January 21, 2013

FDA Gives Thumbs Up

1 Botox Approved to Treat Overactive Bladder

The FDA has approved Botox to treat overactive bladder in adults who do not respond to other medications. Overactive bladder causes the bladder to squeeze too often or without warning resulting into the frequent or urgent need to urinate. When Botox is injected into the bladder - with the aid of a cystoscopy - it causes the bladder to relax, increasing its storage capacity and reducing incontinence. In clinical tests of 1,105 patients with overactive bladder, those treated with Botox expelled more urine and needed to urinate 1.0 to 1.7 times less per day than those treated with a placebo. Botox treatments can be repeated when the effects from the previous treatment wear off, but not before 12 weeks. It’s estimated that, in the US, 33 million men and women suffer from overactive bladder.

More at Www.fda.gov | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Use of Strong Meds to Treat UTIs Is Common

Tags: Botox, FDA, Urinary Incontinence, Overactive Bladder, Botox and Overactive Bladder, Urination, Incontinence

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