Solifenacin-induced small bowel pseudo-obstruction

Naveen Pemmaraju, Leonard S. Feldman

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-178
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hospital Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2008


  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction
  • Small bowel obstruction
  • Solifenacin
  • Urinary retention
  • Vesicare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Internal Medicine
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Health Policy
  • Care Planning
  • Assessment and Diagnosis


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