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How effective has Botox been in relieving overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Clinical trials have shown that Botox has been effective in reducing overactive bladder symptoms. The Food and Drug Administration has approved it for that use. In one trial, patients who were treated with Botox experienced a 50 percent improvement. Another study showed an 88 percent improvement in urgency, frequency and incontinence. Patients also reported an improvement in bladder capacity and in their ability to empty the bladder. 

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