Understanding Bladder Control Medications (cont.)
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This class of medication, mirabegron (Myrbetriq), works by relaxing the bladder muscle during the storage phase, thus increasing the capacity of bladder to hold more urine. They can be used for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB). Mirabegron (Myrbetriq) is the first drug in this category.
Other Bladder Control Medications
If symptoms of urinary incontinence are thought to be caused by an enlarged prostate, different medications can be offered to reduce these symptoms. The prostate gland wraps around the urethra (the urinary outlet from the bladder), and if it is enlarged, it could squeeze the urinary passage tight, making the emptying of bladder more difficult and incomplete.
In brief, the following categories are available for the treatment of urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate (prostatic hypertrophy):
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