Drugs for Urge Incontinence not Popular with Women

The first line of treatment for urge incontinence is often medication, however many women cease taking these drugs within the first year, resulting in ineffective treatment.  Investigators have found high discontinuation rates of anticholinergic therapy for urge incontinence or other lower urinary tract symptoms among women. 

The reasons are not given but may include side effects or perceived lack of effectiveness in treating their problem. 
They investigators advise that health care providers "must be vigilant" in offering alternative forms of treatment, such as bladder training and pelvic floor rehabilitation. 

 

 

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