Rapaflo (silodosin), a new selective alpha-blocker for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Reps will promote Rapaflo (silodosin), a new selective alpha-blocker for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Rapaflo is more selective for alpha-receptors that relax the bladder and prostate...compared to those that lower blood pressure.

This causes less dizziness and hypotension than older and less selective alpha-blockers (terazosin, etc)...but more abnormal ejaculation. Relaxing the bladder can cause semen to go backwards into the bladder during ejaculation.

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