Below are some types of medications that may help treat incontinence.

  • Antispasmodics: These medications may increase the amount of urine the bladder can hold. They also help the bladder muscle work more efficiently. Examples of this type of medication are Detrol, Enablex, Sanctura, Vesicare, Ditropan, etc…
    Side effects of these medications include dry mouth, constipation, and blurred vision. Sucking on sugar free hard candy is recommended to help with dry mouth.
  • Mild Antidepressants
  • Estrogen: Hormone therapy may help to improve muscle tone in the bladder and urethra.
  • Antibiotics: This type of medication will be prescribed if infection is present.

Tips for Taking Incontinence Medication

  • Take your medication as prescribed by your doctor
  • Call your doctor if you have problems taking your medication or are experiencing side effects
  • Do not stop taking your medication until after you have been instructed to do so by your physician.
  • Be patient. Many of these medications take a few weeks to work. Some adjustments may be needed to find the right medication and dosage for you.