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Urinary Incontinence Topic Guide

Urinary Incontinence Urinary Incontinence: Urinary incontinence is when there's an involuntary loss of urine. There are many types of incontinence, including urge incontinence (overactive bladder), mixed incontinence, reflex incontinence, and stress incontinence. Potential causes of incontinence include overactive bladder muscles, weak bladder muscles, blockage of urine flow, and nerve damage. Treatment may involve dietary changes and exercise, including Kegel exercises and using vaginal weights.

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Urinary Incontinence Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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darifenacin Darifenacin

Darifenacin reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract...learn more »

solifenacin Solifenacin

Solifenacin reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract...learn more »

trospium Trospium

Trospium relieves spasms of the bladder...learn more »

tolterodine Tolterodine

Tolterodine reduces spasms of the bladder muscles...learn more »

tamsulosin (oral) Tamsulosin (oral)

Tamsulosin is an alpha-blocker that relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate...learn more »

dicyclomine Dicyclomine

Dicyclomine relieves spasms of the muscles in the stomach and intestines...learn more »

hyoscyamine Hyoscyamine

Hyoscyamine produces many effects in the body, including relief from muscle spasms...learn more »

desmopressin (injection) Desmopressin (injection)

Desmopressin is a man-made form of a hormone that occurs naturally in the pituitary gland. This hormone is important for many functions including blood flow...learn more »

desmopressin (oral) Desmopressin (oral)

Desmopressin is a man-made form of a hormone that occurs naturally in the pituitary gland. This hormone is important for many functions including blood flow...learn more »

terazosin Terazosin

Terazosin is in a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic (AL-fa ad-ren-ER-jik) blockers. Terazosin relaxes your veins and arteries so that blood can more eas...learn more »

propantheline Propantheline

Propantheline reduces the secretions of certain organs in the body, such as the stomach...learn more »