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Alfuzosin vs. Tamsulosin

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Alfuzosinnoun

An α1 receptor antagonist used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Tamsulosinnoun

(pharmaceutical drug) An alpha-adrenergic blocking agent administered orally in the form of its hydrochloride C20H28N2O5S·HCl to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Alfuzosin

Alfuzosin, sold under the brand name Uroxatral among others, is a medication of the α1 blocker class. It is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).As an antagonist of the α1 adrenergic receptor, it works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate.

Tamsulosin

Tamsulosin, sold under the brand name Flomax among others, is a medication used to treat symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and chronic prostatitis and to help with the passage of kidney stones. The evidence for benefit with a kidney stone is better when the stone is larger.

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