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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darifenacin Darifenacin

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

solifenacin Solifenacin

Solifenacin is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, and incontinence (urine leakage)...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 is used to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)...learn more »

dicyclomine Dicyclomine

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

hyoscyamine Hyoscyamine

Hyoscyamine is used to treat many different stomach and intestinal disorders, including peptic ulcer and irritable bowel syndrome. It is also used to contro...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 used to treat nighttime bed-wetting, central diabetes insipidus, and increased thirst and urination caused by head surgery or head trauma......learn more »

terazosin Terazosin

Terazosin is an alpha-adrenergic blocker...learn more »

propantheline Propantheline

Propantheline is used as part of a treatment for a peptic ulcer...learn more »