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Effects of Tamsulosin 0.4mg on Clinical Outcomes in Korean Men With Severe Symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2011 by Samsung Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: July 26, 2011
Last updated: July 30, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of tamsulosin 0.4mg (Harnal® D. 0.2mg, 2T) with tamsulosin 0.2mg (Harnal® D 0.2mg, 1T) in patients with severe symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia as a first line therapy.

Condition Intervention
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Drug: Tamsulosin 0.4mg
Drug: Tamsulosin 0.2mg

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Tamsulosin 0.4mg on Clinical Outcomes in Korean Men With Severe Symptomatic BPH

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Further study details as provided by Samsung Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes of the total International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) score from baseline to 12 weeks of treatment in patients with severe symptomatic BPH refractory to tamsulosin 0.2mg (Harnal® 0.2mg, 1T) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks of treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes of maximal flow rate and post-voided residual urine volume after 4 and 12 weeks treatment. [ Time Frame: 4 weeks and 12 weeks of treatment ]
  • Changes of parameters in voiding diary after 4 and 12 weeks treatment. [ Time Frame: 4 weeks and 12 weeks of treatment ]

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: July 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Tamsulosin 0.4mg Drug: Tamsulosin 0.4mg
Treatment: tamsulosin 0.2mg (2T) /day Posology: two 0.2 mg tablet to be taken after an evening meal.
Active Comparator: tamsulosin 0.2mg Drug: Tamsulosin 0.2mg
tamsulosin 0.2mg (1T) /day Posology: one tablet to be taken after an evening meal.


Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Severe LUTS : IPSS ≥ 20

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Post voided residual urine ≥ 150mL
  • Patients performing catheterization
  • Urinary tract infection patients
  • Patients taking 5 alpha reductase inhibitor
  • Known hypersensitivity to tamsulosin
  • History of postural hypotension or syncope
  • Hypertension patients treated with other alpha1-blockers
  • Patients newly taking anticholinergic medication within 1 month
  • Hepatic insufficiency (AST/ALT ≥ 2 times of normal range)
  • Renal insufficiency (s-Cr ≥ 2mg/dL)
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sung Won Lee MD, Ph.D, Samsung Medical Center Identifier: NCT01404637     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-02-052
Study First Received: July 26, 2011
Last Updated: July 30, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Hyperplasia
Pathologic Processes
Prostatic Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Adrenergic alpha-1 Receptor Antagonists
Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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