Medications aim to reduce the spasms of the bladder that cause urge incontinence.
Most commonly the drugs used are :

  • Anticholinergics. The largest class of drugs used to treat OAB is anticholinergic drugs. They work by blocking a chemical in your body called acetylcholine. This chemical sends a message to your bladder to contract. By blocking this chemical, these drugs reduce the contractions that cause you to release urine. These anticholinergic medications include:
  • Oxybutynin (Ditropan XL, Oxytrol)
  • Tolterodine (Detrol, Detrol LA)
  • Trospium (Sanctura)
  • Darifenacin (Enablex)
  • Solifenacin (Vesicare)
  • Fesoterodine (Toviaz)

The most common side effects of anticholinergic drugs include:

  • dry mouth
  • blurry vision
  • Constipation

https://www.nps.org.au/ is a great website reference for medicines both for professionals and consumers. The NPS helps keep track of medicines and access important health info anytime and anywhere, especially in emergencies.
1300 633 424: Information for consumers on prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines.

Adverse medicine event 1300134237:
Provides consumers with a way to report and discuss adverse experiences with medicines
https://www.nps.org.au/consumers/medicinewise-app#what-is-the-medicinewise-app?

Medicine-Wise App: An app to help manage and keep track of medicines and access important health info any time and anywhere, especially in emergencies.

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