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Why do men with urinary incontinence need to watch out for medication side effects?

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Make sure your doctor knows about every medicine and supplement you use. Some can cause or worsen urinary incontinence. Some antidepressants, sedatives, diuretics, and even cold and allergy medicines may trigger problems.

SOURCES :

FamilyDoctor.org: "Urinary Incontinence: Bladder Training."

eMedicine Health: "Incontinence."

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, John P. Wolf 33° Masonic Distinguished Professor of Urology, associate professor and vice chair of the department of urology, University of Kansas.

National Institute on Aging: "Challenging Issues: Special Issues for Family Care."

NIDDK: "Urinary Incontinence in Men."

Nygaard, I. , 2009. The Cochrane Library

Anthony R. Stone, MB, ChB, professor of medicine, vice chair of urology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento.

Edward James Wright, MD, assistant professor of urology, Johns Hopkins Medical School; director of neurology and chief of urology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore.

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

SOURCES :

FamilyDoctor.org: "Urinary Incontinence: Bladder Training."

eMedicine Health: "Incontinence."

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, John P. Wolf 33° Masonic Distinguished Professor of Urology, associate professor and vice chair of the department of urology, University of Kansas.

National Institute on Aging: "Challenging Issues: Special Issues for Family Care."

NIDDK: "Urinary Incontinence in Men."

Nygaard, I. , 2009. The Cochrane Library

Anthony R. Stone, MB, ChB, professor of medicine, vice chair of urology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento.

Edward James Wright, MD, assistant professor of urology, Johns Hopkins Medical School; director of neurology and chief of urology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore.

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

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