Prostatitis is an inflammatory or infectious urological disease that affects the prostate gland and can lead not only to impotence, but also to infertility. According to statistics, this disease occurs in 50% of men. It is also noteworthy that the disease is "getting younger" - quite often it is diagnosed in young people (up to 40 years old). Treatment of prostatitis, both acute and chronic, is a rather lengthy process, but most often it is carried out by conservative measures - using prostatitis pills, physiotherapy procedures, and lifestyle adjustments.
It should also be noted that surgery for such a disease is not excluded - if drug treatment does not give the desired result or is not effective at all in a specific clinical case. In any case, the treatment program is prescribed only by a doctor on an individual basis.
Indications for use
Important!Even the presence of typical symptoms is not a reason to take any pills for the prostate. The clinical picture may be the result of another urological or even venereal disease. In addition, symptoms can be a manifestation of prostate cancer, so taking some drugs will not only be ineffective, but also dangerous. Pills for prostatitis in men should be prescribed only by a specialist after a diagnosis.
Inflammation of the prostate gland in the initial stage has mild symptoms.
The following clinical signs may indicate the development of acute prostatitis:
- painful sensations during intercourse or during urination. It is noteworthy that pain may be present even during an erection and after intercourse;
- increased urge to urinate, often accompanied by unpleasant sensations;
- pain is present in the pubic region, groin, often radiates to the perineum and sacrum area;
- with an acute form of the disease, an increase in body temperature is possible;
- weakening of erection, but complete impotence does not occur;
- pain present during ejaculation;
- premature ejaculation.
In chronic prostatitis, the clinical picture is almost the same, but it manifests itself in waves. In this case, the symptoms are not as pronounced as they are in the acute form. It is this latent course of the pathological process that often leads to delayed diagnosis, when the disease can no longer be cured.
The doctor can determine which medications for the treatment of prostatitis in men will be most effective in each case only after he has carried out a comprehensive diagnosis.
If prostatitis is suspected, the following laboratory and instrumental measures are performed:
- blood sampling for general and biochemical analysis;
- STD test;
- PCR testing;
- urethral smear for bacteriological examination;
- transrectal ultrasound of the prostate;
- ultrasound of the genitourinary system;
- CT or MRI of the pelvic organs.
Treatment of inflammation of the prostate gland in each case is individual.
Please note that this is only an example diagnostic program. The exact list of tests - both laboratory and instrumental - is determined by the doctor individually, taking into account the results of the physical examination and the collected history.
The basis of treatment, if there is no indication for an operation, is taking medications. It is impossible to answer unequivocally the question "which pills are the most effective for prostatitis", since medications are prescribed individually. Therefore, what worked for one patient may not be useful for another.
Treatment of prostatitis with pills involves taking drugs of the following spectrum of action:
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs;
- pain relievers;
- herbal tablets or homeopathic remedies.
The duration of the drug intake, the regimen and dosage is also determined by the attending physician.
First of all, the doctor prescribes antibiotic therapy.
In order to determine which antibiotics are suitable for a patient, a bacteriological culture is performed first. In most cases, treatment is carried out:
Antibiotics cannot be taken on their own at their own discretion, since drugs of this pharmacological group can have an extremely negative effect on the functioning of the body if they are taken incorrectly.
Side effects include:
- allergic reactions;
- complications from the functioning of the kidneys, liver;
- tinnitus, dizziness, headaches;
- drowsiness, lethargy;
- nausea and vomiting.
If any side effects are detected, stop taking the pills and consult a doctor.
Doctors have noticed that soreness and other symptoms of prostatitis subside after taking antibiotics, even in cases where the infectious nature of the disease has not been determined.
For the treatment of non-bacterial prostatitis, patients are prescribed antibacterial drugs.
Preparations of this group are indispensable in the treatment of prostatitis of any form, as they relieve inflammation, and at the same time the unpleasant symptoms that this pathological process provokes - pain, burning, feeling of heaviness in the groin area.
But they should not be taken if there is a stomach ulcer, myasthenia gravis.
In this case, the drug is used for symptomatic treatment.
The attending physician also determines the safe dosage. You should not abuse such drugs, since the body quickly gets used to them and does not give the desired therapeutic effect.
Analgesics allow a man to live a fulfilling life.
Drugs of this pharmacological group are used to improve the outflow of urine, and they are used in almost all forms of prostatitis.
It should be noted that in most cases these drugs are used for symptomatic treatment, and not to eliminate the disease itself at the root.
In addition, herbal homeopathic remedies are also used. They are used in cases where there is no need for antibiotics.
Of course, no one can prohibit taking drugs without a doctor's prescription, since many of them are sold in a pharmacy without a prescription. However, you need to understand the following - taking pills without a doctor's prescription can be hazardous to health. Even if the symptoms disappear, the disease itself may not be eliminated. This means that the risk of chronicity of the pathological process and the development of concomitant complications increases.
At the first symptoms, you should see a doctor, and not treat at your own discretion. The doctor will not only select effective pills, but also prescribe physiotherapy procedures, and give general recommendations. Only such a comprehensive approach to the treatment of prostatitis will give the desired therapeutic effect.
In addition, you should carry out the prevention of such diseases and periodically (once every six months) undergo a preventive examination by a urologist or andrologist.