Guidelines for the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Yunuo Wu, PharmD; Michael H. Davidian, MD, MS; Edward M. DeSimone II, RPh, PhD, FAPhA


US Pharmacist. 2016;41(8):36-41. 

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Pharmacist's Role

Pharmacists have the training required to provide expert advice and recommendations for medication therapy. Pharmacists in the community setting, in particular, are an accessible source of healthcare information to the inquiring BPH patient population (SIDEBAR 2). It is important for pharmacists to understand the terminology and symptoms associated with BPH in order to engage in knowledgeable discussions with patients regarding therapy options. In addition, counseling for BPH medications should include a review of risks and possible adverse effects, which are summarized in Table 1. Overall, BPH is a common disease state in the aging male population, and pharmacists play an important role in management due to the increased chances of encountering related questions from the community.