An observational study of the use of beclomethasone dipropionate suppositories in the treatment of lower urinary tract inflammation in men

Giorgio Bozzini, Marco Provenzano, Nicolò Buffi, Mauro Seveso, Giovanni Lughezzani, Giorgio Guazzoni, Alberto Mandressi, Gianluigi Taverna

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Abstract

Background: Nonbacterial prostatitis, together with chronic pelvic pain syndrome, accounts for 90-95 % of prostatitis cases. Anti-inflammatory medications are commonly used to reduce storage/inflammatory symptoms that can deteriorate quality of life. The purpose of this study was to observe the efficacy and safety of beclomethasone dipropionate rectal suppositories (Topster®) in inflammations of the lower urinary tract in men. Methods: Patients underwent diagnostic and therapeutic protocols according to current evidence-based practice. Efficacy assessments: voiding parameters, perineal pain, International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), digital rectal examination (DRE). Adverse events and patient compliance were recorded throughout the study. Results: One hundred eighty patients were enrolled, mean age 52 ± 14.97. Most frequent diagnosis: nonbacterial prostatitis (85 %). All patients completed visits 1 and 2. All patients were treated with beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) suppositories, 136/180 also with Serenoa repens (SR) extract. Antibiotics were rarely required. 162/180 patients presented clinically significant improvements and terminated treatment. Mean change vs. baseline in voiding frequency: -3.55 ± 2.70 n/day in patients taking only BDP and -3.68 ± 2.81 n/day in those taking both BDP and SR (P

Original languageEnglish
Article number25
JournalBMC Urology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 8 2016

Keywords

  • Beclomethasone dipropionate
  • Lower urinary tract inflammation
  • Nonbacterial prostatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urology

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