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    1. Generic Drug for Enlarged Prostate Approved

      March 2, 2010 --The first generic version of Flomax, a medication to treat the signs and symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland, has won the approval of the FDA. The generic version of Flomax, known as tamsulosin, will be made by IMPAX Laboratories of Haywood, Calif. Under FDA regulations, the gener

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    2. Do Prostate Drugs Harm Bones?

      Oct. 7, 2008 -- Millions of men suffer from an enlarged prostate gland. There are many drugs available for treatment, but what effects do these drugs have on bone health? Researchers estimate that more than 8 million men in the U.S. ages 50-79 will have to deal with an enlarged prostate by the year

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    3. Impotence Drug Eases Prostate Problems

      Aug. 19, 2008 -- An enlarged prostate can cause a host of troublesome problems for men, like constantly waking up to go to the bathroom. But new research, funded by Eli Lilly, the company that owns the rights to the drug tadalafil, shows a daily dose of the drug may help ease some of the urinary sym

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    4. Prostate Drug May Not Dim Sex

      June 26, 2007 -- The prostate drug Proscar may have minimal effect on men's sexual function, a new study shows. Proscar is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a noncancerous prostate condition. Based on the findings, sexual effects "should not impact the decision to prescribe or take f

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    5. ED Drugs May Treat Urinary Problems

      May 22, 2007 -- Medications commonly used to treat erection problems in men may also relieve the bothersome urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate gland, researchers say. Studies on the topic were presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Anah

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    6. Veggies for Enlarged Prostate Risk

      Feb. 14, 2007 -- Enlarged prostates appear to be less common among men who eat lots of vegetables, a new study shows. Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is common in older men. With BPH, the prostate becomes enlarged. The condition is not cancerous, but it can hamper urine's flow. The exact cause of

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    7. Aspirin May Cut Enlarged Prostate Risk

      Aug. 30, 2006 -- An enlarged prostate is almost a rite of passage for men as they age, but a daily aspirin may cut the risk of this common problem. Men who reported daily use of aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, were 25% less likely to develop moderate to seve

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