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Hytrin For Bph
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
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
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
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
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
What med besides avodart (dutasteride) shrinks the prostate without producing erectile disfunction?
Urinary tract.: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My meds.are Metformin,Lisinopril, Asprin,Simpastin, Atenolol, Hidrocrotiazde, Terazosin.I am naziated a lot. Raditation for prostate c. 3yrs ago.PSA 1?
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
Using flomax (tamsulosin) for enlarged prostate. Do super beta and saw palmetto both shrink the prostate? Please be specific about benefits of each.
Different types. : Both medications are used to treat urinary symptoms related to benign prostatic enlargement. Flomax (tamsulosin) is an alpha-blocker, or agents that work on relaxing smooth muscle in the urinary tract to improve flow. Avodart (dutasteride) is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, which blocks the hormone (dht) that encourages growth of the prostate over time, the size of the prostate decreases. ...Read more
Hypertension: Switching from Cardura (doxazosin) immediate-release (ir) to Cardura (doxazosin) xl, therapy initiated with the lowest dose (4 mg once daily). Prior to starting therapy with Cardura (doxazosin) xl, the final evening dose of Cardura (doxazosin) should not be taken. Pde-5 inhibitor therapy should be initiated at lowest dose in patients taking Cardura (doxazosin) xl. ...Read more
See answer: There are two prototype drugs for "prostate enlargement", Alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. This term usually refers to lower urinary tract symptoms assumed to be prostate enlargement though there is poor correlation of prostate size and symptoms. The 5ar drugs like Dutasteride physically shrink the prostate and reduce risk of BPH complications where Alpha blockers may aid flow. ...Read more