Rapaflo (silodosin) belongs to a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers. Rapaflo helps relax the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate.
Rapaflo is used to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).
Avodart (dutasteride) prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Avodart is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. Dutasteride helps improve urinary flow and may also reduce your need for prostate surgery later on.
I don't know of anyone who has used these medicines, but the links below have reviews which you may find useful.
- Avodart Information for Consumers
- Avodart Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Avodart (detailed)
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Is rapaflo something that my father (in his 90s) could take at nighttime so that he doesn't have to?
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