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How can medications cause complications of overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Medications that you may take for high blood pressure and heart conditions can complicate your overactive bladder symptoms. Also, diuretics, muscle relaxants, sedatives and antidepressants tend to irritate the bladder. Talk to your doctor if you develop bladder control problems while taking these medications. Your doctor may offer an alternative drug without the bladder control side effects.

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