Urinary Incontinence Medication

Urinary Incontinence medications can be spoken about with a physician at the Urology Division and the Women’s Center for Continence and Sexual Health at Premier Medical Group. Urinary Incontinence medications are often used in conjunction with behavioral techniques like bladder retraining, dietary changes and exercise/rehabilitation to treat urinary incontinence. Types of medications utilize may include:

Anticholinergics

Prescription medications used to calm an overactive bladder and may also be helpful for urge incontinence. Several different drugs fall in to this category including oxybutynin (Ditropan), tolterodine (Detrol), darifenacin (Enablex), fesoterodine (Toviaz), solifenacin (Vesicare) and trospium (Sanctura).

Topical estrogen

Applying a low-dose estrogen in the form of a vaginal cream, ring or patch may help to tone and rejuvenate tissue in the urethra and vaginal areas. This may help to reduce some of the symptoms of urinary incontinence.

Imipramine

A tricyclic antidepressant, imipramine (Tofranil) may be used to treat mixed, urge and stress, incontinence.

Duloxetine

The antidepressant medication duloxetine (Cymbalta) is sometimes used to treat stress incontinence.