Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
News » New BPH drug has fewer side effects
 

New BPH drug has fewer side effects

A pharmaceuticals company has launched a once daily medication called Foltral (alfuzosin) to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) to a urological disorder. The medication is well tolerated and has a lower incidence of postural hypotension, syncope, erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory disorders compared to the alternative alpha-blockers. BPH is very common and affects more than half of men over 60 and about 80% of those over 80. Untreated BPH can lead to urinary tract infections, bladder and kidney damage, bladder stones and incontinence.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Financial Express

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

  • Enlarged prostate gland

Article Source Details

About: New BPH drug has fewer side effects

Date: 22 November 2004

Source: The Financial Express

URL: http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=74903

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Erectile Dysfunction may be symptom of cardiovascular disease
  • Erectile dysfunction risk factors
  • Erectile problems treatment options
  • Erroneous pathology tests lead to malpractice suit
  • Error with medication lead to man's death
  • Esomeprazole shown to be effective in controlling gastrointestinal side effectgs caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Essential tremor information
  • Ethnic groups have poorer control of cholesterol levels
  • Ethnicity, socio-economic status and education all affect the risk of death from cancer
  • European Union funding research into developing drugs to treat depression
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise