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Medications for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Drugs associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: BPH is a condition where benign (non-cancerous) nodules enlarge the prostate gland (the gland that produces the liquid in which sperm are expelled from the penis).

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Flomax Rx B N X 72 reviews
5.0

Generic name: tamsulosin systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
tamsulosin Rx B N X 103 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tamsulosin systemic

Brand name:  Flomax

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
finasteride Rx X N 17 reviews
4.0

Generic name: finasteride systemic

Brand name:  Proscar

Drug class: 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Avodart Rx X N 22 reviews
7.0

Generic name: dutasteride systemic

Drug class: 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cialis Rx B N X 41 reviews
8.0

Generic name: tadalafil systemic

Drug class: impotence agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
terazosin Rx C N X 20 reviews
6.0

Generic name: terazosin systemic

Brand name:  Hytrin

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Proscar Rx X N 2 reviews
4.0

Generic name: finasteride systemic

Drug class: 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
doxazosin Rx C N X 12 reviews
8.0

Generic name: doxazosin systemic

Brand names:  Cardura, Cardura XL

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cardura Rx C N X 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: doxazosin systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Uroxatral Rx B N X 18 reviews
6.0

Generic name: alfuzosin systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Rapaflo Rx B N X 74 reviews
6.0

Generic name: silodosin systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cardura XL Rx C N X 2 reviews
10

Generic name: doxazosin systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Hytrin Rx C N X 11 reviews
6.0

Generic name: terazosin systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
alfuzosin Rx B N X 33 reviews
6.0

Generic name: alfuzosin systemic

Brand name:  Uroxatral

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Jalyn Rx X N X 18 reviews
6.0

Generic name: dutasteride / tamsulosin systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting, 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
tadalafil Rx B N X 45 reviews
8.0

Generic name: tadalafil systemic

Brand name:  Cialis

Drug class: impotence agents, agents for pulmonary hypertension

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
dutasteride Rx X N 23 reviews
7.0

Generic name: dutasteride systemic

Brand name:  Avodart

Drug class: 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Minipress Rx C N X 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: prazosin systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
prazosin Rx C N X 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: prazosin systemic

Brand name:  Minipress

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
dutasteride / tamsulosin Rx X N X 18 reviews
6.0

Generic name: dutasteride / tamsulosin systemic

Brand name:  Jalyn

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting, 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
silodosin Rx B N X 82 reviews
6.0

Generic name: silodosin systemic

Brand name:  Rapaflo

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
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Alternative treatments for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Benign Prostatic Enlargement; Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy; BPH; Enlarged prostate; Prostate, enlarged

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