What is BPH
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is defined as a benign (non cancerous) enlargement of the prostate gland caused by the growth of new cells
- One of the most common conditions affecting older men which can lead to lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)
Development of BPH: Symptoms
- Symptoms associated with BPH include the voiding and storage symptoms indicative of LUTS (Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms) and bladder problems including detrusor muscle failure with associated bladder emptying problems
- LUTS is not specific to BPH – not all men with LUTS have BPH and not all men with BPH have LUTS
Causes of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
- In older men, LUTS is often thought to be caused by enlargement or obstruction secondary to BPH and may also be due to increased age or bladder dysfunction
- LUTS may also be due to non-BPH conditions
- Urinary tract infection
- Bladder cancer
- Prostate cancer
FLOWEL PLUS (Tamsulosin and Dutasteride 0.4/0.5mg
- This medication is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia- BPH). It works by reducing the size of the enlarged prostate. This helps to relieve symptoms of BPH such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate frequently or urgently (including during the middle of the night). It may also reduce the need for surgery to treat BPH.
- It improves urine flow
- Reduces prostate volume, reduces long term risk of AUR and need for BPH surgery
- Prevent disease progression
- Quick onset of action.
- 25% reduction in incidence of prostate cancer
- Dutasteride is not approved for prevention of Prostate Cancer. It may slightly increase the risk of developing a very serious form of prostate cancer. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks. Flowel Plus should be recommended by a doctor.
- Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you starts taking this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.