My husband has taken prescription meds for enlarged prostate for more than a decade. We are both trying to end the Rx dependency. So, after much research, and a discussion with his dr who said herbal meds cant possibly replace Rx drugs, he has eliminated the Rx drugs using saw palmetto and stinging nettle in their place. He did a gradual shift and has found the herbs as effective without the side effects. Yeah! For that since one side effect was very bad breath that tended to distance our relationship!