TITLE

Review: Drugs do not improve symptoms in urinary urge incontinence and may have side effects

PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 139 Issue 3, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses whether drug therapy is effective for urinary urge incontinence (UI). Original English-language studies have been selected if they were randomized placebo-controlled trials of drug therapies other than hormone therapy in patients with UI confirmed by urodynamic assessment and outcomes included subjective improvement, results of a urodynamic evaluation, or adverse effects. 47 trials met the selection criteria, but 11 trials of terodiline were excluded from analysis because it was withdrawn from the market. Flavoxate had no effect on symptoms in 1 of 1 trial or adverse effects in 2 of 2 trials.
ACCESSION #
11533517

 

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