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Urinary Incontinence Medications

Definition of Urinary Incontinence:

Incontinence is the inability to control the passage of urine. This can range from an occasional leakage of urine, to a complete inability to hold any urine.

The three main types of urinary incontinence are:

Stress incontinence -- occurs during certain activities like coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise.

Stress incontinence is a bladder storage problem in which the strength of the muscles (urethral sphincter) that help control urination is reduced. The sphincter is not able to prevent urine flow when there is increased pressure from the abdomen.

Stress incontinence may occur as a result of weakened pelvic muscles that support the bladder and urethra or because of a malfunction of the urethral sphincter.

Treatment for stress incontinence may include behavioral changes, medication, pelvic floor muscle training or surgery.

Urge incontinence -- involves a strong, sudden need to urinate followed by instant bladder contraction and involuntary loss of urine. You don't have enough time between when you recognize the need to urinate and when you actually do urinate.

In most cases of urge incontinence, no specific cause can be identified.Although urge incontinence may occur in anyone at any age, it is more common in women and the elderly.

Treatment for urge incontinence may include medication, retraining, and surgery.

Mixed incontinence -- contains components of both stress and urge incontinence.

Drugs associated with Urinary Incontinence

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Urinary Incontinence. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

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Anaspaz (Pro, More...)
generic name: hyoscyamine class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics
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Botox (Pro, More...)
generic name: onabotulinumtoxinA class: skeletal muscle relaxants
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Detrol (Pro, More...)
generic name: tolterodine class: urinary antispasmodics
2 reviews
   
5.5
Detrol LA (Pro, More...)
generic name: tolterodine class: urinary antispasmodics
2 reviews
   
6.8
Ditropan (Pro, More...)
generic name: oxybutynin class: urinary antispasmodics
4 reviews
   
5.3
Ditropan XL (Pro, More...)
generic name: oxybutynin class: urinary antispasmodics
0 reviews
   
4.5
Elavil (More...)
generic name: amitriptyline class: tricyclic antidepressants
0 reviews
   
7.0
Enablex (Pro, More...)
generic name: darifenacin class: urinary antispasmodics
7 reviews
   
5.3
Gelnique (Pro, More...)
generic name: oxybutynin class: urinary antispasmodics
1 review
   
5.5
Hyosyne (Pro, More...)
generic name: hyoscyamine class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics
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Levbid (More...)
generic name: hyoscyamine class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics
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Levsin (Pro, More...)
generic name: hyoscyamine class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics
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Myrbetriq (Pro, More...)
generic name: mirabegron class: urinary antispasmodics
6 reviews
   
7.0
Oxytrol (Pro, More...)
generic name: oxybutynin class: urinary antispasmodics
7 reviews
   
7.9
Sanctura (Pro, More...)
generic name: trospium class: urinary antispasmodics
4 reviews
   
8.0
Sanctura XR (Pro, More...)
generic name: trospium class: urinary antispasmodics
3 reviews
   
9.0
Toviaz (Pro, More...)
generic name: fesoterodine class: urinary antispasmodics
2 reviews
   
7.5
Urispas (Pro, More...)
generic name: flavoxate class: urinary antispasmodics
0 reviews
   
5.0
Urotrol (More...)
generic name: oxybutynin class: urinary antispasmodics
0 reviews
   
5.5
VESIcare (Pro, More...)
generic name: solifenacin class: urinary antispasmodics
23 reviews
   
7.1
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Alternative treatments for Urinary Incontinence

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Urinary Incontinence. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Urinary Incontinence.

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Synonym(s): Bladder, Weak; Incontinence; Weak Bladder

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