In a nutshell
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a long-acting acetaminophen-ibuprofen combination (Paxerol) for the treatment of nocturia associated with overactive bladder (OAB). This study found that Paxerol is a safe and effective treatment option for severe nocturia associated with OAB.
Overactive bladder (OAB) occurs when the bladder muscle is too active. Instead of staying at rest as urine fills the bladder, the bladder contracts. This causes a person to feel a sudden and sometimes overwhelming urge to urinate even when the bladder is not full. When this happens at night it is called nocturia. One treatment for OAB is Paxerol (acetaminophen and ibuprofen).
The safety and effectiveness of Paxerol for treating severe nocturia in OAB are still under investigation.
Methods & findings
This study included 86 patients who had severe nocturia. They were split into four groups. Groups 1-3 had low, medium and high doses of Paxerol. Group 4 had a placebo. Patients were followed up for 30 days.
Groups 1-3 had significantly reduced nocturia compared to group 4. High dose Paxerol also led to a longer uninterrupted sleep as compared to placebo. 10.5% of all patients reported side effects such as urinary infection, nausea or abdominal pain.
The bottom line
This study found that Paxerol is a safe and effective treatment option for severe nocturia associated with OAB.
The fine print
This study had a very short follow-up period. Longer-term studies are needed.
Published By :
Neurourology and urodynamics
Dec 28, 2018
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