Overflow Incontinence Due to Bladder Underactivity4

In overflow UI due to atonic bladder, a trial of bethanecol may be reasonable if contraindications do not exist. There is no established effective pharmacologic therapy for OUI due to poor bladder contractility (atonic bladder). The efficacy of the cholinomimetic bethanecol (25-50 mg three or four times daily) is uncertain and, in well done clinical trials, it has had mixed results. In addition, its cholinomimetic effect is not urospecific and its side effects are bothersome, including muscle and abdominal cramping, hypersalivation, diarrhea, and potentially life-threatening bradycardia and bronchospasm. a-adrenoceptor antagonists such as silodosin, prazosin, terazos-in, doxazosin, tamsulosin, and alfuzosin may benefit this condition by relaxing the bladder outflow tract and hence reducing outflow resistance. If pharmacologic therapy fails, intermittent urethral catheterization by the patient or caregiver three or four times per day is recommended. Less satisfactory alternatives include indwelling ur-ethral or suprapubic catheters or urinary diversion.

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