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What drugs can cause urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Some high blood pressure medications (eg hytrin) affect urethral tone and cause incontinence.
Diurectics cause the bladder to fill quickly & can aggravate incontinence (but should not be stopped w/o dr's ok). Muscle relaxants can aggravate incontinence. And certain medications such as for myasthenia gravis can affect bladder function. Any drug that worsens constipation can worsen bladder function.

In brief: Many

Some high blood pressure medications (eg hytrin) affect urethral tone and cause incontinence.
Diurectics cause the bladder to fill quickly & can aggravate incontinence (but should not be stopped w/o dr's ok). Muscle relaxants can aggravate incontinence. And certain medications such as for myasthenia gravis can affect bladder function. Any drug that worsens constipation can worsen bladder function.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Long list

Diuretics, medicines for urinary retention cause overflow incontinence, sleeping pills, narcotics, antidepressants.
... Best way is to check with pharmacist the list of possible side effects on each medicine. Besides meds. There are many other causes of urinary incontinence.

In brief: Long list

Diuretics, medicines for urinary retention cause overflow incontinence, sleeping pills, narcotics, antidepressants.
... Best way is to check with pharmacist the list of possible side effects on each medicine. Besides meds. There are many other causes of urinary incontinence.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology

In brief: Long list

That is tough to answer in this small area.
Here is a good summary http://www.merckbooks.com/mmha/pdf/table2_excerpt.pdf

In brief: Long list

That is tough to answer in this small area.
Here is a good summary http://www.merckbooks.com/mmha/pdf/table2_excerpt.pdf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Amit Patel
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Diuretics commonly

Diuretics are the most common medications that can cause urinary incontinence.

In brief: Diuretics commonly

Diuretics are the most common medications that can cause urinary incontinence.
Dr. Amit Patel
Dr. Amit Patel
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