What medications can be considered for the treatment of benign #prostate enlargement? While in the early stages of benign prostatic hyperplasia herbal preparations have proven effective in alleviating symptoms, muscle-relaxing and prostate-reducing #medications should be used in cases of advanced enlargement of the prostate or persistent symptoms. Dr. Pedram Derakhshani from the West German Prostate Center at the KLINIK am RING - Cologne explains in this med.clip which drugs are particularly suitable for effective and gentle treatment, depending on the symptoms and stage of benign prostate enlargement. Learn how alpha-blockers (e.g. tamsulosin) and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (finasteride or dutasteride) work, what side effects might occur and at what point surgery for prostate enlargement becomes necessary.