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Could sudafed be increasing the size of my prostate?

Could sudafed be increasing the size of my prostate?

No: But the medicine can cause urinary retention causing it to be more difficult to pee. That symptom can be confused with an enlarged prostate. That symptom should go away when you've stopped the medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Is sudafed used by men with an enlarged prostate?

Is sudafed used by men with an enlarged prostate?

Is risky: Sudafed has the exact opposite action of Alpha blockers which are effective in men with BPH and lower urinary symptoms. Sudafed use can increase the resting tone of the bladder neck and increase risk of urinary retention in men who may already be at some risk due to prostate enlargement. This scenario is not uncommon in the clinic. ...Read more

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Could you take buscopan and sudafed together?

Buscopan: There is no contra-indication for use of these two medications. ...Read more

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What could be the dangers in taking sudafed cold/cough to lighten your mood?

Blood pressure: Sudafed can elevate blood pressure and heart rate in some people. Thus, it should only be used occasionally to relieve congestion. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more