anticholinergics (Detrol, Ditropan, etc) for urinary symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Some physicians are using anticholinergics (Detrol, Ditropan, etc) for urinary symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Most of us were taught not to use these drugs in men with BPH... due to concerns about urinary retention. But there's no easy way to tell if urinary symptoms are due to BPH or an overactive bladder.

And the risk of urinary retention with these drugs is low... especially in men with good urinary flow rates.

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