Alpha-Blockers for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
How Well It Works
Many BPH symptoms improve with alpha-blockers.Reference 1 For improving symptoms and urine flow, taking these medicines works better than taking no medicine. Men may have about a 4-point reduction in their Reference American Urological Association (AUA) symptom index score.Reference 2
Symptoms typically improve in 2 to 3 weeks.
Using a combination of an alpha-blocker with a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor long-term may help your symptoms more than either medicine alone.Reference 3
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology