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What is the difference between tamsulosin and alfuzosine?

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masso 22 Jul 2017

Hi David,

Tamsulosin is IR (immediate release).

Tamsulosin is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia; overactive bladder; urinary tract stones and belongs to the drug class antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting. There is no proven risk in humans during pregnancy. Tamsulosin is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).

https://www.drugs.com/tamsulosin.html

Alfusozin is ER (extended release).

Alfuzosin is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and belongs to the drug class antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting. There is no proven risk in humans during pregnancy. Alfuzosin is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).

https://www.drugs.com/mtm/alfuzosin.html

Davidmuir 22 Jul 2017

Thank you Masso. But the explanation given is similar to the description provided on the "drugs" website. I.e. They appear to be treatments for the same thing. I suffer from nerve damage that has affected the bladder neck and my doctor inexplicably changed me from one drug to other. I'm trying to find out why he would do that. (UK doctor - they generally like to keep things to themselves)

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