Pharmacologic Treatment

Pharmacologic Treatment

For Overactive Bladder

Anticholinergic medications are frequently used to treat symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency and urgency incontinence. They come in several forms: pill by mouth, patch and soon a gel will be available for skin application. They are administered daily or weekly and you need to take them for a few weeks before noticing some improvement in your bladder symptoms. Side effects include but are not limited to dry mouth, dry eyes, constipation, blurry vision, dizziness, irregular heart beat. They are contraindicated if you suffer from certain conditions such as narrow angle glaucoma or a delay in transit of swallowed food in your esophagus or stomach.

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