Medicines to Avoid if You Have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Some medicines can make urination difficult.
Avoid nonprescription antihistamines,
decongestants (including nasal sprays), and allergy pills.
Ask your doctor if prescription medicines, such as antidepressants and pain medicines, could be making your symptoms worse. He or she may be able to switch your medicine.
Avoid testosterone, including gels,
implants, or injections.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist about
the side effects of the medicines, supplements, or herbs you are taking. If
urinary retention is listed as a side effect, ask your doctor whether there are
other medicines you can take that do not have this side effect.
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology
March 5, 2012
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 05, 2012
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