Alpha Blocker May Enhance Ureteral Stone Expulsion
The study consists of 61 patients divided into two groups. Group 1 included 31 patients who received diclofenac (75 mg on demand). Group 2 included 30 patients who received doxazosin 4 mg daily in addition to the diclofenac treatment. The expulsion rate was significantly higher in group 2 than group 1 (93.3% vs. 60.9%), and group 2 had cleared stones more quickly (5.39 vs. 8.37 days).
The researchers reported their findings at the 22nd European Association of Urology Congress in Berlin.