Can Medication Affect Bowel And Bladder Control?

Some medicines affect the bladder muscles’ ability to work properly. These medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions outside the urinary system and can cause unwanted changes in bladder control.

Some medicines that can cause unwanted side effects include: diuretics, calcium channel blockers, sedatives, muscle relaxants, narcotics, antihistamines, anticholinergics, antipsychotics and antidepressants.

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What medications may contribute to incontinence?

Sometimes your medications. If patients are on medications, they might be on diuretics. Some blood pressure tablets that might be taken for high blood pressure and other things like antipsychotics, antidepressants, sedatives: things like that can all cause issues. But, everybody's individual and not everything will cause problems for all people.

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