Tamsulosin + Tadalafil
Alpha Blocker + PDE5i
At a Glance
- Combines the same active ingredients found in Cialis® and Flomax
- Benefits men dealing with both ED and BPH
- Taken orally once daily
- Custom medication exclusive to menMD members
- Available at .4mg/5mg strength in convenient capsules
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) often come coupled together, causing you to take multiple medications to treat these conditions. According to studies¹, 70% of men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are also dealing with the symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED). By combining tamsulosin and tadalafil, you can treat both BPH and ED in a single, convenient, daily dose.
Starts at $1.97 per 0.4mg/5mg Capsule
What to know about Tamsulosin + Tadalafil
How it Works
This unique formulation of tamsulosin and tadalafil combines two first-line treatments for BPH and ED. Tamsulosin is an Alpha Blocker that helps by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and bladder, allowing urine to flow more freely. Tadalafil is a PDE5 that works by preventing the body from breaking down the chemicals needed for achieving an erection. This facilitates blood flow which allows you to achieve an erection with stimulation.
Who is it for?
This combination of medicine is recommended for men dealing with the symptoms of both BPH and ED. While Tamsulosin and Tadalafil are available individually, studies² have found that taking a combination of both together had greater effects, made it easier to take regularly, and lowered the chances of side effects occurring.
Combination therapy³ has been shown to have an improvement in symptoms over treatment with just one type of therapy alone.
- NIH National Library of Medicine, Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Secondary to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and LUTS/BPH with Erectile Dysfunction in Asian Men: A Systematic Review Focusing on Tadalafil
- NIH National Library of Medicine, Efficacy and Safety of a Fixed-Dose Combination Therapy of Tamsulosin and Tadalafil for Patients With Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Erectile Dysfunction: Results of a Randomized, Double-Blinded, Active-Controlled Trial
- UroToday-GU Oncology Today, Tadalafil Alone or in Combination with Tamsulosin for the Management for LUTS/BPH and ED – Beyond the Abstract
Tamsulosin + Tadalafil Side Effects
- Facial flushing
- Nasal congestion
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Sinus congestion
- Difficulty ejaculating
Talk with your physician before taking tadalafil or other PDE5 inhibitors if you take alpha-blocker medications for high blood pressure or if you have any of the following conditions:
- Low blood pressure
- Uncontrolled hypertension
- Cardiac failure
Good to know
Tamsulosin can commonly cause dizziness, so until you know the effects it has, patients should refrain from driving or operating heavy machinery after taking the medication. This medication may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when standing up, which can lead to increased fall risk.
DO NOT take this or any medication containing tadalafil or other PDE5 inhibitors if you take nitrate medications for cardiac conditions.
Level Up Your Knowledge
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Do you lose your erection before the completion of sexual activity? If so, you may have a venous leak. In this article, Dr. Martinez discusses the symptoms, causes, and treatments for venous leak ED.
How An Enlarged Prostate Affects Your Sexual Health
In this article, Dr. Barbalat discusses the importance of treating the bothersome urinary symptoms of BPH and the longterm complications they can cause, while keeping the patient’s sexual function and goals in mind.
Prostate Surgery and Erectile and Ejaculatory Function
In this article Dr. Loh-Doyle discusses surgical options for treating BPH and prostate cancer and their impact on ejaculatory and erectile function.
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