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Flomax vs. Rapaflo for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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Flomax

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/ 8,627 posts
Other Names: Tamsulosin

Rapaflo

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/ 476 posts
Other Names: Silodosin
Rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 8,627 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Based on 476 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
Silodosin (trade names Rapaflo, Silodyx, Rapilif) is a medication for the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It acts as an 1-adrenoceptor Receptor antagonist with high uroselectivity (selectivity for the prostate)... Read more on Wikipedia
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or dizziness I incurred with Flomax. Rapaflo also...
...taking Rapaflo in place of ...the lightheadness or dizziness I incurred with Flomax. Rapaflo also causes dizziness and I intend to use it every other day only. Rapaflo does help me with getting ...
Flomax ( one pill) and did not like the side effects. I...
...I once tried Flomax ( one pill) and did not like the side effects. I already tried one Rapaflo and there are no side effects. What is the...
that after radiation. I tried Flomax, which didn't help all...
...like that after radiation. I tried Flomax, which didn't help all that much. Then I switched to Rapaflo, which gave me complete relief immediately. Eventually all symptoms...
am currently taking Flomax and had some side effects so the...
...currently taking Flomax and had some side effects so the Dr switched me to Rapaflo. I do...
I switched from Flomax to Rapaflo and all my...
...from Flomax to Rapaflo and all my urinary issues disappeared immediately. There ...doctor know. I took Aleve with the Rapaflo for about 2 weeks after my SBRT, but to relieve inflammation rath...
using Flomax but it was not working that great. My doctor...
Was using Flomax but it was not working that great. My doctor put me on Rapaflo and within days I urinated better. It feels like the flow is better. A...
successful in relieving my problem with urinary retention....
...neck obstruction. However, Rapaflo causes a lack of ejaculation for me, and also reduces my libido significantly; ...Tamsulosin (Flomax); however, Flomax was not successful in relieving my probl...
switched to Rapaflo it went away right away, where Flomax...
...weak flow, but when I was switched to Rapaflo it went away right away, where Flomax was of no help. I now only need to take it about once a week. I also have the urinary frequency, but I *think*...
Rapaflo. It is similar to Flomax. No side effects so...
I am taking Rapaflo. It is similar to Flomax. No side effects so far an is easy to take a 1 a day with a meal.. Can't say it has been a miracle cure yet, but I will give it 2 weeks like the...
breaking loose. I switched from Flomax to Rapaflo and got...
...had some bleeding too. Also a ...breaking loose. I switched from Flomax to Rapaflo and got immediate improvement. -...
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