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Is Avodart an effective medication for BPH?

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Posted on Sun, 5 May 2019
Question: what is the newest medication for bph? which is the best?

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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
5 alpha-reductase inhibitor.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

The aim of treatment in BPH is reduction in symptoms and prevention of complications. Terazosin is a fair first line option for both.

Avodart is a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor which is used if the prostate is enlarged. They cause the DHT levels to decline which leads to reduction in prostate size and hence a reduction in symptoms.

If the symptoms are controlled with terazosin and the prostate size isn't enlarged then the same can be continued.

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

Wishing you the best of health.

Hope this helps your query.

Regards,
Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil, General & Family Physician

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Is Avodart an effective medication for BPH?

Brief Answer: 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor. Detailed Answer: Hello, The aim of treatment in BPH is reduction in symptoms and prevention of complications. Terazosin is a fair first line option for both. Avodart is a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor which is used if the prostate is enlarged. They cause the DHT levels to decline which leads to reduction in prostate size and hence a reduction in symptoms. If the symptoms are controlled with terazosin and the prostate size isn't enlarged then the same can be continued. Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. Wishing you the best of health. Hope this helps your query. Regards, Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil, General & Family Physician