He said that it’s an alpha blocker, which I replied that it concerned me since some of you have mentioned not to take those, and finasteride is an alpha reductase inhibitor.
From WebMD: "Tamsulosin is used by men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH). It does not shrink the prostate, but it works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the bladder. This helps to relieve symptoms of BPH such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate often or urgently (including during the middle of the night).
Tamsulosin belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha blockers.
Do not use this medication to treat high blood pressure."
So any thoughts on it? He said it would help relieve the muscles in my bladder and the area involved with urination, but we decided to hold off on it until the test results come back. Given that it’s an alpha blocker I’d rather not take it.