What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?

An enlarged prostate is also known as a benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). An enlarged prostate can cause bladder and urination difficulties. BPH does not raise the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia includes taking medications and surgery. Common drug classes used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia are 5-alpha reductase inhibitor / alpha blocker combinations, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, alpha blockers, and PDE5 inhibitors.

Savings Tips for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

  • 8 Overlooked Men’s Health Issues

    April 28, 2016

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, so of course we need a close eye on cardiac risk factors in primary care. But what other issues do men face that often get overlooked? Move over breast cancer and menopause—here are some things men, and the people who love them, need to know about.

    1. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate: Half of men over 50 will experience symptoms related to BPH at some point.
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  • Generic Avodart for BPH Is Coming Soon!

    October 23, 2015

    Generic Avodart (dutasteride) was approved by the FDA on October 12, 2015, and is coming soon to your local pharmacy!

    Dutasteride is use to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is a very common condition in men that can cause difficulty when urinating. It involves an abnormal enlargement of the prostate that is not caused by cancer.

    How does dutasteride compare with other BPH treatments?

    Some of the medications used to treat BPH can take several months to fully work while others start to work right away. See More

  • Do Herbal Meds Work for Enlarged Prostate Symptoms?

    June 23, 2015

    Symptoms from an enlarged prostate are a common complaint in older men. While we don’t know exactly what causes it, the changes in male sex hormones that occur with aging appear to play a role.

    Urinary symptoms and sleep disturbance from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) may be easily remedied with medications. The prescription options, like tamsulosin (Flomax), finasteride (Proscar), and Rapaflo, among others, do work but may lead to side effects. See More

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Popular Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Alpha Blockers 16 See Prices
5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors 15 See Prices
PDE5 Inhibitors 358 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Drug Classes

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