Prostatic Hyperplasia | Safety and Efficacy of 0.5mg Dutasteride and 0.4mg Tamsulosin Combination Once Daily for Six Months for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Prostatic Hyperplasia research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

Open-label, 6 month-treatment with the IP in all subjects. - Sample size: A total of 90 subjects will be enrolled so that among them at least 57 will complete the 6-month treatment period and evaluable for analysis. -Primary objective: To assess the safety of 0.5 mg dutasteride/0.4 mg tamsulosin combination therapy for six month in BPH patients by monitoring category, frequency and severity of adverse events encountered during the treatment period. -Secondary objective: To assess the efficacy of 0.5 mg dutasteride/0.4 mg tamsulosin combination therapy with regard to symptom improvement in BPH patients by monitoring and analyzing of changes in IPSS and Qmax after 6 months of treatment.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: Male, age ≥ 50 years. Clinical diagnosis of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) . International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) ≥ 12 Prostate volume ≥30 ml (transrectal ultrasonography). Total serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) ≥1.5 ng/mL and ≤10 ng/mL. Free-to-total PSA ratio > 20% Maximum flow rate (Qmax) >5 mL/sec and ≤15 mL/sec and post-void residual volume of < 150 mL Willing and able to give written informed consent and comply with study procedures throughout study Able to swallow and retain oral medication Able to express personal thought and feeling Ability to read and comprehend information on the Sexual Function Inventory Exclusion Criteria: History or evidence of prostate cancer (e.g. positive biopsy or ultrasound, suspicious digital rectal examination). Previous prostatic surgery (TURP, balloon dilatation, thermotherapy and stent replacement) or other invasive procedures to treat BPH. History of flexible/rigid cystoscopy or other instrumentation of the urethra within past 7 days History of acute urine retention (AUR) within past 3 months. Any causes other than BPH result in urinary symptoms or changes in flow rate (e.g. neurogenic bladder, bladder neck contracture, urethral stricture, bladder malignancy, acute or chronic prostatitis, acute or chronic urinary tract infections). History of breast cancer or clinical finding suggestive of malignancy. Use of any 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor (e.g. Proscar®, Propecia®), drugs with antiandrogenic properties (e.g. spironolactone, flutamide, bicalutamide, cimetidine, ketoconazole, progestational agents), drugs which induce gynecomastia or drugs which affect prostate volume, within past 6 months and throughout the study (other than as study medication). Do not use dutasteride within past 12 months. Do not use metronidazole for a long time. Concurrent use of anabolic steroids (eg. Durabolin®). Use of phytotherapy (eg: Tadenan®, Permixon®, etc) for BPH within 2 weeks of screening visit and/or predicted to need phytotherapy during the study. Use of any alpha-adrenoreceptor blockers (i.e. indoramin, prazosin, terazosin, tamsulosin, alfuzosin and doxazosin) within 2 weeks of screening visit and/or predicted to need any alpha blockers other than tamsulosin during the study. Use of any alpha-adrenoreceptor agonists (e.g. pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, ephedrine) or anticholinergics (e.g. oxybutynin, propantheline) or cholinergics (e.g. bethanecol chloride) within 48 hours prior to all uroflowmetry assessments. Hypersensitivity to any alpha-/beta-adrenoreceptor blocker or 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, or other chemically-related drugs. Concurrent use of drugs known or thought to have an interaction with tamsulosin and dutasteride. History of hepatic impairment or abnormal liver function tests at screening (defined ALT, AST, and/or alkaline phosphatase >2 times the upper limit of normal, or total bilirubin >1.5 times the upper limit of normal). History of renal insufficiency, or serum creatinine >1.5 times the upper limit of normal at screening. History of malignancies other than basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin within the past 5 years. Subjects with a prior malignancy who have had no evidence of disease for at least 5 years prior to screening are eligible. Any unstable, serious co-existing medical condition(s) including, but not limited to, myocardial infarction, coronary bypass surgery, unstable angina, cardiac arrhythmias, clinically evident congestive heart failure, or cerebrovascular accident within past 6 months; medically uncontrollable diabetes or peptic ulcer disease History of postural hypotension, dizziness, vertigo or any signs and symptoms of orthostasis, which in judgments of investigator, could be exacerbated by tamsulosin History of unsuccessful treatment with tamsulosin or 'first dose' hypotensive episode on initiation of alpha-1-adrenoreceptor antagonist therapy. History of unsuccessful treatment with finasteride or dutasteride. Willing to have a child during the treatment period or within 6 months thereafter Having female partner who is a pregnant woman or in child-bearing age and refuse to use condom for sexual protection Willing to donate blood during treatment period or within 6 months thereafter. History or current evidence of drug or alcohol abuse within past 12 months. History of any illness might confound the results of the study or poses additional risk to the patient. Participation in investigational or marketed drug trial within 30 days preceding the screening visit and/or during the study treatment

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Prostatic Hyperplasia

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Drug:Dutasteride/Tamsulosin0.5 mg dutasteride/ 0.4 mg tamsulosin once daily for the duration of 180 day -treatment

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Combodart/DuodartSingle arm testing the efficacy/safety of the combinnation of Dutasteride/Tamsulosin

Study Status


Start Date: June 29, 2012

Completed Date: March 20, 2015

Phase: Phase 4

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Number of Participants With Any On-treatment Adverse Events (AEs) or Any Serious Adverse Event (SAEs) and Treatment-related AEs

Secondary Outcome: Change From Baseline in the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) at Month 6

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: GSK Clinical Trials

Lead Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline


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