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What medications are available to treat urinary incontinence?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
11 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Patrick Weix
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.
Dr. Scott Kramer
If you have overactive bladder try taking your medication at bedtime to reduce dry mouth side effect.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Plenty

Their names are..
.Oxybutinin, detrol, vesicare, (solifenacin) enablex, uroxatral but many other like antihistamines and vasoconstrictors, antidepressants etc, . Consider that urinary incontinence is frustrating and needs an urologic or gyneo-urologic evaluation to consider other options.

In brief: Plenty

Their names are..
.Oxybutinin, detrol, vesicare, (solifenacin) enablex, uroxatral but many other like antihistamines and vasoconstrictors, antidepressants etc, . Consider that urinary incontinence is frustrating and needs an urologic or gyneo-urologic evaluation to consider other options.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Take Rx @ Bedtime

If you have overactive bladder try taking your medication (bladder muscle relaxant) at bedtime to reduce dry mouth side effect.
Give new prescription at least 3 weeks to evaluate benefits, which continue to improve by 3 months. Also learn bladder drill exercises to reprogram your bladder: when urge strikes, stop, quickly do 5 kegel squeeze & releases, and finish with deep breath. Did urge pass?

In brief: Take Rx @ Bedtime

If you have overactive bladder try taking your medication (bladder muscle relaxant) at bedtime to reduce dry mouth side effect.
Give new prescription at least 3 weeks to evaluate benefits, which continue to improve by 3 months. Also learn bladder drill exercises to reprogram your bladder: when urge strikes, stop, quickly do 5 kegel squeeze & releases, and finish with deep breath. Did urge pass?
Dr. Scott Kramer
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Urodynamics

We do a urodynamic test on all women reporting urinary incontinence that is bothersome.
Frequently there is anatomic problems from childbearing that are mixed with bladder muscle spasm as the cause. The anatomy can be fixed, yet muscle problems may remain. They respond to physical therapy, neocontrol treatment. Medications can help but only treat symptoms rather than fixing the problem.

In brief: Urodynamics

We do a urodynamic test on all women reporting urinary incontinence that is bothersome.
Frequently there is anatomic problems from childbearing that are mixed with bladder muscle spasm as the cause. The anatomy can be fixed, yet muscle problems may remain. They respond to physical therapy, neocontrol treatment. Medications can help but only treat symptoms rather than fixing the problem.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TheraPy

Pelvic and continence wellness therapy is also a great option with or without meds.

In brief: TheraPy

Pelvic and continence wellness therapy is also a great option with or without meds.
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multipollen extract

Multipollen extract if taken at night relaxes bladder completely so there is no incontinence try this first for 6 weeks if no relief go on prescription meds.

In brief: Multipollen extract

Multipollen extract if taken at night relaxes bladder completely so there is no incontinence try this first for 6 weeks if no relief go on prescription meds.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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