By: Joe Graedon June 26, 2017 5 Comments
    Dutasteride (Avodart) Sexual Side Effects Can Be…

    Avodart was approved by the FDA in 2001 to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland. Dutasteride (the generic name) inhibits an enzyme called 5 alpha reductase (5AR). This reduces the conversion o…

    By: Joe Graedon March 30, 2017 8 Comments
    Are Men Taking Prostate Drugs More Likely to Be …

    Medications to shrink an enlarged prostate may contribute to depression. Doctors have not previously recognized this possible side effect for men taking prostate drugs. What Do Prostate Drugs Do? Drug…

    By: Joe Graedon March 30, 2017 7 Comments
    Prostate Drug Had Lasting Effects on Sex Life

    People don't always ask about potential side effects when they accept a prescription from the physician. They should, of course. Most men would probably want to know if the medicine they take for thei…

    By: Joe Graedon March 16, 2017 9 Comments
    Will Drugs for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)…

    Millions of men are discovering that an enlarged prostate gland is negatively affecting the quality of their lives. But two popular prescription drugs designed to treat benign prostate hyperplasia (BP…

    By: Joe Graedon March 6, 2017 7 Comments
    Is It Safe to Take Off Label Drugs for Unapprove…

    Are you taking a medication off label? By that we mean, has your physician prescribed a drug for an unapproved indication? Off label drugs are prescribed far more often than most patients realize. One…

    By: Joe Graedon September 26, 2016 1 Comments
    Sex Problems Result from Tamsulosin for Urinatio…

    When the prostate gland gets big, it can make it harder to urinate. Men with benign prostate hypertrophy¬†(BPH) often complain that they have to get up three or four times a night to pee. Medications …

    By: Joe Graedon June 9, 2016 12 Comments
    Side Effects, Interactions and Problems with Pro…

    A lot of men who never contemplated problems peeing are now taking drugs to help them urinate: tamsulosin (Flomax, Jalyn), alfuzosin (Uroxatral), silodosin (Rapaflo), doxazosin (Cardura) and terazosin…

    By: Terry Graedon October 24, 2011 4 Comments
    Drug Offers Relief for Enlarged Prostate

    Q. I have heard that the FDA has approved a new drug to treat symptoms of prostate enlargement. The trouble is that I didn't catch the name. If it is less likely to cause sexual difficulties than fina…