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What drug can be used to replace Advoart and Flomax

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What drug can be used to replace Advoart and Flomax
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Pharmacist: Dr. SH, Doctor (MD) replied 3 years ago
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Why do you want to replace these drugs?
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Pharmacist: Dr. C. Rollins, Pharm. D. replied 3 years ago
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Possible replacements would be Uroxatral (alfuzosin), Cardura (doxazosin), Jalyn, Minipress (prazosin), Hytrin (terazosin), Proscar (finasteride), rapaflo. The ones in parenthesis are available in generic. Hopefully this completely answers your question. Once satisfied please rate my answer. Thanks.
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Pharmacist: Dr Mike, PharmD, Pharmacist replied 3 years ago
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I would agree with Dr C. Rollins on the options available.
You are currently on tamsulosin (generic Flomax) and dutasteride (generic Avodart). These two drugs are available in a combination pill called Jalyn, but Jalyn is brand name only. So, although you can substitute directly with one pill, your cost may increase because it is a brand name drug and not generic.
Both Flomax and Avodart that you are on have a long and proven history of being safe and effective. If you feel your symptoms are not being sufficiently treated, your prescriber could consider switching from Flomax (and older drug) to one of the newer medications such as Uroxatrol (alfuzosin).
If you currently see a general practitioner, I would recommend consulting a urologist.
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Pharmacist: Dr. C. Rollins, Pharm. D. replied 3 years ago
Once you have reviewed the options I posted for you please rate my answer at your convenience. Thanks.
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Please rate my answer at your convenience thanks.
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