male urinary incontinence

Common Medications Used to Treat Male Urinary Incontinence And Bladder Control

Male urinary incontinence affects millions of men in the US and the rest of the world. Many people feel overwhelmed by their condition and try to adjust their life around the problem. However, if you are suffering from the same issues, you can get your life back by using Men’s Liberty external urine collection device

Men’s Liberty is a discreet and dignified solution to help you regain your freedom, regardless of your age or the root cause of your problem. Traditional options such as adult diapers and condoms compare poorly with the benefits that a unique external catheter such as Men’s Liberty offers. 

While this drug-free solution is an ideal choice for thousands of men suffering from male urinary incontinence, you should also know about some common drugs that are used to treat this condition.

Anticholinergics 

male urinary incontinence

Male UI can be treated with anticholinergic drugs, which will work to block the action of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that sends abnormal bladder contraction signals to your brain. These drugs are usually available in a tablet or pill form that you can take orally. It may take up to three months for the medication to have its full effect. 

Common side effects of anticholinergics include constipation and dry mouth.  Some of the less common but more serious side effects may include blurry vision, heartburn, flushed skin, rapid heart rate, urinary retention, confusion, and impaired memory.

Mirabegron

Mirabegron or Myrbetriq is an approved drug to treat some types of male urinary incontinence. It works to relax your bladder muscles and will improve the urine retention in your bladder. It may also increase the amount of urine you may pass at one time, enabling you to empty your bladder more effectively.

Common side effects of this drug include diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, headache, and constipation. It may also increase your blood pressure, and as such, your doctor should monitor your BP while you are taking this medication. Mirabegron may also interact with other drugs, so you and your physician have to plan for this treatment carefully.

Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox)

Injecting Botox directly into the bladder muscle could help you obtain temporary relief from male urinary incontinence. Botox will block the neurological action of acetylcholine and relax the overactive bladder muscle for some time. You may have to repeat Botox injections one or two times a year.

The FDA has warned about the potential adverse reactions of Botox, both for approved and non-approved treatments. Some researchers have indicated that Botox treatment for male urinary incontinence may also increase UTI risks, but the data on this is inconclusive.

Imipramine 

male urinary incontinence

Imipramine is an antidepressant drug that will cause your bladder muscle to relax and cause contractions in the smooth muscles at the neck of the bladder. This medication can be used to treat the symptoms of mixed incontinence, which combines stress and urge incontinence. 

Potential side effects of this drug may include dizziness, irregular heartbeat, and fainting because of reduced blood pressure. Other side effects may include constipation, blurry vision, and dry mouth. Imipramine may not be the right drug for older adults.

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Hospitals across the United States trust Men’s Liberty. Choose this proven solution to obtain freedom from the uncomfortable traditional external catheters. To place your order, give us a call at 888-412-9329 or visit us online

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