Tamsulosin and Tadalafil in Relieving Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Related Symptoms- A Comparative Study

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Related Symptoms

Keywords: Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Tadalafil, Tamsulosin


Background: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common neoplastic condition afflicting men and constitutes a major factor impact- ing the health of the male. The present study compared tamsulosin and tadalafil in relieving benign prostatic hyperplasia related symptoms in patients. Subjects and Methods: The present study was conducted at NRI Medical College & Hospital, Chinakakani, Mangalagiri Mandal, Andhra Pradesh from April 2007 to March 2008 on 82 men of >45 years of age with LUTS secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with an IPSS >8. All patients were divided into 2 weeks. In group I, Tadalafil 10 mg once daily with an intervening 4-week period of placebo (P4) wash out followed by Tamsulosin 0.4 mg once daily were administered for a period of 6 weeks and in group II, reverse of it was administered. IPSS scores, Uroflowmetry parameters and International Index of Erectile Function-5 scores were recorded in both groups. Results: Age group 45- 55 years had 12, 55-65 years had 28 and >65 years had 42 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus was present in 4 in group I and 5 in group II, bronchial asthma 5 in group I and 3 in group II, Hypertension was present in 7 in group   I and 9 in group II and both hypertension and diabetes mellitus was present in 10 in group I and 12 in group II. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Mean IPSS total score, IPSS voiding score, IPSS storage score and IPSS QOL score at baseline, 2 weeks and 8 weeks in group I and group II was non- significant (P> 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that both Tadalafil and Tamsulosin improved LUTS and benign prostrate hyperplasia symptoms.


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