Which medications in the drug class Alpha-Adrenergic Blocking Agents are used in the treatment of Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Alpha-Adrenergic Blocking Agents

These agents relax the smooth muscle to the bladder neck, thus reducing bladder outlet obstruction.

Terazosin

Terazosin is a quinazoline compound that counteracts alpha1-induced adrenergic contractions of the bladder neck, facilitating urinary flow in the presence of prostate inflammation.

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL)

Doxazosin counteracts alpha1-induced adrenergic contractions of the bladder neck, facilitating urinary flow in the presence of prostate inflammation.


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