Treating Incontinence with Botox | Depend
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How does Botox help with incontinence and what is the process for getting it? I’m considering it, though I’m worried about the side effect.
Botox is already FDA-approved to treat overactive bladder. Botox is a neurotoxin that treats urinary incontinence. It damages the excitatory nerves to the bladder. The upside of Botox is that one injection can substitute for daily pills over a six-month period. Even if incontinence still occurs after six months, its intensity is typically significantly reduced, when compared to pill medications. (For example, the patient may experience three leaks in a day, as opposed to five). As with any medication or treatment, there is a risk of side effects. These could include recurring urinary tract infections or infections around the injection site, whereas pills have been known to cause urinary retention.