Viagra and BPH

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Does Viagra help with BPH symptoms? I am already on alpha blockers (Alfuzosin) as well as Avodart. I know Cialis can help but I was wondering if anyone has had experience with Viagra. Thank you.

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    Hello Howard,

    I take one 100mg Viagra every night when going to bed and this has helped stop the frequent urges I use to have; I'm in my 60's. I only get up once at night now and have been amazed how it's helped me during the day. I went down the daily Cialis road, 5mg for years, with little or zero results. I'm not sure why Viagra is not prescribed by doctors for BPH??? Hopefully this will help you as it has done for me. Of course, everyone is different but it's better to try something non-invasive before jumping into a surgery that may not work or make things worse.

    Good luck!

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    dude i would be careful.. Alfuzosin is a "Selective" Alpha Blocker.. It can have serious side effects with ED Meds.. It may result in an undesirable hypotensive effect. In another words serious drop in blood pressure.. Tell your Dr. to give you a " Non-Selective" Alpha blocker then those are safe to take with ED meds.. You can look it up for yourself on Wed MD Medicine interaction Section.. Good luck.

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    Why do you need all these meds ? Aren't you self cathing still ?

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    The big difference between Cialis (tadalafil) and Viagra (sildenafil) are their half lives. 17.5 hours vs 4.

    They both work the same way to relieve BPH symptoms via the same PDE-5 inhibitor mechanism, which I haven't the faintest idea as to what that is.

    I'm experimenting with 5 mg of tadalafil -- the recommended daily dose for BPH. At first I got a headache, so I reduced it to 2.5 mg for a couple of days and am starting back with 5 mg tomorrow to see if that happens again.

    I've also tried 12.5 mg of sildenafil, along with 10 mg of alfuzosin after dinner to good effect. I'm trying to improve my nocturia.

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    Yes, an erection does occur but this is always welcome for me... so, what's the problem with having an erection @ age 65 "IF" it helps with urinating the entire next day??? I tried the daily 5mg Cialis with no results. Of course, everyone is different and Viagra may not work for others as it has worked for me. Viagra should be considered a BPH med because the side effects are negligible.

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      Thanks - I confirm your experience too. I too get a good erection for a few hours like when I was 20 ( I am 70). That is good though my wife is not interested anymore. Mainly though it does help with my BPH and ability to pee. It also seems to have reduced my PSA number. Good luck.

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