Pharmacologic agents in complementary medicine in prostatic disease

I. M. Thompson

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Abstract

The use of alternative medicine has increased considerably in the last 10 years. Some of the reasons for this trend include limited efficacy of existing treatments, perceived reduction in side effects with alternative treatments, patient's desire to maintain control over their treatment and a desire for a more "natural" treatment. The very high frequency of urologic diseases such as benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer makes these diseases natural targets of alternative medicine. Although a great number of therapeutic agents have been recommended for urologic diseases, this review examines the most promising for their use in benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-433
Number of pages7
JournalDrugs of Today
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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