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Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy (technically a misnomer), '''benign enlargem...
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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)...
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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) ...
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Retrograde Ejaculation
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Dizzy
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Burning
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Tiredness
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Urinary Retention
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Discomfort
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Spasms
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Bladder Spasms
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Weakness
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Kidney Stones
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Impotence
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Low Blood Pressure
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Urinary Retention
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Tiredness
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Weakness
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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)...
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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) ...
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and my Health Insurance is changing it to Tamsulosin...
" ... changing to? I am taking now Rapaflo 8mg a day after breakfast and my Health Insurance is changing it to Tamsulosin 0.4mg because it is much cheaper? or what? My previous... "

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and my Health Insurance is changing it to Tamsulosin...
" ...Added 30 Mar 2012: I am taking now Rapaflo 8mg a day after breakfast and my Health Insurance is changing it to Tamsulosin 0.4mg because it is much cheaper? or what? My previous... "

had retrograde ejaculation with Rapaflo. Absolutely love...
" ...I was on Rapaflo for enlarged prostrate for ...switched me to 0.4MG Tamsulosin twice a day. I ...my bladder and had retrograde ejaculation with Rapaflo. Absolutely lov... "

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advised me to stop taking Tamsulosin and try Rapaflo...
" Urologist advised me to stop taking Tamsulosin and try Rapaflo as I have problems holding my urine when ever ...with water. I have been taking Tamsulosin at bed time and as... "

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switched to rapaflo and has no side effects and it helped...
" ...be on flomax and would often get dizzy, he was switched to rapaflo and has no side effects ...think that may be Tamsulosi... "

(Flomax). I was up 8-10 times a night. Rapaflo works. I am...
" ...6-9 months, plus I could never fully empty with Tamsulosin (Flomax). I was up 8-10 times a night. Rapaflo works. I am normal again. I was hyper for... "

It may be a matter of dosage. Having almost no sides...
" ...tamsulosin can enhance the PDE5i effects without lowering blood pressure or sides in other districts. Though I've had smaller improvements with these ones then regular alphablockers, It may be a... "

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a struggle. Takes 15-20 to void. Tamsulosin seem to work...
" ...to urinary functions. I have to pee every 2 hours and nights are a struggle. Takes 15-20 to void. Tamsulosin seem to work during the day but not at night. I will see about trying the Rapaflo and... "

causes a lack of ejaculation for me, and also reduces...
" ...not scan Rapaflo is helping ...However, Rapaflo causes a lack of ejaculation for me, and also reduces my libido significantly; further, the sensation of orgasm is decreased with Rapaflo. I... "

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and rectal fistulae I almost feel lucky to have dysur...
" ...Rapaflo cleared up the dysuria immediately? I have a chance to get a prescription tomorrow but just wanted to know your exact experience. When IMRT results in urethral and rectal fistulae I almos... "

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