I can not use anyone of the three medications

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When The doctor prescribed for me either ; Omnic , or Cardura, or Xatral, for my enlarged prostate ,my blood pressure goes up and I get chest pain.

I got to know that the opposite should happen ( I am taking medication for my blood pressure)

Someone told me that I might be sensitive to a component that exist in all of them

Please advise me what to do , especially the doctor thinks that they should be helpful, thanks 

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    Which version are you taking?

    Cardura (doxazosin) is an alpha-adrenergic (AL-fa ad-ren-ER-jik) blockers. Doxazosin relaxes your veins and arteries so that blood can more easily pass through them. It also relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate.

    Cardura is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), or to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).

    Cardura XL, the extended-release form of this medicine, is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia and should not be used to treat hypertension.

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    Omnic contains tamsulosin, the generic version of the brand Flomax.  In my country, we only get tamsulosin.  It is my understanding that this Omnic is an alpha-blocker.  I take blood pressure medicine (valsartan hctz).  When I took tamsulosin, I had to reduce my blood pressure medicine as it dropped my blood pressure too low.  Cardura and Xatral are similar medicines (alpha blockers), I believe.  I have never used them.  My advice as a patient (not a doctor) is that you talk to your doctors (especially the one who prescribed the blood pressure medicine) and ask why the increased chest pressure and chest pain.  

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    My case is opposite to yours. My normal BP remains 120-130/60 even without medication in summers. I am a patient of Glaucoma also since last 2 yrs+ which is still not troublesome to me as my eye sight remains reasonable. However for BPH, I do consult Urologist  occasionally as I have to visit bathroom 3 to 4 times a night. As I learnt all the medicines for BPH can increase the eye pressure (IOP) and also bring my already low BP further down. Earlier (about 2yrs back) I tried Flomax with same results and I stopped it. Lastly I went to urologist a week back who prescribed Xatral LP 10 mg. Though I was apprehensive to use it but the Dr did want me to try it. Same thing happened after taking just a single tablet. Now the Doc advised me to reduce the dose to 5 mg which I have still not taken.

    Any views/guidance from others in view of my above experience.

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    A GP told me that I allergic to the material that compose the medicine and not the effective substance !
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      That is quite common. Ask your pharmacist to check the make up in other makers versions. Quite often they use different  fillers/binding agents. 
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    Urolift = Nightmare.

    DO NOT DO IT!!!

    My condition is WORSE than before the procedure. Now my new Urologist says I am faced with laser surgery to correct but i will have to self catherize DAILY for the REST of my life or scar tissue will reform.

    DO NOT DO IT !!!


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