In relieving overactive bladder as standard treatment alone
Combination therapy with Pfizer Incs DETROL® LA (tolterodine tartrate extended release capsules) and an alpha blocker, a standard treatment for enlarged prostate, was twice as effective in relieving overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms as the alpha blocker alone in men with both bladder obstruction and OAB, according to a study published in the October issue of the British Journal of Urology. Six million American men suffer from a combination of a common complication of enlarged prostate called bladder outlet obstruction, which reduces or prevents urine flow, and OAB, a medical condition associated with involuntary contractions of the bladder muscle.
"There is overlap in the symptoms of bladder outlet obstruction and overactive bladder, so current clinical practice entails treating bladder obstruction first, and adding a therapy like DETROL LA only if the man continues to suffer for several months from urgency, frequency and excessive urination at night," said study author Dr. Michael Chancellor, professor of urology at the University of Pittsburgh. "These findings suggest that combination therapy is well tolerated and can be considered for men with or without bladder obstruction."
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