Doctor insights on: Flomax any other prostate medications
Yes: Yes there are medications other than Flomax (tamsulosin) that are used to treat BPH which are available as generic medications. The list includes: Hytrin (terazosin); Cardura (doxazosin), and Proscar (finasteride). Non-generic medications that are used to treat BPH include avodart, jalyn, rapaflo, and uroxatral (alfuzosin). ...Read more
Tamsulosin is the generic name for a very commonly used drug flomax (tamsulosin). 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On flomax (tamsulosin). Have side effects switching to super beta prostate. How do I handle the weaning process of getting off the drug without anymore side effect?
Transition: You can transiton to super bet prostate overnight without any difficulty. ...Read more
So drugs like flomax and such reduce the likelihood of getting prostate cancer? Or do they only address psa related symptoms?
Will I need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? .
On flomax (tamsulosin).4/day. What is the process to stop flomax (tamsulosin) while I start super beta prostate? I don't want any more side effects from stopping too quickly.
I just stopped flomax (tamsulosin) after 2 years. Is it a problem if I take super beta prostate and saw palmetto at the same time? Would this be dangerous?
Probably not: There shouldn't be a problem. However, just because quarterback joe likes it (and gets paid to be a shill for it) doesn't mean it works. I'd talk to my doctor and i'd be very careful about stopping Flomax (tamsulosin) and depending on unproven therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Using flomax (tamsulosin) for enlarged prostate. Do super beta and saw palmetto both shrink the prostate? Please be specific about benefits of each.
Mo: Nothing that you mentioned shrinks the prostate. Flomax only relaxes the smoothe muscle component of the prostate. Otc products largely are ineffective. Prescription Proscar or Avodart (dutasteride) are the only drugs that actually shrink the prostate. ...Read more
Going from flomax (tamsulosin) to finest nutrition extra strength. 4x prostate. It has 320mg saw palmetto, zinc, pygem, b-6. It says 1 a day. Can I take 2 if needed?
Waste of money:
There is no good data on any of the expensive special mixes of "herbs and spices" in things like "4x prostate." but at least some snake oil salesman has a nice yacht. Note that there is good data that saw palmetto is not better than placebo. (for the record, I have nothing against the placebo effect).
Follow this link to the cochrane database summary:
http://goo. Gl/zkuqib. ...Read more
Is it safe to stop flomax (tamsulosin) and replace it w saw palmetto g for benighn prostate enlargement.
Changing treatment: Yes. It is safe. The only outstanding question would the saw palmetto be strong enough to treat your prostate hypertrophy. You will know within seven days after the change. ...Read more
Is it ok to switch to another beta sitosterol after starting with super beta prostate? Does the brand matter? I am using flomax (tamsulosin) for bph.
BPH: You can switch to another beta sitosterol. A brand name is not important. ...Read more
As I wean off of flomax (tamsulosin) for bph, how long will it take to get super beta prostate into my system. Also should I do an increased dose on the beginning?
Super beta prostate: Super beta prostate begins working two to three daysafter ingestion. ...Read more
I use flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Some doctors on your site say to use saw palmetto - some say not to use but to use super beta prostate. Which is best and why?
Similar action: Saw palmetto is a natural product that actually has a version of the active ingredient in Finasteride (proscar)" a simolar drug to flomax, (tamsulosin) so may work as well. However, the dosing is very different in herbal products and the quality varies. Your physician can help you decide which product is best for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Have enlarged prostate levaquin & flomax (tamsulosin) for 1 month now I pee but nothing really comes out what's up? Cancer? I'm 26
enlarged prostate/ luts, started flomax (tamsulosin) and proscar. 4 episododes of dark stained underwear. Urine test done. Is catscan and cystoscopy needed? . 6p
An enlarged prostate with staining of underwear could be due to prostatitis. Is there discomfort on urination? What did the urine test show? Be sure to get a urinalysis with microscopic exam and a urine culture. Get a PSA test to rule out prostate cancer. If these don't give the answer, get a cystoscopy and possibly catscan.
Feel free to consult me on HealthTap if you want to discuss further. ...Read more
I was checking my doctor records I'm switching urologist my prostate is 20 grams is that normal I'm on flomax 0.4mg also take topamax (topiramate) I dribble-burn?
Discuss w/ new doc: Discuss this with your new urologist. If this is a new symptom, then see your primary care for a urinalysis. If this has been there for some time, make sure to discuss it with the new urologist. There are many factors that go in to making a diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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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