Benign prostatic hyperplasia with overactive bladder


Are you going places? Or looking for places to go?
Managing your benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) alone may not be enough.

If you are on BPH therapy and visiting the bathroom frequently, you may have an overactive bladder (OAB).

The immediate need to ‘go’ interrupts your day and night – and it may not be caused by your BPH.

  • Do you have to use the bathroom at least 8 times a day?
  • Do you still wake up 2 or more times each night to use the bathroom?
  • Do you experience a need to use the bathroom immediately (urinary urgency)?

If these symptoms disrupt your day and night, you may also have a condition called OAB.

About the COURAGE Study
A clinical research study is testing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug in men on BPH therapy experiencing OAB symptoms. The investigational drug is compared with a placebo. A placebo looks exactly like the investigational drug but contains no active medication. Over 1,000 participants in over 135 study centres across North America and Europe are expected to take part in the COURAGE Study.

Can I take part?
To determine whether you are eligible to take part in the COURAGE Study, you will be invited to visit a study centre to undergo medical tests and assessments. If eligible, you will be asked to return to the study centre 10 more times to undergo further tests. You will be asked to take either the investigational drug or placebo every day for 26 weeks.

What happens at the end of the study?
At the end of 26 weeks, you may be able to join a 28-week extension period, during which you will receive the investigational drug only. If you do not join the extension study, you will receive a telephone call from the study team 3 weeks after your last dose of the study drug to check on your overall health and well-being.

I want to apply to this clinical study


For more information, contact us at
581 477-3439 (Québec), 819 346-2887 (Sherbrooke), 819 260-1172 (Victoriaville)
or at 1-844-739-3439 (toll free), or fill the online form.

The study process in pictures


Step 1 | Before starting the study, we will take time to fully explain the selection process and the conduct of the study by phone.


Step 2 | After the initial phone interview, if you are still interested in taking part in a study, we schedule a preliminary meeting with you during which you may ask all the questions you wish and take the time you require to read over the consent form. This form explains, in detail, the different stages of each study.


Step 3 | You may make a decision at that time to move forward with or terminate the selection process. However, you are under no obligation to make an immediate decision. Based on briefing content, you may take the time necessary to come to a decision and consult with your personal physician or loved ones.


Step 4 | Depending on the nature of the study, some tests or medical examinations may be required. In the majority of cases, these tests or examinations are conducted on Diex Research premises based on your individual availability.


Step 5 | If you are eligible, you may then begin a clinical study with us.