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I heard some drugs help you with stress incontinence. Will my doctor prescribe them offlabel?
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Urge incontinence
Medications usually help with urge incontinence which is caused by an overactive bladder or bladder spasms.
Stress incontinence is caused by a weakness of tissue under the urethra. Medications are not usually used to treat stress incontinence. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist, or urologist Resources: www.voicespfd.org

In brief: Urge incontinence
Medications usually help with urge incontinence which is caused by an overactive bladder or bladder spasms.
Stress incontinence is caused by a weakness of tissue under the urethra. Medications are not usually used to treat stress incontinence. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist, or urologist Resources: www.voicespfd.org
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Sudafed,or ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)
Can help to tighten bladder neck.
Anticholinergics eg oxybutinin er, Detrol or vesicare (solifenacin) relax bladder musculature and may help. U should try kegel exercises 5x/day ; squeezing ball between knees. Consider seeing uro-gynecologist or urologist. Urethral slings or bladder neck suspensions are extremely effective procedures. Former is simple op operation with minimal morbidity. Pessaries work for some.

In brief: Sudafed,or ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)
Can help to tighten bladder neck.
Anticholinergics eg oxybutinin er, Detrol or vesicare (solifenacin) relax bladder musculature and may help. U should try kegel exercises 5x/day ; squeezing ball between knees. Consider seeing uro-gynecologist or urologist. Urethral slings or bladder neck suspensions are extremely effective procedures. Former is simple op operation with minimal morbidity. Pessaries work for some.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Mary Denman
Gynecology
In brief: Unlikely
Though there is a medication approved for stress incontinence in europe, there are none in the United States.
There are non surgical interventions, like kegels, pelvic floor pt, and pessaries, that can treat stress incontinence, as well as surgery if those don't work.

In brief: Unlikely
Though there is a medication approved for stress incontinence in europe, there are none in the United States.
There are non surgical interventions, like kegels, pelvic floor pt, and pessaries, that can treat stress incontinence, as well as surgery if those don't work.
Dr. Mary Denman
Dr. Mary Denman
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