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Rapaflo Vs Flomax
Here are some ...: Rapaflo (silodosin) and Flomax (tamsulosin) are the same class of drugs - selective alpha-blocker, which can relax the smooth muscles around the bladder neck and prostate urethra so to quickly improve urine flow to a degree. Rapaflo is newer than Flomax and the profiles of effectivenss and side effects are similar although the newer one always tends to claim being better and less. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 'may' have a quicker onset of action and a better side effect profile than flomax. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I am currently taking Tamsulosin. i have a small container of Rapaflo to try ( 7 capsules) Can I safely stop taking Tamsulosin and try the Rapaflo?
Yes: Rapaflo is more selective to the alpha 1a receptors in the prostate and base of the bladder than tamsulosin. Both of these drugs are used to lessen baseline muscle tone within the prostate and bladder base to allow for a reduction in obstructive symptoms. It is safe to stop the tamsulosin and then take the Rapaflo to see if it helps to relieve symptoms more effectively. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
May i take 1 rapaflo 8mg capsule and 2 tamsulosin 4mg capsule daily without real health concerns? That dosage seems to work well for my bph.
Drug used in urology: Tamsulosin, also known under the name flomax, 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›