Effective Bladder Control Drugs

February 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Kidney Health

There are many effective bladder control drugs to help you get over bladder problems. Some of them are discussed below.

Cystitis is characterised by bladder inflammation which is caused due by the over growth of bacteria around the bladder. Drugs like Cipro, Amoxicillin can be taken for the treatment of Cystitis.

Antibiotics work well on infections of the urinary tract. Antibiotics such as Levaquin would be helpful in such cases. Sometimes infections of the urinary tract may cause urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence could also be due to enlarged prostate gland. So appropriate diagnosis will need to be done.

An overactive bladder leads to urge incontinence. In this case the urge to urinate increases very fast. The person can involuntarily urinates before reaching the toilet. Anticholinergic drugs which are antispasmodic enable controlling involuntary spasms of the muscles around the bladder. In addition, they also help check the overactive bladder.

The drug Ditropan can be recommended in order to get over the feeling of continually wanting to urinate. Ditropan is a sort of oxybutynin or Detrol or Vesicare. The common name of the drug is Solifenacin. This drug leaves the mouth dry. Drinking water to overcome this will overfill the bladder. The patient will suffer from overfull bladder. Chewing of chew gum may come handy by helping the mouth salivate more.

A drug named Imipramine or Tofranil is helpful in controlling the sphincter muscles forming the bottom end of the bladder. These drugs are antidepressants. They also control the other muscles which aid in urination. The drug helps these muscles to contract correctly. This keeps urine from flowing out of the bladder in an untimely manner.

Medications for cough, antihistamines and appetite suppressers can be used for stress incontinence too. Drugs which treat Adrenalin would suit treatment of bladder problems. Alpha-adrenergic agonists which are highly potent can also be used. Examples of these are pseudoephedrine and ephedrine.

A few cases of bladder problems may need the drug Urecholine, also called bethanechol. This drug helps boost the slack muscles of the bladder. Administration of this drug on the patient is to be carefully monitored. This is because this drug has the potency to affect the blood pressure. This could lead to serious consequences if left unattended.

The medication, treatment, side effects and treatment of side effects should be discussed by the patient with the doctor before selecting a particular mode of treatment. Non-invasive alternate modes of treatment should also be explored.