Imidafenacin for treatment of overactive bladder and urgent urinary incontinence: the results of open-label multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date



Urologiia (Moscow, Russia : 1999)






imidafenacin; overactive bladder; urgent urinary incontinence


INTRODUCTION: The analysis of the results of a multicenter, open, randomized comparative phase III clinical trial on the use of imidafenacin for treating patients with OAB was carried out. A clinical study was conducted according to GCP standards in 12 urological centers of the Russian Federation with the support of company AO "R-Pharm". MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 296 patients (men and women) aged from 18 to 65 years with OAB and urgent urinary incontinence were included in the study. All patients were randomized into two groups. In Group 1 (n=148) patients received -cholinoblocker imidafenacin 1 tablet (0,1 mg) twice a day. Group 2 patients (n=148) were prescribed a comparison drug tolterodine 1 tablet (2 mg) twice a day, as well. The duration of treatment was 12 weeks. RESULTS: The analysis of results showed a significant decrease in the OAB symptoms in both groups. In Group 1 a decrease of episodes of urge urinary incontinence was more pronounce compared to Group 2, as well as amount of day-time and night-time of episodes of urge urinary incontinence by the 2nd, 4th, 8th and 12th weeks of treatment in comparison with baseline scores. There were no differences between two groups in the severity of reducing average urinary frequency per day. Reducing the severity of urinary disturbances in patients of both groups was accompanied by an improvement in the quality of life. There was a significant and similar decrease in the average total score of both OAB Awareness Tool and EQ-5D questionnaires. Tolerability of treatment was satisfactory in both groups and there were no differences in the adverse events in Group 1 and 2. CONCLUSION: Imidafenacin showed high clinical efficacy for treating patients with OAB, which is not inferior, and in some values, is superior in comparison to tolterodine. Both drugs had a similar safety and tolerability profile.