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Can i take catapres instead of omnic for urethral pain ?

i am a lady suffering from urethral pain and am taking Omnic fot that at the time being i am diagnosed with endometriosis and taking lupron injections every month my Doc adives me to take Catapres medicine for the hot flushes , My question is can I take catapres instead of Ominc ,and would it help me for the pain as well as they r both anti hyper tensive medication ?
Thu, 19 Jan 2012
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answer to your question is 'NO' becoz omnic or tamsulosin is an alpha-blocker . It works by relaxing muscles in the bladder and prostate. This may improve urine flow rates and decrease urinary hesitancy/urgency. This medication should not be used to treat high blood pressure.where as catapress effectively relieves hot flashes ,it is an alternative of hormone therapy to treat hot flushes.hope that it will help you
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