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For several years I've been taking Cardura for an enlarged prostate. This afternoon I went to six different pharmacies in Ajijic and Chapala and none of them had my meds. Luckily I was finally able to find a 2 mg packet, which will get me by until I can see my doctor to see what else is available. Does anyone know of an alternate medication?

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Lots of alternative medicines.  

Dr. Daniel Hernandez, urologist, from Guadalajara who comes to the big clinic in Riberas (Hidalgo 244) on Wednesdays is an expert on the prostate. 331 411 2702.

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I had had problems in the past and also urinary track infections. I had the TURP surgery that seemed to work but the enlarged prostrate (not major) returned. I started with the Saw Palmetto Extract (250 mg) twice a day a year or so ago and it helps a lot. 

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13 hours ago, gringohombre said:

I had had problems in the past and also urinary track infections. I had the TURP surgery that seemed to work but the enlarged prostrate (not major) returned. I started with the Saw Palmetto Extract (250 mg) twice a day a year or so ago and it helps a lot. 

I use generic Tamsulosin  (Flomax is patent name)  available at Dr. Simi and Saw Palmetto Extract and do check dosage as it varies alot. I use Puritans pride available at Prasad. Pick the high dose (450mg) and I take five pills a day spread out. 

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...terazosin or terazosina until recently was sold by Farmacia Guadalajara... went to buy more, the FarmaLife brand and no more for the foreseeable future.. looked everywhere. The price was 55 pesos for a box of 20, quite reasonable.... 2mg tablets. Now you look on the net and a box of 20 goes for over $900 pesos... the local pharma says this is 'special brand' tablets... well BS because the name terazosina IS the generic term for that med.. the brand is called Hytrin... originally and as a brand name still sold by Abbott.  Anyone know where you can get some at a decent non-ripoff price?  Otherwise it looks like a trip to the Urologist for me ....for a prostate roto-rooter job. 

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6 hours ago, RichardF said:

...terazosin or terazosina until recently was sold by Farmacia Guadalajara... went to buy more, the FarmaLife brand and no more for the foreseeable future.. looked everywhere. The price was 55 pesos for a box of 20, quite reasonable.... 2mg tablets. Now you look on the net and a box of 20 goes for over $900 pesos... the local pharma says this is 'special brand' tablets... well BS because the name terazosina IS the generic term for that med.. the brand is called Hytrin... originally and as a brand name still sold by Abbott.  Anyone know where you can get some at a decent non-ripoff price?  Otherwise it looks like a trip to the Urologist for me ....for a prostate roto-rooter job. 

2 of my hockey team buddies[age 75 and 80] had the roto-rooter job done in the last 3 years with great success. It's an over 65 team and about 1/2 the guys have had prostate problems .

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17 hours ago, bmh said:

My husband is on Tamsulosina o.4mg ,  per day for same problem.

I also use Tamsulosina. Be careful where you buy it. They used to sell it in boxes of 90 capsules but is available now only in boxes of 20. I bought some at Guadalajara pharmacy and it was 139p for 1 box. Week later bought 2 boxes for 79p at Costco, different manufacturer but same product.

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My Urologist recommended AsoflonDuo, which is Tamsulosin and another drug, and I have been very happy with it ever since.  My prostate is no longer enlarged and I only have to get up once or twice a night.  You should check with your Urologist though before taking.

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Every drug has plusses and minusses and it is a decision that each patient has to take into consideration. I started reading very carefully all the side effects f the drugs I am taking and have been taking over the year and it is pretty scary but at the same time when you have a problem you ave to make a decision. It is good to know the  plusses and minusses but at the end it is your body and have to go with what you are the less fearful of--

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On 6/21/2021 at 11:26 AM, artsnob said:

Where did they have it done an at what cost?

The surgery In Guadlajara by Dr. Daniel Hernandez. No more drugs.

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...well the Alpha blocker terazosin is no more in the store, might have something to do with the drug shortages in Mexico. and to a certain extent this is happening in a lot of countries... so whaddy gonna do to keep the plumbing flowing?

Roto rooting the prostate is one option... turp or green laser be the final frontier, there are other slightly less nasty options, and yes they do work, dunno what that'll cost but I bet the urologist will smile as you walk into his office... be sure to bring your accountant.

Doing some research tho. I note the 'ED medicine' Cialis or Tadalafil is indicated as an option for BPH with reported good results. Aside from the obvious efficacy, the 'hard' facts are tadalafil works well on the prostate so and I have become a convert.  It's actually a 3 for 1 med because as a smooth muscle relaxant if you have ol phart aches n pains as I have it helps with those too, so trips to the massage therapist might well be reduced... for me it made a helluva difference. 

And as a bonus your significant other may well be quite pleased with the hardened results. 

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On 1/17/2021 at 4:30 PM, kmetzger said:

For several years I've been taking Cardura for an enlarged prostate. This afternoon I went to six different pharmacies in Ajijic and Chapala and none of them had my meds. Luckily I was finally able to find a 2 mg packet, which will get me by until I can see my doctor to see what else is available. Does anyone know of an alternate medication?

 I've been using beta sitosterol since 2011. Had a lot of prostate issues. This made things a whole lot better for me. Beta sitosterol is available on ebay, Amazon, etc. It's also supposed to reduce LDL cholesterol. I take it solely for it's prostate benefits along with saw palmetto daily. If you're interested in a drug free alternative.....

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On 1/18/2021 at 7:51 AM, lcscats said:

I use generic Tamsulosin  (Flomax is patent name)  available at Dr. Simi and Saw Palmetto Extract and do check dosage as it varies alot. I use Puritans pride available at Prasad. Pick the high dose (450mg) and I take five pills a day spread out. 

Be cautious using Tamsulosin. I had a prostrate problems a few years ago . Two urogoists from Guadalajara put me on Combodart which is a compination of Dutasterida and Tamsulosin to try and shrink my prostate. Combodarte gave me severe arthritis overnight. I returned to Canada to seek more familar medical care. A naturopath doctor in BC told me that Tamsulosin has an 8 % chance to induce arthritis. Eventually I had a TURP operation in Mexico so now no more drugs. But I still have some arthritis.  

 

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