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Is Flomax Your Best Drug Choice For BPH?

By Leonard Z Sennish

Are you suffering from BPH yet are not interested in any invasive treatment options? Then you might want to know something about Flomax. It’s trusted drug treatment for the relief from the symptoms of BPH.

Flomax belongs to the group of alpha blocking drugs. By relaxing the muscles in the affected area around the prostate, they have been widely used to treat mild to moderate BPH. They act to relieve the symptoms of urgent urination without shrinking the prostate. That is left to so called enzyme inhibitors. And it works. Providing quick relief in as little as a day or two for some. Or within a week for most.

The incessant TV ads proclaim that Flomax has been widely used to treat BPH. Okay it has. But just how does this affect you?

What the ads fail to mention is that Flomax could cause some unpleasant side effects that diminish over time for most. These are dizziness, headache, fainting spells, sinus issues and low blood pressure. Everyone who takes this medication should consider these common side affects.

If you are experiencing low blood pressure you should likely not be taking Flomax.

A treatment combination of both alpha blockers and enzyme inhibitors would most likely be administered to those with extensive BPH. The degree of prostate enlargement often determines the strength and method of medication.

When it comes to identifying which drug is most cost effective Flomax may not be your best bet. Consider the generic alternative, Doxazosin. Drugs like these, though not as widely advertised, fall under the same category, are cheaper, and often are just as effective.

Flomax dominates the BPH market which has been growing fast due to the increasing number of BPH sufferers. In fact so much demand has been created that even those with only mild conditions have bought it. Yet too often other drugs which are just as effective in relieving the symptoms of prostate enlargement have been ignored. This impacts both national and personal health care costs.

Now that we know some of the dirty little secrets about Flomax, how do you decide what to do in your case?

For one you can cut back on beverages containing caffeine and try to avoid alcohol. Don’t drink too much in the evening as this makes you get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. If that doesn’t work well enough there is drug therapy. Discuss your options with your physician. Keeping in mind there are other drugs that provide the same relief yet do not deliver the same hit to your wallet.

Have recent PSA test results created a a sudden interest in learning more about treatments for prostate cancer? Worried about nagging enlarged prostate symptoms that disrupt your sleep and have you “going”more than usual? Then you need to visit ProblemProstate.com – the site for guys seeking answers to their questions.

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Sennish, Leonard Z. "Is Flomax Your Best Drug Choice For BPH?." Is Flomax Your Best Drug Choice For BPH?. 1 Jul. 2010. uberarticles.com. 4 Aug 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/health-and-fitness/is-flomax-your-best-drug-choice-for-bph/>.

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Sennish, L (2010, July 1). Is Flomax Your Best Drug Choice For BPH?. Retrieved August 4, 2014, from http://uberarticles.com/health-and-fitness/is-flomax-your-best-drug-choice-for-bph/

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