Medical Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
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Although alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors each reduce BPH symptoms more than placebo (Strength of Recommendation [SOR]: A), alpha blockers are more effective than 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. (SOR: B). Phytotherapy (herbal treatment) has potential but unproven benefit in BPH. (SOR: B).
American Family Physician, 77(5) 2008: 665+.