User Reviews for Hytrin

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Hyperhidrosis 1 reviews 9 medications
   
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High Blood Pressure 3 reviews 261 medications
   
8.0
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 10 reviews 15 medications
   
6.0
Summary of Hytrin reviews 14 reviews 6.6

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4.0

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: I have been taking this for night trips to the bathroom . Started a 3mg 2 years ago and just started slowly increasing to 10mg. I stopped taking due to the side effects of rapid pounding heart beat, chest pains, dizziness, no real change in sexual functions which is good thing. Not a big change in night trips to the bathroom. Off to the Doctor today.

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November 27, 2013 10:09 AM

Review by Tommydix (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Would not quit this medicine, it helps immensely.

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May 18, 2013 8:01 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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3.0

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Using 10 mg/night for the last two months - it works okay but side effects include low libido, and a very noticeable reduction in endurance and muscle strength. As a distance runner - age 50 my performance is severely impacted running and in bed. Going to ask my Doctor to try something else.

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March 27, 2012 11:20 PM

Review by Good Luck!:

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3.0

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: I am 50yo and was on 1-4mg Hytrin for 7 months for urinary retention and disliked it. It barely made a dent in my symptoms, and made me tired and fatigued - muscles always felt weak, was frequently irritable and interfered with my sleep. Took forever to build up to 4mg. However, I still had a libido with few sexual side effect, which was a very nice surprise. Recommend trying it to see if it works even though it's one of the older alpha-blockers.

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August 20, 2011 1:39 AM

Review by dt1401:

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5.0

For High Blood Pressure: Well I have blood pressure that is normally high, but sometimes normal. I have only been on Hytrin for a few days. The first day it made me very dizzy and fill very bad. My blood pleasure went from an average of 160's/90's to 110's/60's. I am only on 1 mg. I only have been taking a 1/2 a mg since the first day.

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May 14, 2010 5:14 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Working well for me and I have had no side effects. I did reduce my other blood pressure medication.

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October 1, 2009 1:13 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Hyperhidrosis: Works great! It has stopped the extreme sweating that was occurring from a side effect of Effexor. Anyone who is taking Effexor and have severe sweating problems this medication works great.

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September 7, 2009 9:35 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Have been using Hytrin for 8 or 9 years. Started on 5 mg, now taking 7mg every night. Get up once during the night in order to urinate. Flow strong. On the few times I forgot to take it. I could see a greatly reduced flow the next day. My PSA was never high. Now 1.1

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July 21, 2009 10:50 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For High Blood Pressure: Have been using Hytrin for about a year. It has lowered my blood pressure, helps me sleep and urinate and able to empty my bladder. Has not affected my sex life at all. Have woken and been dizzy, but I am able to slow myself and watch where I am going.

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June 27, 2009 11:30 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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2.0

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: I hit 28 on the PSA test, was prescribed Hytrin and gradually went from 1 to 5 pills a night. After a couple weeks or so the side effects were so bad I had to stop taking it. Intense headaches, nausea. It was unpleasant. Awaiting my doctor to find something else, on the "plus" side, after a month my PSA went from 28.3 to 8.8 and I have no trouble peeing.

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June 16, 2009 1:37 AM

Review by brian lannen:

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10

For High Blood Pressure: Hytrin is one of the few blood pressure medications that is controlling my hypertension problem. Very effective medication. I'm very happy with it.

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May 21, 2009 6:29 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: It's a wonder drug. I have been using it for the last four years and have found the problem to improve dramatically.

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March 17, 2009 5:52 AM

Review by big B.:

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8.0

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: I have been using it for more than 10 years now. Began with 1mg and now on 12mg. They are still working.

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January 3, 2009 3:20 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: My PSA level dropped from 15 to 5.8 in the first month of taking only 0.5mg of Hytrin each night. My urine flow has improved dramatically.

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August 23, 2008 1:34 AM

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