Has anyone tried Naftopidil?

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This is from an older article dated 2012:

The alpha1D-selective blocker, naftopidil may possess superior property of preserving sexual function (especially for ejaculation), compared with the alpha1A-selective blocker, silodosin.[29]

Has anybody had any experiences with it or any other drugs that they like to treat BPH?

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    I did a look up on it and there are not many side effects. I wonder why you do not here much on it. I will be seeing my urologist on the 7th I will ask him about it.

    Thanks Johnny

    Ken

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    I did a look up on it and there are not many side effects. I wonder why you do not here much on it. I will be seeing my urologist on the 7th I will ask him about it.

    Thanks Johnny

    Ken

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    If it never got anywhere after 6 or 7 years we can forget about it.

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    Johnny

    Did some more digging. You can't get it in the US. I guess it is available only in China & Japan. That is were the trail is being done. Can't find it in the US

    Ken

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    I used it for couple of years before I switched to tamsulosin. The main reason I switched was the cost and I don't have any side effects from tamsulosin anyway ( no retro from either one of them). As far as BPH, it was as good as tamsulosin for me.

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      I live in Japan, and this is why it was offered to me as first choice. After 2 years on it, company discontinued pills I was on and offered the same medication with 2x or 3x dosage ( don't remember exactly). At that point I asked to switch to tamsulosin. I also discovered that it was cheaper , and since I did not have any problems with side effects ( apart from low BP), I stayed on tamsulosin.

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      Hi Nick, did you find naftopidil had any side effects including any sexual side effects? Apparently tamsulosin has lots of side effects for some people. You say you tolerate it very well.

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