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What are successful treatments for enlarged prostate? Ones that really work.

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What are successful treatments for enlarged prostate? Ones that really work.
I take daily a Tamsulosin pill; 0.4 mg. Allows the prostate to relax so that urine may flow. Beware what they cost, though. They are about $2.25 each at my local Walgreens. I have them sent from a pharmacy in my hometown in rural Virginia, where they go for about thirty cents apiece. I asked my local pharmacy why the massive difference in price. I was told "that is the price at which our distributor gets them to us." I told them to find another distributor...
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I take daily a Tamsulosin pill; 0.4 mg. Allows the prostate to relax so that urine may flow. Beware what they cost, though. They are about $2.25 each at my local Walgreens. I have them sent from a pharmacy in my hometown in rural Virginia, where they go for about thirty cents apiece. I asked my local pharmacy why the massive difference in price. I was told "that is the price at which our distributor gets them to us." I told them to find another distributor...
I have been taking that, my VA doctor sends me a month supply for 8.00 my copay however I have two of the side affects which I do not care for, runny nose and also makes me dizzie I have found that AZO with goless works pretty good it is over the counter and there are some natural things that I am going to give a try also.

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I have been taking that, my VA doctor sends me a month supply for 8.00 my copay however I have two of the side affects which I do not care for, runny nose and also makes me dizzie I have found that AZO with goless works pretty good it is over the counter and there are some natural things that I am going to give a try also.

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I've been on terazosin from my dr prescription for a while. my recent CT showed prostrate swollen but OK other than that

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Terazosin and avodart are part of my daily dosage of pills. Terazosin has the added benefit of lowering blood pressure. However, like an old muscle car cannot pass a gas station this old body cannot pass a bathroom. No trouble starting to make water just have to do it more often. Old age Bah Humbug.
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I take a Tamsulosin pill; 0.4 mg daily as well, have for about 6 yrs or more. It works well for me but one of the side effects I am dealing with affects the eyes (I have astigmatism, early glaucoma, cataracts/floaters) and my eye doctor wants to do the lens replacement on me ASAP as if I wait too long then this medicine will put my eyes in a condition where the eye surgery will not be as effective as it normally is.

Doctors and google fu recommend to avoid chocolate, coffee, tea, (go de-caf), etc., to help. I don't drink tea anymore, but have to have my coffee in the morning, and don't eat much chocolate so.

I use an prescription app called GoodRx and it will search your local pharmacies for the best price, etc. Most pharmacies take this app, a 90 day supply of Tamsulosin is around $20 for me with no insurance at this time for me, which is another reason for delaying the eye surgery. I turn 65 in late August, so this fall I will probably have the eye surgeries done.

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