Tamsulosin and Kidney Stone

PGY1 PGY2 PGY3 PGY4 Urology

There are 3 recent studies regarding this subject:

  1. Hollingsworth et al. Alpha blockers for treatment of ureteric stones: systematic review and meta-analysis.
    The greatest benefit might be among those with larger stones.
  2. Wang RC et al. Effect of Tamsulosin on Stone Passage for Ureteral Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
    Tamsulosin significantly improves stone passage in patients with larger stones
  3. Pourmand et al. Tamsulosin for urolithiasis: a review of the recent literature and current controversies.
    Tamsulosin may also increase patient satisfaction by reducing the invasive treatment and decreasing the time to stone passage.