Is combination therapy your choice for treating BPH?

June 1, 2003

During the recent AUA annual meeting in Chicago, the association's newBPH treatment guidelines were released. Although the update contained nomajor surprises, the framework does include specific recommendations forusing combination therapy in the treatment of certain BPH sufferers.Urology Times asked urologists if they were already using combinationtherapy, consisting of an alpha-blocker and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitorand, if so, whether this regimen was showing an improvement in patient outcomes.We also asked whether they expect to perform fewer invasive procedures forBPH.All of the urologists we spoke with have used combination therapy forBPH. They all said they see benefits from its use, even if their evidenceis anecdotal.