What is the best drug for BPH symptoms with the least side effects.

Posted , 10 users are following.

I've tried a few medications for BPH. I'm on alfuzosin now though it doesn't seem very effective. Other drugs I've tried or being recommended are:

tamsulosin i didn't like RE Side effects.

Calais I cannot afford it is very expensive

Dutasteride vs. finasteride haven't taken due to Side effects.

Has anyone a drug or a way to treat BPH effectively without side effects?

I've only had a cystoscopy, though haven't had any other diagnostic procedures like an ultrasound to determine what exactly is going on.

0 likes, 8 replies

Report / Delete

8 Replies

  • Posted

    None. They either have side effects or are not effective or both.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hey Johnny

    Calais is the only one that I know off that may help. It really depends on what is your problem. It will relax the bladder and the prostate.

    Have you tried getting them from Canada. A few years ago I use to get 140 Viagra for $147. They carry the Calais and you only need 20 mg pill. Would be cheaper.

    You may want to try something like I take for my external sphincter. Vasicare 10 mg. It is a muscle relaxer for the sphincter and it also help with the bladder. It may be worth a try. I have had no side effect with it.

    Good luck in you search..........Ken

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I believe the Cialis for BPH is called daily Cialis, and is a much smaller dose than Ken mentioned: 5 mg? Also, there have been some news items about possible generics or going OTC, either of which would lower the price. Not sure where that stands right now.

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hey Rich

      Did a fast search. They found out in 2011 that is was good for BPH. If you take 5 mg daily it helps relax the prostate and the bladder muscle.

      It worth a try...Ken

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I quit taking Tamsulosin due to upcoming cataract surgery and other side effects like completely plug nose. I had been taking Tamsuloisin in the morning and Cialis 5mg at night. The doctor suggested I up the Cialis to 10mg so I found a legitimate Canadian Pharmacy and got 88 20mg generic Cialis for about $40. I split the pills and take one in the morning only. Actually my BPH symptoms have improved and I escape the horrible side effects of Tamsulosin. I haven't told my internist that I stopped Tamsulosin but I go see a urologest next Friday so I will see what he has to say. A side note; Tamsulosin contributes to ED so with the increased Cialis and stopping Tamsulosin my ED has gone away.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    If you can manage it, self cathing is the best "way to treat BPH effectively without side effects". If your symptoms are mild, Urolift is the best procedure.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I have been on Tamsulosin but after 5 weeks gave me muscle problems in the legs and started to have difficulty walking. Stopped those and even after 3 months the hamstring in left leg is still complaining and I do wonder if it is permanent! The Dr has given me Finasteride and wonder if you know of any similar complications (I am sensitive to Stains and can't take those). Thanks.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Alfazusin is possibly better option provided one does not already have BP on the lower side. This medicine can further lower it. As Urologist told me that all BPH medications can further lower it. i wonder if Calais does not do so.

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up