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Medications for Urinary Incontinence

Drugs associated with Urinary Incontinence

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

What is 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.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
oxybutynin Rx/OTC B N X 33 reviews
6.0

Generic name: oxybutynin systemic

Brand names:  Ditropan, Oxytrol, Ditropan XL, Gelnique

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
VESIcare Rx C N 26 reviews
7.0

Generic name: solifenacin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Detrol LA Rx C N X 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tolterodine systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Myrbetriq Rx C N 16 reviews
5.0

Generic name: mirabegron systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Ditropan Rx B N X 4 reviews
5.0

Generic name: oxybutynin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Enablex Rx C N 7 reviews
5.0

Generic name: darifenacin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Toviaz Rx C N 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: fesoterodine systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Detrol Rx C N X 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: tolterodine systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Oxytrol Rx B N X 12 reviews
8.0

Generic name: oxybutynin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ditropan XL Rx B N X Add review
4.0

Generic name: oxybutynin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Sanctura XR Rx C N X 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: trospium systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Levsin SL Rx C N X 1 review
10

Generic name: hyoscyamine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
tolterodine Rx C N X 8 reviews
5.0

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

 
Gelnique Rx B N X 1 review
5.0

Generic name: oxybutynin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
amitriptyline Rx C N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: amitriptyline systemic

Drug class: tricyclic antidepressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
hyoscyamine Rx C N X 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: hyoscyamine systemic

Brand names:  Levsin SL, Anaspaz, Levsin, Levbid, HyoMax, Hyosyne, A-Spaz, Colidrops, Cystospaz, Ed-Spaz, HyoMax DT, HyoMax FT, HyoMax SL, HyoMax SR, Hyospaz, IB-Stat, Levsinex, Levsinex SR, NuLev, Oscimin, Spasdel, Symax Duotab, Symax FasTab, Symax SL, Symax SR

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Sanctura Rx C N X 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: trospium systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Anaspaz Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: hyoscyamine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
solifenacin Rx C N 28 reviews
7.0

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

 
trospium Rx C N X 10 reviews
7.0

Generic name: trospium systemic

Brand names:  Sanctura XR, Sanctura

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
mirabegron Rx C N 17 reviews
5.0

Generic name: mirabegron systemic

Brand name:  Myrbetriq

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Botox Rx C N 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: onabotulinumtoxinA systemic

Drug class: skeletal muscle relaxants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
duloxetine Off Label Rx C N X 4 reviews
4.0

Generic name: duloxetine systemic

Drug class: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
fesoterodine Rx C N 3 reviews
6.0

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

 
Levsin Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: hyoscyamine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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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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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, Weak; Incontinence; Weak Bladder

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