[Comparison of therapeutic effects in severe nocturia: gradual versus immediate drug withdrawal]

Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2010 Mar;12(3):198-200.
[Article in Chinese]


Objective: To investigate possible differences in the prognosis in children with severe nocturia who received different drug withdrawal schedules.

Methods: Ninety-seven children with severe nocturia were randomly assigned to two groups: control (n=47) and observed (n=50). The control group accepted drug withdrawal immediately, while the observed group accepted dose tapering gradually after a 12-week treatment course. The frequency of enuresis was observed three months after complete drug withdrawal.

Results: During the treatment, the frequency of enuresis in all of children from both the control and the observed groups was reduced by over 90%. Forty-six children (92%) from the observed group showed the frequency of enuresis was reduced by over 90%, but 28 children (60%) from the control group (p<0.01) three months after the complete drug withdrawal. There were no significant differences in the adverse effect and the medication compliance between the two groups.

Conclusions: The different schedules of drug withdrawal may lead to different prognosis, and the schedule of gradual drug withdrawal may be superior to the immediate one in children with nocturnal enuresis.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Deamino Arginine Vasopressin / administration & dosage
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nocturnal Enuresis / drug therapy*
  • Nocturnal Enuresis / etiology


  • Deamino Arginine Vasopressin