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Tamsulosin is effective for renal colic

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:0-f

Question Is tamsulosin (Flomax) useful in the treatment of renal colic?

Synopsis The medical management of renal colic secondary to stone retention includes the reduction of ureteral oedema and spasm and the prevention of co-infection. α1 adrenergic antagonists reduce ureteral contractions and spasm and may hasten the passage of retained stones. A total of 163 patients presenting to an emergency room in Italy with renal colic were identified; of these, 70 were found …

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