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What medications are available to treat urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Many: For urge incontinence, medications known as anticholinergics are (pills, skin patch or skin gel)are used. Botox (injected into the bladder) is newly fda approved to treat neurogenic urge incontinence (off -label for other urge incontinence). A type of antidepressant known as tricyclic can help urge incontinence. Duloxtine, an antidepressant, can improve symptoms of stress incontinence.
Answered on Apr 15, 2016
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Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
As noted by Dr Elser, incontinence comes in many forms: Stress, Urge, Overflow, or a mix of these. Different types respond to different medicines, and some respond better to surgery.
Nov 7, 2011
Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience in Gynecology
If you have overactive bladder try taking your medication at bedtime to reduce dry mouth side effect.
Dec 27, 2011

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