A clinical investigation of the mechanism of loxoprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, for patients with nocturia

Tohru Araki, Teruhiko Yokoyama, Motoo Araki, Seiji Furuya

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Abstract

We previously reported the effectiveness of loxoprofen sodium (loxoprofen), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, for patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) complaining of nocturia. In this study, we explored the mechanism of loxoprofen in the treatment of nocturia. Fifty-six patients complaining of nocturia were enrolled. They took a single 60-mg tablet of loxoprofen at bedtime for 14 days. The effects of this treatment were assessed by bladder diaries. Nocturia improved (nocturia decreased ≥1 void/night) in 40 patients (71.4%). Nocturnal urine volume was reduced in 31 of 40 (77.5%) without nocturnal single-void volume increase. Nocturnal single-void volume increased in 4 of 40 (10.0%) without nocturnal urine volume reduction. Two of 40 (5.0%) demonstrated both nocturnal urine volume reduction and nocturnal single-void volume increase. Three (7.5%) were exceptions to the above. In conclusion, the main mechanism of loxoprofen is the reduction of nocturnal urine volume for the treatment of nocturia and the second mechanism is the increased bladder capacity. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Article number3
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume62
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Loxoprofen
  • NSAID
  • Nocturia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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