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What is the best medication for hbp and ED for a 73 year old with slightly enlarged ptostate?I am corrently on aldomet (methyldopate) 250gm twice daily
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Many options
Other option is to use doxazosin (Cardura) or Hytrin (terazosin) that are good for both HTN and enlarged prostate.
Remember that hypertension requires three, four or more different medicines (once, twice, three or four times a day) to achieve good control over several months. So it is very likely to add others like acei, arbs. , betas or ca blockers.Aldomet (methyldopate) is currently not commonly used in the US.

In brief: Many options
Other option is to use doxazosin (Cardura) or Hytrin (terazosin) that are good for both HTN and enlarged prostate.
Remember that hypertension requires three, four or more different medicines (once, twice, three or four times a day) to achieve good control over several months. So it is very likely to add others like acei, arbs. , betas or ca blockers.Aldomet (methyldopate) is currently not commonly used in the US.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: An ACE or ARB class
Aldomet (methyldopate) would be likely to cause ed.
Methyldopa was a good drug 30 years ago but is seldom used today because of side effects. I would consider using Lisinopril + hctz or losartan + hctz and add tamsulosin for the bph.

In brief: An ACE or ARB class
Aldomet (methyldopate) would be likely to cause ed.
Methyldopa was a good drug 30 years ago but is seldom used today because of side effects. I would consider using Lisinopril + hctz or losartan + hctz and add tamsulosin for the bph.
Dr. Robert Greer
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