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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?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: BPH

There is no data on efficacy of saw palmetto or any other herbal medications for prostate hypertrophy.
I would not recommend any medication without any data in this era of evidence-based medicine.

In brief: BPH

There is no data on efficacy of saw palmetto or any other herbal medications for prostate hypertrophy.
I would not recommend any medication without any data in this era of evidence-based medicine.
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
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Dr. Jared Adams
General Practice

In brief: Medical opinion

In the absence of solid evidence there are a variety of opinions.
Feel free to try all three at different times and see what works best for you! you're the only one who can decide which one works best, balancing side effects and symptom relief, since everyone responds differently.

In brief: Medical opinion

In the absence of solid evidence there are a variety of opinions.
Feel free to try all three at different times and see what works best for you! you're the only one who can decide which one works best, balancing side effects and symptom relief, since everyone responds differently.
Dr. Jared Adams
Dr. Jared Adams
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Dr. Eldridge Burns
Family Medicine

In brief: Effects vary

Everyone is not the same, so one medication may work better for you than the rest.
There are really two main types of medications to help with the prostate - one opens the urination channel more and the others primarily help actually shrink the prostate itself (helping flow). All men will have prostate (plumbing-type)troubles if we live long enough.

In brief: Effects vary

Everyone is not the same, so one medication may work better for you than the rest.
There are really two main types of medications to help with the prostate - one opens the urination channel more and the others primarily help actually shrink the prostate itself (helping flow). All men will have prostate (plumbing-type)troubles if we live long enough.
Dr. Eldridge Burns
Dr. Eldridge Burns
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