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What should you do if you suspect drugs are making urinary incontinence worse?

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If you suspect any drugs are making incontinence worse, don't stop taking the medication on your own. Talk to your doctor. He may be able to switch or adjust the medication to relieve these symptoms. In some cases, the medication's benefit may be worth the increase in incontinence symptoms. If so, work with your doctor to find other ways to ease those symptoms.

SOURCES: AGS Foundation for Health and Aging: "Aging in the Know: Urinary Incontinence." Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH, urologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Kershaw, N. and Schmall, V. , A Pacific Northwest Extension Publication, Oregon State University, 1993. National Association for Continence: "FAQ 1: Can Medications I Take Affect My Bladder or Bowel Control?" "FAQ 2: Can My Diet Affect My Bladder Control?" National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Your Medicines and Bladder Control." Managing Urinary Incontinence for Healthy Aging

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 09, 2019

SOURCES: AGS Foundation for Health and Aging: "Aging in the Know: Urinary Incontinence." Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH, urologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Kershaw, N. and Schmall, V. , A Pacific Northwest Extension Publication, Oregon State University, 1993. National Association for Continence: "FAQ 1: Can Medications I Take Affect My Bladder or Bowel Control?" "FAQ 2: Can My Diet Affect My Bladder Control?" National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Your Medicines and Bladder Control." Managing Urinary Incontinence for Healthy Aging

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 09, 2019

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