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Bladder Control Medications

Bladder Control Medications Introduction

People who have bladder control problems have trouble stopping the flow of urine from the bladder. This problem is also called urinary incontinence. Incontinence is a term used to describe uncontrollable leaking of a body secretion.


Any underlying disease or condition that may cause loss of bladder control must be treated. For example, antibiotics are necessary for treatment of urinary tract infections, and drugs that specifically decrease symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate gland may decrease urinary urgency. Drug treatment may be directed to relax the bladder so it can hold more urine, decreasing the need for frequent urination. Other drugs help tighten the sphincter muscles to avoid uncontrolled urine leakage. Still other drugs are used to help empty the bladder for conditions in which the bladder does not empty completely.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/3/2015
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