Medications

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When lifestyle modifications don't work, doctors may try second-line treatments that involve prescribing medication.

These medications work by targeting nerve signals to the bladder in order to block or help control muscle contractions.

Myrbetriq

Myrbetriq®

Reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS

  • May help relax bladder muscles
  • Can improve symptoms
  • Convenient
POTENTIAL DOWNSIDES

  • Can cause increased blood pressure, cold symptoms and headaches

Detrol®

Reduces spasms of the bladder muscles.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS

  • May relieve symptoms
  • Can decrease bladder spasms and the urge to urinate
  • Convenient
POTENTIAL DOWNSIDES

  • Can cause many side effects
  • May not be effective
  • May require dosage modifications to see effects

Vesicare®

Reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS

  • May relieve symptoms
  • Can reduce bladder and urinary tract spasms
  • Convenient
POTENTIAL DOWNSIDES

  • Can have serious side effects
  • May become prone to heat stroke
  • May interact poorly with other medications

Gelnique®

Reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS

  • May provide some bladder control
  • Can relieve certain symptoms
  • Convenient
POTENTIAL DOWNSIDES

  • Can have serious side effects
  • May not improve condition

Toviaz®

Reduces spasms of the bladder muscles.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS

  • Can treat symptoms
  • May provide relief
  • Convenient
POTENTIAL DOWNSIDES

  • Not a cure
  • Can have serious side effects

Enablex®

Reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS

  • Can improve symptoms
  • Can restore bladder control
  • Convenient
POTENTIAL DOWNSIDES

  • Not a cure
  • Can have serious side effects
  • May interact poorly with certain allergies

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  1. Overactive Bladder Treatment & Management. (2015, October). Retrieved September 13, 2016, from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/459340-treatment#d1