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Flomax vs. Proscar for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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Flomax

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/ 9,347 posts
Other Names: Tamsulosin

Proscar

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/ 34,495 posts
Other Names: Propecia   Finasteride   Procecia
Rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 9,347 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 0.5 out of 5
Based on 34,495 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Tamsulosin (International Nonproprietary Name) is an alpha-1a receptor-selective alpha blocker used in the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Tamsulosin was developed by Yamanouchi Pharmaceuticals (now part of Astellas Pharma) ... Read more on Wikipedia
Finasteride (marketed by Merck & Co|Merck under the trademark names Proscar and Propecia, among other generic drug) is a synthetic antiandrogen that inhibits 5-alpha reductase number Isoenzymes 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts test... Read more on Wikipedia
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heart beat. After stopping both I went back to the Prosc...
...Proscar \"shrink\" blood vessels? ...time along with Flomax which gave me a rapid heart beat. After stopping both I went back to the Proscar after a couple of weeks and the head...
10mg for a number of years and then my dr changed to Flomax...
...I have been on Hytrin 10mg for a number of years and then my dr changed to Flomax and Proscar for better results....to my surprise, my sex life took a bad turn.....no sex...
and he prescribed FLOMAX to help my smaller stones...
...than desirable and he prescribed FLOMAX to help my smaller ...to stop taking the FLOMAX and changed it to Uroxatral. In a few days ...been 3-weeks since I stopped the Proscar, and have begun ...
and he prescribed FLOMAX to help my smaller stones...
...than desirable and he prescribed FLOMAX to help my smaller ...to stop taking the FLOMAX and changed it to Uroxatral. In a few days ...been 3-weeks since I stopped the Proscar, and have begun ...
So far no bad side effects from Proscar. From research, I...
...Recently my doc put me on Flomax. I took it ...Reported this to doc who switched me to Proscar. So far no bad side effects from Proscar. From research, I think Flomax works faster than Proscar....
they gave him Proscar, which helped the problem a lot....
...back. He had been on Flomax, which didn't do the job (and can cause cognitive problems). Afterwards they gave him Proscar, which helped the problem a ...husband likes the Proscar because it he...
and Flomax and that did the trick! My PSA eventually...
...but it started at age 53 for me. I was put onto Proscar and Flomax and that did the trick! My PSA eventually went up and now I have prostate cancer and will get that out of me on...
and flomax caused me way more problems than ever PVP...
...there were niggling effects for 5 months but taking lousy proscar and flomax caused me way more problems than ever PVP did...
Flomax..The first nite,after stopping, no problems, but...
...stop taking Flomax..The first nite,after stopping, no problems, but ...seems better...Been on \"Proscar\" for over a year...Hopefully, I can stay \"off\" Flomax after the surgery...Insurance won...
it was the flomax that i had to stop as i got bad effects...
...a few years my gp put me on proscar for the waterworks anyway with flomax but it was the flomax that i had to stop as i got bad...
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