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Terazosin Tamsulosin

Terazosin Tamsulosin

Overview

Tamsulosin (Flomax) belongs to a class of drugs called alpha blockers. These drugs treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as prostate enlargement, in men.

The prostate wraps around a man’s urethra. The urethra is the tube that urine flows through to leave the bladder and exit the body. As the prostate grows, it squeezes down on the urethra, making it harder to urinate. Flomax relaxes muscles in the prostate and bladder to help urine flow more easily.

Flomax can help with BPH symptoms, but it’s not for everyone. Certain men might not be able to take this drug. Keep reading to learn more about alternative treatments for BPH, plus who is and is not a good candidate for Flomax.

Other alpha-blockers for BPH

Other alpha-blockers work in much the same way as Flomax. A generic form of Flomax, called doxazosin, may cost as little as $10 per month.

Hytrin, another generic drug, also works well. Both drugs are nonselective alpha-1 blockers, which means they can lower a person's blood pressure.

Selective alpha-blockers, such as Flomax, can also lower blood pressure but not quite as much as nonselective alpha-blockers.

Some alternative selective alpha-blockers to Flomax include:

  • Uroxatral (alfuzosin)
  • Rapaflo (silodosin)
  • non-branded tamsulosin

Why do ED and an enlarged prostate often appear simultaneously?

An enlarged prostate does not cause erectile dysfunction, yet the two conditions frequently occur at the same time. Experts are not certain why this happens, but they have a few theories. Both age and genetics may be factors, as well as the depression, anxiety, or interrupted sleep that accompany an enlarged prostate could make sexual problems more prominent. A new study from China showed that prostate volume increased along with body mass index and that body mass index increases were associated with worse prostate symptoms and worse sexual function.

Lifestyle Changes That Treat BPH

Along with taking medicines, making these changes to your daily routine can help relieve BPH symptoms:

Retrain your bladder. Go to the bathroom at set time intervals, such as every one or two hours. Gradually increase the amount of time between bathroom visits. Eventually your bladder will be able to hold more liquid, and you’ll feel less of an urgent need to go.

Empty your bladder, and then go again. This is called double voiding.

Limit alcohol and caffeine. They can worsen BPH symptoms by irritating your bladder and making your body produce more urine.

Drink small amounts of fluid throughout the day. Stop drinking an hour or two before bed, so you won’t have to get up in the middle of the night to go.

Eat nutritious foods and exercise every day to control your weight. Being overweight accelerates prostate growth.

Avoid antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and decongestants, which can cause urinary retention.

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