ClinicalIn men with acute urinary retention, an alpha blocker is more effective than placebo in increasing their chance of voiding after catheter removal.

In men with acute urinary retention, there was no significant difference between alpha blockers and placebo in the number of men who required recatheterisation after catheter removal.
EconomicIn men with acute urinary retention, alpha blockers are cost-saving over a 6-month period. This evidence has minor limitations bur partial applicability.

From: 13, Treating men with urinary retention

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