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Posted by: brian | 2011/01/26

inontinence

how is urge incontinence treated? using drugs only. what effective medicines are there?

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Hi Brian

Urge incontinence is leakage of urine due to bladder muscles that contract inappropriately. It may may result from several causes including infection, inflammation, neurological damage/disease, prostate conditions (in men) and several other potential causes.

Treatment will depend on the cause, but in general medication is most often used. Anticholinergic medicines (i.e. Ditropan, Enablex, etc) are commonly prescribed, but in some cases antispasmodic medications (such as urispas) or even tricyclic antidepressants are prescribed.

Other treatments include certain types of exercises or even surgery.

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2011/01/27

Hi Brian

Urge incontinence is leakage of urine due to bladder muscles that contract inappropriately. It may may result from several causes including infection, inflammation, neurological damage/disease, prostate conditions (in men) and several other potential causes.

Treatment will depend on the cause, but in general medication is most often used. Anticholinergic medicines (i.e. Ditropan, Enablex, etc) are commonly prescribed, but in some cases antispasmodic medications (such as urispas) or even tricyclic antidepressants are prescribed.

Other treatments include certain types of exercises or even surgery.

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