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what are some drugs for nocturnal enuresis?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
DDAVP, (desmopressin) imipramine, +: Ddavp or desmopressin is a synthetic anti-diuretic hormone , which if take at night should reduce volume of nocturnal urine production. Imipramine (tofranil) can reduce depth of sleep + slightly increase functional bladder capacity. Oxybutinin er, Detrol la, vesicare (solifenacin) are all meds which increase functional bladder capacity.Please note that most effective treatment, in long run is an enuresis alarm.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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There are a few ...: Involuntary bedwetting while asleep is common in childhood - persisting into adulthood in up to 1% of cases. Most children by age 7 will be dry at night and so an expectant approach is reasonable. Persisting symptoms causing distress and not amenable to non-drug measures (behavioural strategy / alarms) may be treated with Desmopressin as firstline. Imipramine can have a role. Oxybutynin as adjunct
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Not really: Two different issues. A thorough evaluation is in order.

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