Double-blind, placebo-controlled study of magnesium hydroxide for treatment of sensory urgency and detrusor inst ability: Preliminary results

David Gordon, Asnat Groutz, Jessica Ascher-Landsberg, Joseph B. Lessing, Menachem P. David, Olga Razz

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Abstract

In a prospective, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study 40 women with sensory urgency or detrusor instability randomly received either magnesium hydroxide (group A) or placebo (group B). Pre- and post-treatment symptoms, frequency-volume charts and cystometry results were compared. Eleven of 20 patients receiving magnesium (55%) reported a subjective improvement of their urinary symptoms, compared with five patients taking placebo (20%) In both study groups there was no statistically significant difference in pre- and posttreatment urodynamic parameters in those reporting symptomatic improvement. Magnesium was well tolerated by patients in group A, and no side effects were reported. These results suggest that magnesium hydroxide may be beneficial for detrusor instability or sensory urgency in women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-669
Number of pages3
JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume105
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1998

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