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Flomax vs. Proscar for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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Flomax

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/ 8,752 posts
Other Names: Tamsulosin

Proscar

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/ 34,843 posts
Other Names: Propecia   Finasteride   Procecia
Rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 8,752 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 0.5 out of 5
Based on 34,843 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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Had very stuffy and dry nose leading a small nose bleed...
...doc put me on Flomax. I took it only 3 days. Had very stuffy and dry nose leading a small nose bleed. Also sinus congestion and ...Proscar. So far no bad side effects from Proscar. From research...
a headache when taking it the first time along with Flom...
...I had a headache when taking it the first 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...
supplement resulted no noticable difference in my symptoms....
...Proscar and Flomax and using the supplement resulted no noticable difference in my symptoms. The breast ...back on Proscar prior to my surgery. I really didn't notice any side effects then. Tha...
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...
Still have to take Flomax though. Side effects have...
...150 g. I was put on Proscar about 1.5 years ago and it seems to have worked okay. ...have to take Flomax though. Side effects have been minimal to none. I'm wondering if Avodart would b...
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...
way back. He had been on Flomax, which didn't do the job...
...had been on Flomax, which ...problems). Afterwards they gave him Proscar, which helped ...sooner whether he wouldn't have needed surgery. My husband likes the Proscar because it helps his t...
which my Doctor gave me Flomax. I then went to a urologist....
...it. I only have BPH for which my Doctor gave me Flomax. I then went to ...have shown that being on Avodart or Proscar can dramatically reduce the probability of getting prostate cancer. I have b...
Flomax..The first nite,after stopping, no problems, but...
...have cataract surgery and the surgeon said to stop taking Flomax..The first nite,after stopping, no problems, but I have had ...nasal stuffiness seems better...Been on \"Proscar\" for over a...
to avodart and flomax and things got better but not back...
...on proscar which took months but then finally helped, lot of symptoms went away but then i did my first cycle and things got much worse than before. laid off for about a year and doc changed me ov...
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