Managing urinary incontinence - A common geriatric problem

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-62
Number of pages17
JournalGeriatrics
Volume39
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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