What drugs are used for prostatitis?

doctor's appointment for prostatitis

Prostatitis is one of the most common inflammatory diseases of the male genitourinary system, the prostate gland is affected. Most often, this disease is detected in men with an active sex life.

Most often, inflammation of the prostate gland is infectious, but there are exceptions. If not treated, such a pathology can affect the testicles, bladder, kidneys, etc. can cause secondary damage. In this article, we will talk about what drugs are used for prostatitis.

To begin with, we note that the use of any medicine is possible only as prescribed by a doctor. Self-treatment of prostatitis is unacceptable.

Antibacterial preparations

doctor's consultation with prostatitis

If inflammation of the prostate gland is associated with bacterial flora, antibiotics are prescribed based on the sensitivity of the pathogen.

In this case, fluoroquinolones, penicillins, cephalosporins and other groups of antibacterial agents can be used.

In 2016, scientists from the People's Friendship University published an article, and according to its results, fluoroquinolones were determined to be the drugs of choice in the treatment of chronic prostatitis due to their effectiveness and safety.

Alpha blockers

Alpha-blockers are prescribed to the patient in case of urinary disorders against the background of prostatitis.

By blocking alpha-1-adrenergic receptors in the tissues of the prostate gland, urethra, and bladder, these drugs reduce pressure in the urethra, reduce resistance to urine flow, and normalize urine output.

The use of drugs is prohibited in cases of hypersensitivity, serious impairment of kidney and liver functions, and history of orthostatic hypertension.

herbal remedies

Various herbal preparations can be used as part of the complex treatment of prostatitis.

One of the representatives is tablets and oral extract based on St. John's wort and goldenrod, licorice roots, rhizomes of echinacea.

According to the manufacturers, this drug has an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effect, improves microcirculation in the tissues of the prostate gland, and normalizes urine output. It also has antimicrobial activity against staphylococcal and streptococcal flora, enterococci.

The main indication for the use of this drug is chronic non-specific prostatitis.

As contraindications, it is customary to consider individual sensitivity and acute glomerulonephritis.

Non-drug methods

In addition to drugs, various non-drug methods are widely used in the treatment of prostatitis. These include:

  • prostate massage;
  • laser therapy;
  • ultrasound therapy;
  • Electrical stimulation, etc.