Only three drugs are proved by controlled studies to be efficacious in treating urinary incontinence in the elderly: estrogen, imipramine, and oxybutynin. A daily bladder record is the basis for teaching bladder retraining. The patient begins by voiding at 2-hour intervals; this alone may overcome incontinence. By gradually increasing the interval, the patient may progress from incapacitating incontinence to acceptable continence.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology