Posted by admin | Posted in Drugs | Posted on 12-02-2013
Once you and your GP or specialist have found which type of Incontinence you have, treatment and medication is the next step. Kegel exercises and diet changes will be part of your daily routine and other lifestyle changes might be recommended. Here are some of the medications that might be prescribed:
This medication blocks the chemical messenger, or the acetylcholine ñ that send the signal that trigger the contractions which makes you want to urinate, even when your bladder isn’t full. There are several drugs that fall under this category, including extended-release (you only take one tablet / pill per day and they last 24 hours) and immediate-release which you must take more time per day. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by admin | Posted in Drugs | Posted on 04-08-2011
Anticholinergics are a class of drugs that affect your nerves. Since the involuntary muscles in the bowels and urinary tract are all nerve based, doctors often prescribe Anticholinergics to help victims of incontinence.
The problem, however, is that these kind of drugs don’t solve the problem – they help to resolve a symptom. And if you do find that these drugs solve your incontinence problem, the only way you’ll be cured forever is if you take them forever.
Leaking urine is not the problem, it is the symptom of the problem. The real problem is that the muscles surrounding the bladder have gotten weak. These nerve blockers do not make your muscles stronger.
One of the side-effects of these Anticholinergic drugs is urine retention. That’s the reason they are prescribed. They actually have a lot of side effects. You know what happens to a side effect once you stop taking the medication – it goes away.
These nerve blocking drugs may be just what you need in the short term, especially if you couple them with pelvic floor therapy – but don’t let a doctor prescribe them to you as the cure for your problem.