect than tamsulosin?

none: Any Alpha adrenergic blocker will cause oh. A drug with a different mechanism, such as dutasteride, will not (but has its own type of side effects). Sorry! ...Read more

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Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used?What is side effects of flomax(tamsulosin hydrochloride)?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is a alpha-blocker and the main side-effect is 'hypotension' especially upon standing. You will become light-headed and may fail. It also may decrease or eliminate the ejaculation volume. This is not bad but concerns many patients. ...Read more

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Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates: They lower the preload on the heart as well as a bit of the after load, they also mildly dilate the heart arteries. All this adds up to help. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?

Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?

Cental alpha agonist: Clonidine acts on the central Alpha receptors and lowers sympathetic tone which lowers heart rate and blood pressure. Clonidine is not a good long term medication due to numerous side effects and ideally has be used for short duration only. ...Read more

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Medication for prostate inflammation

Prostatitis: Prostate inflammation can lead to pain, increased urinary frequency, or difficulty emptying one's bladder. Many men use an herb first for this called saw palmetto. Ejaculating frequently can also help alleviate the amount of fluid in the prostate. But there are also antibiotics and other medications that can treat this common problem. ...Read more

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Coud there be another treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) besides doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin)?

Coud there be another treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) besides doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin)?

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

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Can you switch form none selective bb (propranolol ER 80 mg capsule) to selective beta blocker such as bystolic (nebivolol) 5 mg or bisobrolol with no wean off?

Can you switch form none selective bb (propranolol ER 80 mg capsule) to selective beta blocker  such as bystolic (nebivolol) 5 mg or bisobrolol with no wean off?

Usually Yes.: Your dose of Propranolol er 80 mg daily is high so you will need bystolic (nebivolol) 10 mg at least to begin with and may even need higher. Switch cane be made without weaning although there will be some initial withdrawal such as palpiatations or rise in pulse rate and BP but should not last longer. ...Read more

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Is cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) better and why?

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. ...Read more

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Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide 10/25)--whats the use?

Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide 10/25)--whats the use?

Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension. ...Read more

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Is Cardura (doxazosin) a reasonable second BP drug with Lisinopril when CCBs, diuretics, beta blockers are not well tolerated? Also on B-agonists for asthma.

Is Cardura (doxazosin) a reasonable second BP drug with Lisinopril when CCBs, diuretics, beta blockers are not well tolerated?  Also on B-agonists for asthma.

Yes, it is an option: Cardura (doxazosin) or another alpha blocker type drug is an option when the other classes of drugs mentioned are not well tolerated. Alpha blockers can cause dizziness so they are best taken at night to minimize this effect. The dose needs to be increased slowly. Make sure you are exercising and minimizing salt, alcohol and caffeine as well. ...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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Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor. Mk 2206- akt inhibitor. Why prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor.    Mk 2206-  akt inhibitor.  Why  prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Molecular targeting: These agents are designed to selectively knock out key pathways your tumor may use to grow. Presumably you already had your tumor tested for these different mutations. Ask the doctor offering these options to explain their rationale. These are investigational studies and many of the treatment costs may be covered-ask. ...Read more

Dr. David Mobley
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Doxazosin (Definition)

Doxazosin is a medication in the class of non-specific Alpha blockers. It is often used to lower blood pressure, or to improve bladder emptying. Doxazosin has been around for a very long time and is typically well tolerated. The dose needs to be slowly escallated as they can cause lightheaded and dizziness (especially when changing position - lying ...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