new drug for benign prostatic hypertrophy, Flomax (tamsulosin)

You'll hear about a new drug for benign prostatic hypertrophy,Flomax (tamsulosin)...from Boehringer Ingelheim.

Flomax is an alpha-blocker...but it's more selective thanterazosin (Hytrin) and doxazosin (Cardura).

Flomax works as well as the other alpha-blockers for enlargedprostates (BPH)...but doesn't affect blood pressure long-term.

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