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Urinary Incontinence Medications

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Vesicare®, Detrusitol®,Betmiga®, Adult

Urinary Incontinence Medications - What is it for

They could be antimuscarinic agents (oxybutynin, solifenacin, and tolterodine), tricyclic antidepressants (imipramine) or β3 adrenergic receptor agonists (mirabegron).

Antimuscarinic agents and β3 adrenergic receptor agonists relax muscles in the bladder, increasing the bladder's ability to hold urine. They also reduce bladder spasms, the urge to pass urine, and the frequency of involuntary urination (incontinence). Dosages are titrated according to the effectiveness of the medication and tolerance level of patients to the side effects.

Urinary Incontinence Medications - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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