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Medical Therapy (Drug Therapy) for Prostate Enlargement

  1. Prostate Center
  2. Prostate Enlargement (BPH)
  3. Medical (using Drugs) Therapy
Medical (using Drugs) Therapy

There are some medications used for the treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH).

Medications used for the treatment of BPH include alfa-receptor blockers, 5- alfa-reductase inhibitors and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors. These medications with different mechanisms of action can also be used as combination sometimes.

However, as with all medications, these drugs used for the medical therapy of prostate enlargement have some side effects.

These medications frequently cause complaints such as hypotension, fatigue and retrograde ejaculation. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that surgical intervention becomes necessary in the advanced stages in the majority of the patients who are taking medical treatment.