Caution About Falls with SELECTIVE Alpha-blockers

There are increasing concerns about falls and fractures in BPH patients taking SELECTIVE alpha-blockers (tamsulosin, etc).

We know that NONselective alpha-blockers (doxazosin, etc) cause orthostatic hypotension...and we're used to thinking that the prostate- selective alpha-blockers are much safer.

But now these drugs are also linked to an increase in falls, fractures, and head trauma...possibly due to hypotension.

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