How they work
Anticholinergic drugs block the action of a chemical messenger acetylcholine so the bladder has less contractions.
Anticholinergic medications include:
- Oxybutynin (Ditropan XL, Oxytrol)
- Tolterodine (Detrol)
- Darifenacin (Enablex)
- Solifenacin (Vesicare)
- Fesoterodine (Toviaz)
Can treat mostly urge urinary incontinence and overactive bladder. Mirabegron relaxes the bladder muscle and can increase the amount of urine your bladder can hold. It will also help to empty your bladder more completely because the bladder hold more urine.
Low-dose, topical estrogen in the form of a vaginal cream, that can rejuvenate deteriorating tissues in the vagina and urinary tract and relieve some incontinence symptoms.
Imipramine (Tofranil) is a tricyclic antidepressant. It makes the bladder muscle relax, while causing the smooth muscles at the bladder neck to contract. It may be used to treat mixed incontinence when there is both urge and stress incontinence.
Usually taken at night because it can cause drowsiness.
How it works
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor that is approved to treat depression. Studies suggest it might work for both urinary incontinence and depression.
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