Review of modern drugs for prostatitis

Today, the drugs for the treatment of prostatitis occupy the very last position in terms of the variety of the drugs offered. And it is not in vain: prostate diseases are the most common among the pathologies of the reproductive system in men.

healthy and inflammatory prostate with prostatitis

Prostatitis is an inflammatory process of the prostate.

Most often, the inflammation of this organ manifests itself:

  • reproductive discomfort during or outside urination.
  • pain during ejaculation (ejaculation)
  • discomfort in the pelvic area and in the external genitalia.

All this leads to a decrease in activity and general well-being, emotional instability and psychological disorders. If you suffer from these symptoms, you should contact a specialist immediately.

A qualified urologist will perform the necessary diagnostic methods and help treat the disease.

Although it should be noted that the healing process may take some time, it is easier to treat minor malfunctions of this organ than to begin an irreversible process of developing fatal consequences, including prostate cancer.

General treatment provisions

drugs to treat prostatitis

As noted above, prostatitis is an inflammatory process and, like any inflammation, is most often caused by bacteria, so it is not surprising that drugs for prostatitis are mainly antibacterial agents (antibiotics).

The next step in fighting the disease is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They have a positive effect by reducing swelling in the area of the prostate gland by affecting the microcirculation in this organ. The goal of this treatment line is to reduce venous congestion in the small pelvis.

Another important point in managing a patient with diseases of the reproductive system is the reduction of pain syndrome. In most cases (especially in chronic or complex forms of the disease), pain is the main complaint, so the doctor should help the patient to deal with the extremely unpleasant sensations in the external genital area as soon as possible.

The final step is to prevent the development of treatment complications and relapses in the future.

Consumption of vegetable salad during prostatitis treatment

Here it is advisable to prescribe medication correction of immunity, treatment with vitamins, recommendations for improving health in general, which may include:

  • low fat diet.
  • moderate physical activity.
  • stay in the fresh air.
  • compliance with the basic rules of personal hygiene;
  • rejection of bad habits (smoking, alcohol).
  • scheduled medical examination every six months.

By following these simple rules, you can not only avoid complications, but also prolong your sexual activity.

Step one: Pest control

Experts conditionally divide antibacterial drugs for prostatitis into three main groups: fluoroquinolones, tetracyclines and macrolides, less often - cephalosporins.

Fluoroquinolones are considered the most effective in the treatment of diseases of this organ due to their many characteristics:

  • have an effect on most types of microorganisms that cause disorders of the urogenital system;
  • accumulate in the tissues of the gland, which provides the maximum effect on bacteria.
  • practically do not cause immunodeficiency after a course of treatment.
  • do not cause resistance (resistance of microbes to the action of antibacterial drugs in this category).

Other prominent representatives of the group of antimicrobial agents for inflammation of this organ are tetracyclines and macrolides.

Long before their improved companions, fluoroquinolones, appeared, these drugs helped treat prostate gland disorders of a bacterial nature. However, over time, microorganisms have become increasingly resistant to these two classes of drugs. In addition, these groups of drugs have a fairly long list of side effects and contraindications.

It should be noted that any antibacterial drug may have a spermatotoxic effect, which should be notified in advance by the patient. It is undesirable to use antibiotics at least four months before the intended conception (complete spermatogenesis cycle).

Step two: reduce swelling

Drugs for prostate disease, which have a positive effect on the microcirculation, have been well established in the design of modern treatment for prostate diseases. They contribute to the complete supply of glandular tissues with medicinal compounds through the bloodstream, improve the outflow of secretions from the ducts of this organ, increase metabolic processes in cells, which generally helps the body fight inflammation.

Among this group of drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are distinguished. Most often, two types of drugs are used in this series:

  • rectal suppositories - due to the local action of the drug, the effect is relatively faster, which reduces the frequency and duration of administration.
  • the drops are taken inside. The lesson lasts twice as long as when using rectal suppositories. It is recommended 15 drops before meals 4 times a day.

To help the patient

Drugs for the treatment of prostatitis, whose main field of action is immunocorrection and pain relief, are not specific. But they are still able to alleviate the patient's fate and reduce the risk of re-inflammation.

To reduce the pain, your doctor may prescribe oral analgesics (orally) or rectally (suppositories and microdermabrasions). At the same time, taking pills gives a relatively short-term effect, but it is more convenient to use.

Special treatment

Recently, more and more effective drugs for prostatitis, which have a narrow focus on the body, have been prescribed more and more. All these combine and act on the tissues of the gland, while having a beneficial effect on the cells of the organ, increasing their metabolism and the processes of restoring functions.

Combination drugs are convenient to use, but do not forget the generally accepted treatment regimen for prostate inflammation. It is best to consult a specialist about taking these medications.

Hormone therapy for prostatitis

Increasingly, male sex hormone drugs have been prescribed in the general regimen to treat prostate inflammation. But it is important to remember that they must be taken very carefully and before the appointment, make sure that they are necessary for the patient.

Patients suffering from this disease have noticed a decrease in their quality of sex life for a long time. Among other things, these patients experience depression and apathy in the context of their sexual inferiority. Hormone therapy will help treat sexual dysfunction and improve a person's general condition.

Whatever medications your urologist recommends for recovery, do not forget that the key to treating any disease is strict adherence to your doctor's instructions and prescriptions, early diagnosis and care for your health.

And regardless of the chance of relapse, do not neglect prevention. Disease prevention is better than cure.