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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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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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How long does it take for flomax (tamsulosin) to take effect?

How long does it take for flomax (tamsulosin) to take effect?

1-3 days ...: If it works for you, you will see a better urine flow within 1-3 after taking it. If not, one needs to concern about urethral stricture, which can not be relaxed as the prostate urethra by Flomax (tamsulosin) - an alpha-blocker. ...Read more

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Does flomax (tamsulosin) help cure prostatitis?

Does flomax (tamsulosin) help cure prostatitis?

NoDoeNotCure: No it only helps with the symptoms of prostatitis.Urinary frequency,urgency and difficulty urinating.It may improve disruptive and irritating symptoms.In chronic recurrent prostatitis it may reduce the risk of recurrence ...Read more

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If i stop taking avodart (dutasteride) will my sexual dysfunction reverse?

If i stop taking avodart (dutasteride) will my sexual dysfunction reverse?

It may.: Avodart (dutasteride) can cause difficulty with the initiation and maintenance of erections, decreased libido and ejaculation problems. These side effects may go away once the medicine is stopped but sometimes persist. Discuss your concerns with your treating provider. ...Read more

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How long does it take for propecia (finasteride) to become effective?

How long does it take for propecia (finasteride) to become effective?

3-4 months: You should start seeing results in 3-4 months, but remember that the most important effect is stopping the hair loss. ...Read more

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Can you take proscar, doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin) together ?

Can you take proscar, doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin) together


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Not ideal: Doxazosin and Flomax (tamsulosin) are in the same class of drug, known as Alpha blockers. They would not usually be prescribed together, because this could increase the risk of low blood pressure and symptoms such as dizziness. Finasteride is in a different class of drug (which affects testosterone metabolism) and can be taken together with either doxazosin or tamsulosin. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sertraline 50mg tablets tablets to start working? And how long does the effects last?

How long does it take for sertraline 50mg tablets tablets to start working?  And how long does the effects last?

Sertaline: Like all other antidepressants, sertaline needs consistent daily dosing for at least 4-6 weeks for effectiveness. Your dose of 50 mg is a starting one, and your doctor will adjust it depending on your response. Another important part of treating depression and anxiety is psychotherapy. If your doctor isn't providing that, you need to ask for referral to a professional psychologist. ...Read more

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What will flomax (tamsulosin) do for me?

What will flomax (tamsulosin) do for me?

Drug used in urology: Tamsulosin, also known under the name flomax, (tamsulosin) is a drug designed to relax smooth muscle cells of the urinary tract. Its approved use is to improve urination in prostate enlargement (bph). It has been shown to improve urinary symptoms, or ipss score. It is also used to help pass kidney stones by relaxing the ureter. It is also used, at times, as an adjunct in the treatment of chronic prostatitis. ...Read more

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How long does orap (pimozide) take to start working?

How long does orap (pimozide) take to start working?

Varies: Depends on the individual and what condition it is 'working' on. It is not as commonly used as the newer neuroleptic drugs, but, in general, such medications may take several weeks to adequately titrate dose and assess response in an outpatient setting. In the controlled, 24-hour nursing environment of a hospital, titration can be faster. ...Read more

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How long does it take for LDL to reduce using lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Days: You will see some drop after just a few doses, but it will take 4-6 weeks to see the full effect. ...Read more

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

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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My doctor made me stop proscar (finasteride) and start doxazosin. I heard you should use proscar (finasteride) with doxazosin is this fact?

My doctor made me stop proscar (finasteride) and start doxazosin. I heard you should use proscar (finasteride) with doxazosin is this fact?

See below: Not "should", but definately "can". There is good data that suggest using an Alpha blocker medicine (such as doxazosin) and a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (such as finasteride) together to treat enlarged prostate works better than either drug used alone. This is especially true in men with larger prostates (>40 grams). ...Read more

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Why does hydrochlorothiazide help treat hydroceles?

Why does hydrochlorothiazide help treat hydroceles?

No: There is no reason to believe that hydrochlorothiazide helps treat hydroceles. If a patient has scrotal edeam due to fluid overload, then a diuretic such as hydrochlorothiazide may help improve the condition by removing extra fluid from the patient. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for pills to start working I'm currently taking flurbiprofen to reduce eyelid swelling?

How much time does it take for pills to start working I'm currently taking flurbiprofen to reduce eyelid swelling?

Stye: Eyelid swelling can be from a serious infection of the lid like cellulitis, or you could be getting a stye. If you're currently only self medicating with flurbiprofen, you should be seeking the care of an eye doctor to see if you also need antibiotic eye drops, ointment, or oral antibiotics. Seek treatment right away. ...Read more

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How long does it take for rogaine (minoxidil) to start working?

How long does it take for rogaine (minoxidil) to start  working?

2 to 3 months: One needs to be paient with rogaine (minoxidil) as the process stimulates vellus hairs already present to mature. ...Read more

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How long it is safe to take dutasteride and alfuzosin?

How long it is safe to take dutasteride and alfuzosin?

Meds: These medications are safe long term and are given to men with enlargement of the prostate and obstructive urinary symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does it take Distaclor 375 mg tablets to start working?

How long does it take Distaclor 375 mg tablets to start working?

Cefachlor: They begin working the first day, but you may not notice a change in symptoms of infection for up to 48 hours. If no improvement with cefachlor treatment in 3-5 days, return to your physician for a change of antibiotics if necessary. I'm not sure what is being treated with cefachlor by your question. ...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