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11 Drugs Used to Treat Incontinence

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Incontinence medications

by Amanda Gardner

If you leak urine involuntarily, you may have urge or stress incontinence. (Urge incontinence is caused by muscle spasms or contractions while stress incontinence results from muscle weakness.)

Lifestyle changes, exercises, and medication can help. However, the treatment depends on which type of incontinence you have.

There are plenty of Rx options for urge incontinence, but none that have been FDA approved or shown to be substantially effective for stress incontinence, says Robert Mayer, MD, professor of urology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.

Here are 11 medications that may help.

Next: Ditropan (oxybutynin)

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