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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

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About: New BPH drug has fewer side effects

Date: 22 November 2004

Source: The Financial Express


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