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Flomax vs. Rapaflo for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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Flomax

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Other Names: Tamsulosin

Rapaflo

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/ 446 posts
Other Names: Silodosin
Rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 9,351 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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when I switched from Flomax to Rapaflo. My Uro gave...
...rather than pain, but we all perceive these things differently. I found Aleve helped. There was a huge improvement when I switched from Flomax to Rapaflo. My Uro gave me free...
flomax kicked my butt so I switched to Rapaflo 8mg and...
...is! Generic flomax kicked my butt so I switched to Rapaflo 8mg and...
I switched from Flomax to Rapaflo and all my...
...I switched from Flomax to Rapaflo and all my urinary ...let your doctor know. I took Aleve with the Rapaflo for about 2 weeks after my SBRT, but to relieve inflammation rather than for headac...
has changed him from Flomax to Rapaflo and that seems...
...gets up every hour on the hour during the night to pee. Doctor has changed him from Flomax to Rapaflo and that seems to be helping. Also his advice to stay away from...
went 8 for 8 with full retro. Switched back to 1 flomax...
...higher dose of flomax, I had full ...1st time after rapaflo, was more or less normal. after that, During the 2 weeks I've taken it, went 8 for 8 with full retro. Switched back to 1 flomax and...
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* it...
which didn't help all that much. Then I switched to Rapaflo...
...late term urinary SEs 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...
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. -...
on Flomax and switched to Rapaflo. Much better..less nasal...
Was on Flomax and switched to Rapaflo. Much better..less nasal issues, less lightheadedness. I like that I...
and had some side effects so the Dr switched me to Rapaflo...
...currently taking Flomax and had some side effects so the Dr switched me to Rapaflo. I do...
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