Tolterodine treatment improves storage symptoms suggestive of overactive bladder in men treated with alpha-blockers
sup],, The statistically significant increase in the risk of NOF among the groups of alpha-blocker
users observed in previous studies may be explained by the current use and short-term follow-up.
A group of researchers from Korea investigated the efficacy and safety of desmopressin add-on therapy for men with persistent nocturia despite treatment with an alpha-blocker
for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).
In patients who need both alpha-blockers
and phosphodiesterase inhibitors, I think tamsulosin is the safest alpha-blocker
You can then stop the alpha-blocker
after the prostate has shrunk," Dr.
, frequently used to treat LUTS and benign prostatic hyperplasia, can increase the risk of falls in the elderly due to their class effect of orthostatic hypotension.
therapy had been initiated in 7 patients (10.
Older men who take the selective alpha-blocker
tamsulosin (Flomax) for benign prostate enlargement within 14 days of cataract surgery have a somewhat increased risk for eye complications, including lens loss, retinal detachment, and inflammation, according to a study in the May 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Our findings do not support this recommendation and should prompt reconsideration of use of an alpha-blocker
as the first drug of choice for these patients," he added.
It is recommended that patients are prepared (7-14 days) for surgery with an alpha-blocker
like phenoxybenzamine and a beta-blocker if tachycardia is present.
Conventional medical therapy for an enlarged prostate includes alpha-blocker
drugs such as Flomax to relax the smooth muscle in the prostate.
We know that alpha-blocker
drugs and Proscar can do the first, and it looks like a combination of the two can do the second," Wilt says.
The study demonstrated clear superiority of spironolactone in achieving carefully measured ambulatory and clinic-recorded BP targets vs a beta-blocker or an alpha-blocker
Its combination with an alpha-blocker
is effective in improving irritative symptoms, and for select patients with BOO and concomitant detrusor overactivity.
Many doctors prescribe a combination alpha-blocker
and 5-ARI for men with larger prostates (in 2010, the FDA approved Jalyn, a pill containing dutasteride and tamsulosin).