Cancer

Prostate cancer

About Prostate cancer

The prostate is the gland below a man's bladder that produces fluid for semen. Prostate cancer is common among older men. It is rare in men younger than 40. Risk factors for developing prostate cancer include being over 65 years of age, family history, and being African-American.

Symptoms of Prostate cancer
  • Problems passing urine, such as pain, difficulty starting or stopping the stream, or dribbling
  • Low back pain
  • Pain with ejaculation

Top Medications for Prostate cancer according to our users

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All Medications for Prostate cancer

  • Anticancer > Antiandrogen

    • Zytiga
      (Abiraterone)
      Prescription only

      Zytiga (Abiraterone) is an effective, first-line option for a certain type of prostate cancer, but it has many drug interactions and may be expensive.

      Was it worth it?
      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
  • Anti-inflammatory, Immunosuppressant > Corticosteroid

    • Cortef
      (Hydrocortisone)
      Prescription only

      Cortef (Hydrocortisone) is identical to an essential hormone that humans produce and has been proven to work safely.

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      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Liquid
      • Suppository
    • Medrol
      (Methylprednisolone)
      Prescription only

      Medrol (Methylprednisolone) is corticosteroid available in many forms (oral, injectable) that's great for controlling the unwanted symptoms from your immune responses and will make you feel better. There are lots of side effects but most of are tolerable or can be managed.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
    • Prednisone
      Prescription only

      Deltasone (Prednisone) is a common oral corticosteroid that's great for controlling the unwanted symptoms from your immune responses and will make you feel better. There are lots of side effects but most of are tolerable or can be managed.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release
      • Liquid
  • Glucocorticoid > Synthetic

    • Dexamethasone
      Prescription only

      Decadron (Dexamethasone) is identical to an essential hormone that humans produce and has been proven to work safely.

      Was it worth it?
      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Liquid
  • Antibiotic > Fluoroquinolone

    • Cipro
      (Ciprofloxacin)
      Prescription only

      Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) is a good and cheap antibiotic to treat many types of bacterial infections. However, you have to reduce your caffeine intake, and have to protect yourself from the sun.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release
      • Infusion (IV)

5-alpha reductase inhibitor

  • Propecia
    (Finasteride)
    Prescription only

    Proscar (Finasteride) works great for crown balding, as long as you keep taking it.

    Was it worth it?
    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • Proscar
    (Finasteride)
    Prescription only

    Proscar (Finasteride) works well for mild to moderate symptoms of BPH. When men have more severe symptoms, it can be combined with doxazosin or other medicines for added benefits.

    Was it worth it?
    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill

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