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Saw Palmetto Vs Tamsulosin
How long will it take to get saw palmetto into my system? I will be transitioning from flomax (tamsulosin). What is proper way to handle the transition time?
Flomax (tamsulosin): Saw palmetto and Flomax (tamsulosin) are two different drugs which affect the prostate in different ways. Saw palmetto is a herb that acts like Finasteride and supposedly reduces the size of the prostate. Studies have shown very little effect of saw palmetto on the prostate. Flomax (tamsulosin) does not affect the size of the prostate, relaxes the smooth muscle of the prostate and its capsule and allows for better flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am on .4mg flomax (tamsulosin) daily. What is the proper dosage for saw palmetto while stopping flomax (tamsulosin)? Do i stay on same dose after transition?
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.
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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
Stopped flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Am on 320mg 2x a day for a month of saw palmetto. If that doesn't help what brand of beta-sitosteron is best? How many mg/day?
Saw palmetto: Saw palmetto should work well. Try 500 mg if320 isnt helping. ...Read more
Was on .4mg flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Stopping flomax (tamsulosin) and have started .320mg/day of saw palmetto. Is there any best time of day to take the 1 dose?
Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. What is better saw palmetto or beta-sitosterol, and how many mg per day. What other ingredients should it have?
320 mg/day (s.p.): There is conflicting and contradictory research about the benefits of saw palmetto for prostate symptoms. Some research has shown that saw palmetto might modestly improve symptoms such as going to the bathroom at night in some men. But higher quality and more reliable research seems to indicate that saw palmetto has little or no benefit for reducing these symptoms. Any benefit is modest at best. ...Read more
As i wean off of flomax (tamsulosin) for bph, how long will it take to get saw palmetto into my system? Also should I do an increased dose on the beginning?
Saw palmetto: Saw palmetto also starts eorking after two or three days. An increase in dose is not necessary. ...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
28 and diagnosed with prostate enlargement, having urinary retention.Taking one table of tamsulosin once a day .Is ok if taking saw palmetto with it?
Tamsulosin makes my husband anxiuos, depressed and almsot paranoid. Can we stop for a few days and try saw palmetto during the stop period. Alternate?
Go see your/his doc: Any one with side effects to medication needs to inform prescribing physician and ask about alternatives whether dietary supplements, otc or prescription medications. Recent studies show no benefit from saw palmetto against enlarged prostate. Pygeum might be useful. But all this needs to be discussed w/his doctor. Perhaps other coincidental issues causing "side effects" need to be addressed. ...Read more
Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Is a mix of saw palmetto .320mg and bets-sitosterol 100mg, pumpkin seed, corn silk, pygeum a good mix for enlarged prostate?
See below: There is conflicting and contradictory research about the benefits of supplements for prostate symptoms. Saw palmetto most studied. Despite much anecdotal evidence suggesting benefit(s) from the supplements you mention, high quality and more reliable research seem to indicate that these supplements have little or no benefit for reducing bph-related symptoms. Very high placebo response. ...Read more
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