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What medications help treat an enlarged prostate?

For a man with moderate-to-severe benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate symptoms, alpha-blocker drugs that specifically target prostate muscle contraction are usually the initial treatment. These drugs are less expensive, work faster, and address symptoms better than the enzyme inhibitors finasteride and dutasteride, which reduce the size of the glandular tissue. But for a man who has a palpably enlarged prostate and does not respond to alpha-blockers, enzyme inhibitors are usually prescribed.

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