Efficacy and safety of low-dose propiverine in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hyperplasia with storage symptoms: A prospective, randomized, single-blinded and multicenter clinical trial

Jae Hyun Bae, Sun Ouck Kim, Eun Sang Yoo, Kyung Hyun Moon, Yoon Soo Kyung, Hyung Jee Kim

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether low-dose anticholinergics combined with an α1-receptor antagonist would continue the effect of an alpha-blocker, decrease the side effects of anticholinergics, and improve the symptoms of lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH). Materials and Methods: Two hundred nine men with LUTS/BPH with storage symptoms (International Prostate Symptom Score [IPSS] ≥12; storage symptoms ≥4) were randomly assigned in a prospective, multicentered, and single-blind fashion to either the control group (alfuzosin 10 mg, once daily) or the combined group (alfuzosin 10 mg, once daily, and propiverine 10 mg, once daily) for 2 months. IPSS, maximal urinary flow rate (Qmax), and postvoid residual volume (PVR) were used to grade symptoms, side effects, and the impact on quality of life (QoL) at the start of the study and after 1 and 2 months. Results: There were no significant differences in patient background, including age, prostate size, Qmax, and PVR, between the control group and the combined group. In the combined group, the IPSS total score and the IPSS storage symptom score were significantly improved compared with the control group. The IPSS voiding symptom score, QoL, Qmax, and PVR did not differ significantly. There were no serious side effects in either group. Conclusions: Management with an α1-receptor antagonist combined with a low-dose anticholinergic improved the total score and storage symptom score of the IPSS compared with α1-receptor antagonist only group without causing serious side effects. This initial combination medication can be considered an effective and safe treatment modality for LUTS/BPH patients with storage symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-278
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr

Keywords

  • Cholinergic antagonists
  • Propiverine
  • Prostatic hyperplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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