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Drug Feeling dizzy after prostate medication!

A patient with benign prostatic hyperplasia presents to the office with increasing difficulty in urination. He has no pain upon urination, but says that "Doc, I can feel my bladder being full, but I just can’t urinate". A bladder ultrasound confirms urinary retention. You prescribe a drug and ask him to follow up in 2 weeks. During the follow-up visit, he says that the urinary retention is resolved but that he now feels dizzy and sometimes "blacks out" when he wakes up in the morning. What was the drug that you had prescribed?
A. Finasteride
B. Atropine
C. Prazosin
D. Methoscopolamine
E. Furosemide
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prazocin....
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Answer is C, and is the DoC for HTA and BPH , but the SE is Orthosthathic hypotension.

Neither, B nor C can be giving because what they actually do is the opposite. Anti-Sludge is the mneumonic for B n C.
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