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Can you tell me if there is something to help an overactive bladder + alcohol?

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Dr. Michael Louie
Urology 19 years experience
Yes: You can either avoid alcohol for about a month, drink plenty of water, and perhaps your bladder will regain its lining. Medication: OTC urinary bladder infection medications like AZO. Another option is to take anticholinergics such as oxybutynin or tolterodine.

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Can you suggest something to help an overactive bladder + alcohol?

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Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
EtOH = diuretic: Since alcohal is a diuretic and accelerates urine production, it is logical that you should avoid alcohal if you have an "overactive" bladder. Plus, there is a lot of data coming out now that should dispel the the current recommendation that alittle bit of alcohal (eg a glass or two of wine daily) is beneficial - in fact, we should all probably avoid alcohal completely.

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