Updated 23 April 2015

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Decongestant medication may cause incontinence by tightening the urinary sphincter, causing retention of urine and eventually overflow incontinence.

This is typical in decongestants containing pseudoephedrine (i.e. Sinumax and Flusin). Loratidine-containing decongestants (Clarinese and Adco-Loratidine) do not have any bladder effects.

Visit our Incontinence Centre for more on managing this condition.


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