BOTOX® for Bladder:
Another Approach to
Overactive Bladder Treatment
When you have Overactive Bladder, you learn to settle. To settle not only for the constant bathroom trips, but also for treatments that haven't worked as well as you'd like or left you with unpleasant side effects.
But there's another approach. BOTOX® is approved to treat Overactive Bladder symptoms, such as a strong need to urinate with leakage, urgency and frequency in adults when another type of medication (anticholinergic) does not work well enough or cannot be taken.
A different type of treatment for OAB
BOTOX® is a different treatment option that takes another approach to targeting the source of your OAB: the bladder muscle itself. And now just might be the right time to ask your doctor about how BOTOX® treatment may help you with your OAB symptoms.
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® works on the nerves and bladder muscle, blocking the signals that trigger OAB. In your body, certain chemicals travel from nerve cells to muscle cells to make your bladder contract so that you can urinate. With OAB, these muscles contract uncontrollably and you frequently feel like you have to empty your bladder.
BOTOX® treatment works by calming the nerves that trigger the Overactive Bladder muscle, helping to:
- Reduce daily leakage episodes
- Treat the strong need to urinate right away
- Reduce the number of times that you need to empty your bladder daily