Urinary incontinence is the leaking of urine from the bladder. In some cases, medication can reduce or stop the leaking. It is mainly given for urge incontinence. But it may help with stress incontinence. Your doctor will talk with you about your options. Make sure to ask what side effects to expect.
Types of Medication
Below are some types of medications that may help.
- Anticholinergics. These may increase how much urine the bladder can hold. They may also help relax bladder muscles.
- Alpha-adrenergics. These may help tighten the bladder neck and urethra.
- Estrogen. This may help improve muscle tone in the urethra and bladder.
- Antibiotics. These are used to treat a urinary tract infections.
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