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Which medicines can help prevent urinary incontinence?

By Anonymous July 12, 2016 - 10:33am
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Please give names of these medicines and possible side effects.

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Hi Anon

Thank you for reaching out to EmpowHER with your question!

Many women with stress incontinence are able to manage with dietary restrictions and lifestyles changes. Do you have stress incontinence or are you completely incontinent?

There are some medications that can help - these are called Anticholinergic medications . According to the Mayo Clinic, these medications include:

Oxybutynin (Ditropan XL, Oxytrol)
Tolterodine (Detrol)
Darifenacin (Enablex)
Solifenacin (Vesicare)
Trospium (Sanctura)
Fesoterodine (Toviaz)

You can research each one to know of all the pros and cons of taking them.

These medications work to block messages sent to the brain that made the bladder feel very full (over active bladder).

There are other treatments if you have not looked into them - you can read all about them here:

Let us know what you think!


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