Men with prostate trouble should avoid some cold medicines

February 9, 2015 9:16 PM

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With cold and flu season in full swing, experts are warning men who have an enlarged prostate to avoid medicines containing antihistamines and decongestants.

“It’s very important that men with enlarged prostate avoid cold medicines with pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine. Those are ingredients in decongestants and they constrict the prostatic capsule” and lead to urine retention, said Dr. Gregory T. Bales, a urologist at the University of Chicago Medical C...

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