What are the risks of new treatments for overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Even some of the newer medications for overactive bladder may produce side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, and dizziness. Gelnique, a newer treatment applied directly to your skin, may also cause dry mouth and skin irritation where the gel is applied. Botox injections, if approved by the Food & Drug Administration, may cause respiratory problems. Discuss all of the risks of treatment options with your doctor before making a decision.

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