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01 Oct 2008

Sinusitis tablets &amp  Alpha Blockers
Could you please help me by explaining why sinusitis medication like ' Sinutab'  should not be taken by men with frequent Prostatitis and have the opposite effect of Alpha Blocker medication?
I am a prostatitis sufferer and taking an Alpha Blocker (Xatral) daily prescribed by my Urologist.
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Mike
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01 Jan 0001

Mike

Pseudoephedrine works by stimulating alpha-receptors in certain areas of the body. In the nose this alpha-receptor stimulating effect reduces congestion.
Pseudoephedrine has a stimulating effect compared to your medication's blocking effect.

In those with prostatitis pseudoephedrine may worsen difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate
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