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May 14, 2008

Enlarged prostate: An article in Monday's Health section about treatments for prostate enlargement gave inaccurate descriptions of two drugs used to treat the condition. The article said the drug dutasteride (Avodart) is an alpha blocker, used to relax muscles in the prostate and bladder. It also said tamsulosin (Flomax) is in a class of drugs called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, used to help shrink the prostate. In fact, Flomax is an alpha blocker, and Avodart is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor.

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