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What drugs can treat urinary incontinence?

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If you have trouble holding your pee until you make it to the bathroom, medications known as anticholinergics/antimuscarinics (Detrol, Ditropan XL, Enablex, Oxytrol, Urispas, and Vesicare) can prevent bladder spasms. Oxytrol, Detrol, Ditropan XL, Myrbetriq, and Vesicare also are approved for women with overactive bladder, when the bladder squeezes too often or without warning.

Also, Botox injected into the bladder muscle causes the bladder to relax, increasing its storage capacity and reducing episodes of urinary incontinence. It can be used for adults who do not respond to or can't take medications.

From: Treatment for Urinary Incontinence WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Family Physicians: "Urinary Incontinence: Embarrassing but Treatable." 

Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH, urologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. 

Amy Rosenman, MD, co-author, , urogynecologist, Santa Monica, CA, associate clinical professor, UCLA.  The Incontinence Solution

National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Urge Incontinence." 

Halina Zynczynski, MD, director, division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Magee-Women's Hospital, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. 

American Family Physician: "Selecting Medications for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence." 

National Association for Continence: "Treatment Options for Incontinence." 

American Urological Association: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder (Non-Neurogenic) in Adults: AUA/SUFU Guideline."

Global Library of Women's Medicine. 

Rovner, E. ., 2004;  Rev Urol

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Urinary Incontinence: Embarrassing but Treatable." 

Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH, urologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. 

Amy Rosenman, MD, co-author, , urogynecologist, Santa Monica, CA, associate clinical professor, UCLA.  The Incontinence Solution

National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Urge Incontinence." 

Halina Zynczynski, MD, director, division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Magee-Women's Hospital, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. 

American Family Physician: "Selecting Medications for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence." 

National Association for Continence: "Treatment Options for Incontinence." 

American Urological Association: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder (Non-Neurogenic) in Adults: AUA/SUFU Guideline."

Global Library of Women's Medicine. 

Rovner, E. ., 2004;  Rev Urol

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

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