I have had painful kidney stones for four weeks. My urologist has me on Rapaflo. I am uninsured, and the doctor told me that he will not operate. What other options do I have? Should I take the Rapaflo?

Rapaflo (silodosin) belongs to a group of medications known as peripheral alpha blockers that have been shown to improve the chances of stone passage without surgery.  There are much cheaper generic medications that are in this class of medication and you may want to ask for one of the generics such as terazocin or doxazocin.  Drinking plenty of fluid and taking this medication will give you the greatest chance of passing the stone without expensive surgery or lithotripsy.

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