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Update - Men with SUI may benefit from duloxetine treatment

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VOL: 102, ISSUE: 42, PAGE NO: 41

A small study has suggested that duloxetine can be used to treat men with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) following prostatectomy or cystectomy.

A small study has suggested that duloxetine can be used to treat men with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) following prostatectomy or cystectomy.

Duloxetine is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor and is currently licensed for the treatment of moderate SUI in women.

In this German study 20 male patients who had prostate or bladder surgery were given duloxetine 40mg twice a day for an average of nine weeks. All participants all had a three-week history of SUI despite a programme of pelvic floor exercises. They experienced a reduction in their average pad usage from 8 to 4.2 a day. Seven were completely dry or used only one pad a day. Most patients experienced mild side-effects from the drug and six discontinued the treatment because the side-effects were so severe.

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