Solifenacin-induced small bowel pseudo-obstruction

Authors

  • Naveen Pemmaraju MD,

    1. Department of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
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  • Leonard S. Feldman MD

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    1. Department of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
    • Department of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 North Wolfe Street, Park 307, Baltimore, MD 21287
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Abstract

An 89-year-old woman was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital with a small bowel obstruction and symptoms of urinary retention. She had been started on solfenacin for bladder overactivity 10 days prior to her presentation. Withdrawal of the solfenacin resulted in a full recovery, which has persisted for greater than 6 months without surgical intervention. This is the first reported case report of small bowel pseudo-obstruction due to solifenacin. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2008;3:176–178. © 2008 Society of Hospital Medicine.

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