If you need
medication for overactive bladder, also called OAB, it’s important you and your
doctor have a discussion about your treatment goals, as well as cost and
potential side effects, before you start. Setting realistic expectations is
key; a large number of patients who begin treatment for OAB stop taking it
within six months because they are disappointed with their results. But OAB
medication can be beneficial—there are a number of things you should consider
to get the most out of your medication.
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author. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice,
diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare
professional regarding your health. If you think you may have a medical
emergency, contact your doctor immediately or call 911.
Dr. Pat Bass is chief medical information officer and an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at LSU Health- Shreveport and University Hospital. View his Healthgrades profile >