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  • Proscar Uses
    Proscar uses generally include the treatment of enlarged prostate. This section of the eMedTV library explains how Proscar works and discusses possible off-label uses of the medicine, such as treatment of excess facial hair in women.
  • Proscar Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV page lists several Proscar warnings and precautions: for example, your doctor should rule out prostate cancer before starting treatment with Proscar. This page also discusses who should not take Proscar and side effects to look out for.
  • Prostatis
    This page from the eMedTV library offers a brief overview of prostatitis, an inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. This page also discusses possible symptoms and treatment options. Prostatis is a common misspelling of prostatitis.
  • Prostatitis
    An inflammation or infection of the prostate gland is known as prostatitis. This article from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this condition, explaining what causes it, how it is treated, and more.
  • Prostatitis Causes
    This page on the eMedTV Web site explains how the causes of prostatitis can include bacterial infection, but in many cases, the exact cause is unknown. This article also describes how the different types of prostatitis are treated.
  • Prostatitis Information
    This article from the eMedTV site contains information on prostatitis, a common condition that often causes symptoms like painful urination. Treatment options and other symptoms are also discussed, and a link to more details is included.
  • Prostatitis Symptoms
    Painful urination, sexual problems, low back pain, or chills and high fever are common prostatitis symptoms. This eMedTV article discusses the most common signs and symptoms of this condition, and also explains how the symptoms will vary.
  • Prostatitis Treatment
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, treatment for prostatitis can include antibiotics or, in some cases, other medications, such as alpha-blockers. This article presents information on the various forms of treatment for the four types of prostatitis.
  • Prostatitus
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, prostatitis is a type of inflammation or infection that affects the prostate gland. This page also describes possible symptoms and treatment options. Prostatitus is a common misspelling of prostatitis.
  • Prostitis
    As a type of infection, prostatitis affects the prostate gland and can cause burning or painful urination. This eMedTV page further discusses prostatitis, including possible causes and treatment options. Prostitis is a common misspelling of prostatitis.
  • Prostititis
    This eMedTV page explores prostatitis, a type of infection or inflammation that affects the prostate gland. This page also lists possible symptoms and offers a link to more detailed information. Prostititis is a common misspelling of prostatitis.
  • Prostititus
    As this eMedTV page explains, prostatitis is a type of infection of the prostate gland. This page covers possible symptoms and treatment options. A link to more detailed information is also provided. Prostititus is a common misspelling of prostatitis.
  • Prostrate Enlargement
    This eMedTV resource takes a brief look at prostate enlargement (often called benign prostatic hyperplasia). Symptoms and treatment options are also described. Prostrate enlargement is a common misspelling and variation of enlarged prostate.
  • Rapaflo
    Rapaflo is a prescription medicine approved for relieving the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes how the drug works, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
  • Rapaflo Alternatives
    For those who do not respond well to Rapaflo (silodosin), alternatives to the medication are available. As this eMedTV article explains, Rapaflo alternatives for treating an enlarged prostate may include other drugs, "watchful waiting," and surgery.
  • Rapaflo and Breastfeeding
    At this time, it is not known whether Rapaflo (silodosin) passes through breast milk. As this eMedTV segment explains, no studies have been conducted on Rapaflo and breastfeeding, since the medication is not meant to be used by women.
  • Rapaflo and Pregnancy
    Rapaflo (silodosin) is not approved for pregnant women. As this eMedTV page explains, in studies on Rapaflo and pregnancy, no problems occurred when the drug was given to pregnant animals. However, this drug is not approved for any use in women.
  • Rapaflo Dosage
    There is only one standard Rapaflo dosage, regardless of your age or weight. As this eMedTV Web page explains, the recommended starting dose is 8 mg once daily with a meal. In men with moderate kidney problems, a lower dosage may be recommended.
  • Rapaflo Interactions
    If imatinib, quinidine, or certain other drugs are taken with Rapaflo, interactions may occur. This eMedTV page lists other medicines that may interfere with Rapaflo and describes the potential risks associated with these interactions.
  • Rapaflo Medication Information
    This eMedTV Web page provides some information on Rapaflo, a prescription medication used to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This page talks about how to use the medicine and explains what to discuss with the doctor prescribing it.
  • Rapaflo Overdose
    An overdose of Rapaflo (silodosin) is likely to cause any of the usual side effects of the drug. As this eMedTV page explains, an overdose of this drug is also likely to cause low blood pressure, which can be very dangerous and may affect the heart rate.
  • Rapaflo Side Effects
    Common Rapaflo side effects include nasal congestion, dizziness, and retrograde ejaculation. This page from the eMedTV library lists other possible side effects of the medication and explains which problems may require immediate medical attention.
  • Rapaflo Uses
    As this eMedTV article explains, Rapaflo is used for treating the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). This resource explains how Rapaflo works, explores possible off-label uses, and discusses the use of this drug in children.
  • Rapaflo Warnings and Precautions
    You should not take Rapaflo if you have severe liver or kidney disease. This eMedTV article offers more information on who should not use Rapaflo. Warnings and precautions on what side effects may occur with the drug are also listed on this page.
  • Rapaflow
    Rapaflo is a medication often prescribed to treat the signs and symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This eMedTV segment explains how Rapaflo works and offers general dosing guidelines for the drug. Rapaflow is a common misspelling of Rapaflo.
  • Rapidflo
    Rapaflo is a prescription medicine commonly used for treating symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This eMedTV resource explains how Rapaflo works, describes its effects, and lists some potential side effects. Rapidflo is a common misspelling of Rapaflo.
  • Relax!
    It's important to try to minimize stress levels, as nervousness can cause more frequent urination. Also, research has shown an increased risk of enlarged prostate in men who have zinc deficiencies. Because stress can lower zinc levels, it's important to try to relax and avoid depleting your levels of zinc. Find relaxing things you enjoy, such as fishing or hiking. Not only will it be fun, but it also will keep you relaxed and help minimize symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
  • Saw Palmeto
    Saw palmetto is an herbal supplement most commonly used for treating an enlarged prostate. This eMedTV segment briefly describes this product and provides a link to more detailed information. Saw palmeto is a common misspelling of saw palmetto.
  • Saw Palmetto
    Often used for treating prostate problems, saw palmetto is a type of herbal supplement. This eMedTV page explains what else saw palmetto may be used for, discusses the effectiveness of the supplement, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
  • Saw Palmetto and Breastfeeding
    The full risks of using saw palmetto in breastfeeding women (or women in general) are currently unknown. This eMedTV page contains more information on saw palmetto and breastfeeding, and explains why the supplement is not recommended for women.
  • Saw Palmetto and Pregnancy
    Since saw palmetto has effects on different hormones, it may not be safe for pregnant women. This eMedTV resource offers more information on saw palmetto and pregnancy, and describes the effects that the supplement may have on a developing fetus.
  • Saw Palmetto Dosage
    Unlike medications, there are no standard dosing guidelines for herbal supplements like saw palmetto. As this eMedTV page explains, clinical studies show that 160 mg twice daily or 320 mg once daily appears to be a safe saw palmetto dosage for BPH.
  • Saw Palmetto Drug Interactions
    Warfarin, aspirin, and clopidogrel are some of the medicines that may interact with saw palmetto. This eMedTV segment lists other medicines that may cause saw palmetto drug interactions and explains what may happen when an interaction occurs.
  • Saw Palmetto Extract
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV Web library, saw palmetto extract is often used to treat an enlarged prostate. This article provides more information on why people take saw palmetto and whether the supplement is effective.
  • Saw Palmetto Overdose
    Researchers are currently unsure of what to expect from a saw palmetto overdose. As this eMedTV Web page explains, since saw palmetto may increase the risk of bleeding, it is possible that an overdose of the supplement could lead to bleeding.
  • Saw Palmetto Safety
    Saw palmetto may increase the risk of bleeding. As this eMedTV page explains, there is a lot of information to be aware of before taking this herbal supplement. Some of the more important saw palmetto safety precautions and tips are also included.
  • Saw Palmetto Side Effects Review
    Potential saw palmetto side effects include headaches, gas, and impotence. As this eMedTV resource explains, while side effects are usually not serious, some may require medical attention, such as any unexplained bleeding or bruising.
  • Sawpalmetto
    Saw palmetto is an herb that is often used in supplements for treating enlarged prostate symptoms. This eMedTV article covers saw palmetto uses in more detail and lists side effects that may occur. Sawpalmetto is a common misspelling of saw palmetto.
  • Some BPH Drugs and ED Drugs Don't Mix
    Hopefully, your doctor or pharmacist will catch this potentially dangerous interaction, but just in case they don't: Mixing Viagra-type drugs, including Viagra, Staxyn, Cialis, and Levitra, with alpha blockers like terazosin, doxazosin, tamsulosin, and alfuzosin can cause potentially low blood pressure and fainting. They should be used together with caution.
  • Stay Away From Sinus and Cold Medications
    If you have an enlarged prostate and catch a cold, you may want to pass on those over-the-counter (OTC) cold and sinus medications. Why? Well, taking products that contain antihistamines and decongestants can make your BPH symptoms worse. Antihistamines can actually prevent the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck from relaxing enough to allow urine to flow properly. Decongestants can also tighten the muscles around the bladder, which can make it difficult to empty the bladder. Taking a product that has both an antihistamine and a decongestant can be a double whammy -- potentially making urination impossible!
  • Talking With Your Doctor
    In some ways, it's actually easier to bring up the subject of sexual problems if you already have BPH. Your doctor might even bring up the subject for you. Either way, don't leave the doctor's office with your sexual concerns unspoken. Take a deep breath and go for it. Another tip? Don't wait until your appointment is almost finished. Bring it up right away so your doctor will have plenty of time to address the issue and so you'll be more relaxed for the remainder of your visit.
  • The Male Reproductive System
    Learn about the male reproductive system in this video from eMedTV.
  • Uroxatral
    Uroxatral is a medication commonly prescribed to treat an enlarged prostate. This eMedTV Web article provides a complete overview of Uroxatral, including information on how the medication works, potential side effects, dosing tips, and precautions.
  • Uroxatral Alternatives
    Some of the alternatives to Uroxatral include other medicines, watchful waiting, and surgery. This eMedTV segment describes each alternative in more detail and explains when it may be time to consider one of these Uroxatral alternatives.
  • Uroxatral and Breastfeeding
    It is not known if it is safe for women to use Uroxatral (alfuzosin hydrochloride) while breastfeeding. This eMedTV page explains, however, that Uroxatral is not intended for use in women, and no research has been done on Uroxatral and breastfeeding.
  • Uroxatral and Impotence
    Up to 2 percent of men taking Uroxatral (alfuzosin hydrochloride) may experience impotence. This eMedTV Web segment further discusses the studies that have been done on Uroxatral and impotence, and explains what your doctor may recommend for treatment.
  • Uroxatral and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page explains, Uroxatral (alfuzosin hydrochloride) probably won't cause any problems during pregnancy, but it is not approved for any use in women. This article also discusses what to do if you are using Uroxatral and pregnancy occurs.
  • Uroxatral Dosage
    The standard Uroxatral dosage for treating an enlarged prostate is 10 mg once a day. This selection from the eMedTV Web library further discusses Uroxatral dosing guidelines and offers tips and precautions for taking the medication.
  • Uroxatral Drug Information
    Are you looking for information about Uroxatral? This eMedTV selection takes a quick look at this enlarged prostate drug, with information on the symptoms it can treat, how often it is taken, and more. A link to more details on Uroxatral is also included.
  • Uroxatral Interactions
    Medicines that can negatively interact with Uroxatral include nitrates, quinidine, and certain antibiotics. This eMedTV page includes a more complete list of medications causing Uroxatral drug interactions, including the effects of these interactions.
  • Uroxatral Overdose
    Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you have overdosed on Uroxatral (alfuzosin hydrochloride). This eMedTV article covers the possible effects of a Uroxatral overdose (such as dangerously low blood pressure) and describes treatment options.
  • Uroxatral Side Effects
    Some of the most common side effects of Uroxatral include fatigue, headaches, and dizziness. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at several possible Uroxatral side effects, including those that are potentially serious and require medical care.
  • Uroxatral Uses
    As this eMedTV page explains, Uroxatral uses generally include the treatment of an enlarged prostate (BPH). This page discusses how Uroxatral works and describes possible off-label uses of the medicine, such as treating urinary retention in women.
  • Uroxatral Warnings and Precautions
    You may not be able to safely take Uroxatral if you have certain medical conditions. This eMedTV Web page lists several Uroxatral warnings and precautions to be aware of before starting treatment with Uroxatral, including what to tell your doctor.
  • Uroxatrol
    Uroxatral is a medicine prescribed for the treatment of an enlarged prostate (BPH). This eMedTV page takes a brief look at Uroxatral, including how it works, possible side effects, and general dosing tips. Uroxatrol is a common misspelling of Uroxatral.
  • Uroxitral
    As this eMedTV article explains, Uroxatral is a prescription drug approved to treat an enlarged prostate (BPH). This page also covers side effects and some general precautions with the medication. Uroxitral is a common misspelling of Uroxatral.
  • Uses of Saw Palmetto
    As this eMedTV page explains, saw palmetto is primarily used for treating symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This article lists other uses of this supplement, which may include the treatment of prostate cancer, acne, and hair loss, among others.
  • Was It the Surgery?
    Some of the surgical treatments for BPH can sometimes result in ED, although not all studies show this to be true. Some studies suggest that surgical BPH treatments might actually improve sexual function. In addition, ejaculation problems (such as retrograde ejaculation, also known as a "dry orgasm") are very common after BPH surgery. Considering surgery but worried about the possibility of sexual problems? Talk to your doctor about the specific risks for your situation and the type of surgery your doctor is recommending.
  • Watch Caffeine and Alcohol Consumption
    Wondering about other things you may want to avoid with an enlarged prostate? Add caffeine and alcohol to the list. To be more specific, try to avoid alcohol and caffeine after dinner, as they can cause your body to get rid of water and make you urinate more often. In general, try to avoid drinking any liquid beverages within two hours of bedtime to help avoid those nighttime bathroom trips.
  • What Is BPH?
    Learn about BPH and its symptoms in this video from eMedTV.
  • What Is Cardura Used For?
    What is Cardura used for? This eMedTV resource discusses how the drug works to lower high blood pressure and to quickly relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This page also discusses some off-label uses and whether it is given to children.
  • What Is Flomax Used For?
    What is Flomax used for? As this eMedTV segment explains, Flomax is used to relax the muscles of the prostate and the bladder in order to relieve symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. This page also highlights some off-label Flomax uses.
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