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Medications for Overactive Bladder

Drugs associated with Overactive Bladder

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Overactive Bladder: Overactive bladder is a problem with bladder storage function that causes a sudden urge to urinate. The urge may be difficult to suppress, and overactive bladder can lead to the involuntary loss of urine (incontinence).

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
VESIcare Rx C N 56 reviews
5.0

Generic name: solifenacin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Urispas Rx B N X 1 review
3.0

Generic name: flavoxate systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
trospium Rx C N X 20 reviews
7.0

Generic name: trospium systemic

Brand names:  Sanctura, Sanctura XR

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Toviaz Rx C N 31 reviews
5.0

Generic name: fesoterodine systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
tolterodine Rx C N X 27 reviews
7.0

Generic name: tolterodine systemic

Brand names:  Detrol LA, Detrol

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
tamsulosin Off Label Rx B N X 23 reviews
5.0

Generic name: tamsulosin systemic

Brand name:  Flomax

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
solifenacin Rx C N 61 reviews
6.0

Generic name: solifenacin systemic

Brand name:  VESIcare

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Sanctura XR Rx C N X 3 reviews
8.0

Generic name: trospium systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Sanctura Rx C N X 15 reviews
7.0

Generic name: trospium systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Oxytrol for Women OTC B N X 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: oxybutynin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Oxytrol Rx B N X 38 reviews
7.0

Generic name: oxybutynin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
oxybutynin Rx/OTC B N X 103 reviews
6.0

Generic name: oxybutynin systemic

Brand names:  Ditropan, Ditropan XL, Oxytrol, Oxytrol for Women, Gelnique, Anturol

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
onabotulinumtoxinA Rx C N 41 reviews
6.0

Generic name: onabotulinumtoxinA systemic

Brand name:  Botox

Drug class: skeletal muscle relaxants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Myrbetriq Rx C N 56 reviews
6.0

Generic name: mirabegron systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
mirabegron Rx C N 66 reviews
6.0

Generic name: mirabegron systemic

Brand name:  Myrbetriq

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Gelnique Rx B N X 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: oxybutynin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Flomax Off Label Rx B N X 9 reviews
4.0

Generic name: tamsulosin systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
flavoxate Rx B N X 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: flavoxate systemic

Brand name:  Urispas

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
fesoterodine Rx C N 31 reviews
5.0

Generic name: fesoterodine systemic

Brand name:  Toviaz

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Enablex Rx C N 11 reviews
7.0

Generic name: darifenacin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Ditropan XL Rx B N X 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: oxybutynin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ditropan Rx B N X 13 reviews
4.0

Generic name: oxybutynin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Detrol LA Rx C N X 10 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tolterodine systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Detrol Rx C N X 13 reviews
7.0

Generic name: tolterodine systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
darifenacin Rx C N 11 reviews
7.0

Generic name: darifenacin systemic

Brand name:  Enablex

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
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Alternative treatments for Overactive Bladder

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Overactive Bladder. 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 Overactive Bladder.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Bladder Hyperactivity; Chronic overactivity of the bladder; Detrusor hyperreflexia; Detrusor instability; Incontinence, Urge; Irritable Bladder; OAB; Spasmodic Bladder; Unstable Bladder; Urge Incontinence; Urinary Frequency

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