PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA (BPH);
TAMSULOSIN WITH AND WITHOUT TOLTERODINE IN PATIENTS HAVING BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA (BPH) WITH IRRITATIVE (OVERACTIVE BLADDER) SYMPTOMS.
Keywords:Tamsulosin, Tolterodine, Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Objectives: To determine the efficacy of tamsulosin with and without tolterodine in patients having benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with irritative (overactive bladder) symptoms. Study Design: Randomized clinical trial. Setting: Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation, Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore. Period: Six months from July to Dec 2017. Patients and Methods: Sixty patients of BPH had irritative (overactive bladder) & obstructive presentation were recruited. Patients were categorized in two groups and were compared for efficacy according to international prostatic symptom scoring while the data analyzed in SPSS 16. Results: Patients with BPH having irritative (overactive bladder) symptoms, after receiving Tamsulosin with Tolterodine, 76.60% (23/30) of patients reported symptomatic improvement whereas only 40.00 % (12/30) of subjects improved with tamsulosine only. Rate of improvement was observed to be higher in individuals with tamsulosine with tolterodine (Group B) than group A (includes tamsulosin only) with statistical significance) chi-square = 8.297; p=0.004). Conclusion: Efficacy of tamsulosin with tolterodine is higher than tamsulosin alone in subjects with BPH had irritative (overactive bladder) & obstructive symptoms.