Medicinal Treatments Category

Medicinal Treatment

Welcome to the medicinal treatments section where you can find information about some of the medications used to treat bladder and bowel conditions.

Here you will find advice on:

  • Antispasmodic medications to treat urinary incontinence
  • Laxatives and enemas
  • Antimotility medication
  • Antibiotic treatments
  • Injectable therapies
  • Medicines specific to your condition

Medicinal treatments will usually be offered to you by your GP if conservative methods haven’t been effective enough alone to treat your condition. It is important to follow the instructions of any medications prescribed by your GP or Healthcare Practitioner. As with any medication, some people may experience side effects. It is important to inform your GP if you do suffer from any side effects.

Please note that the information contained within these pages are a guide only. Your GP will be able to advise on the best methods of treatment for your condition. Please speak to your GP or Healthcare Practitioner before undertaking any of these treatments.

Enema

The treatment for faecal impaction aims to clear the impacted faeces out by oral or rectal medicines or by administering an enema. Once cleared out, you should monitor your bowel movements carefully to ensure you don't get constipated and…

Trospium chloride

Trospium chloride is a medicine used to help to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder such as urinary incontinence, urgency or frequency. It works by preventing spasms of the bladder muscle which can help to reduce the episodes of urinary…

Oxybutynin

There are several medications available which can help you to control your bladder and reduce wetting, these are called antimuscarinic or anticholinergic drugs. These medicines can help improve the symptoms of overactive bladder by relaxing…

Antihistamines

Hydroxyzine hydrochloride is an antihistamine that is used for treating allergic and inflammatory skin conditions. It is used in the treatment of interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome as it blocks the chemicals that can cause…

Betmiga

Betmiga contains the active substance mirabegron. It is a bladder muscle relaxant (a so called oral β3-adrenoceptor agonist), which reduces the activity of an overactive bladder and treats the related symptoms. Launched in 2013 it is the…

Darifenacin

Darifenacin hydrobromide is a medicine which is used to treat people who have urinary problems such as incontinence, urgency or frequency which are caused by an overactive bladder. It works by preventing spasms of the bladder muscle, which…

Desmopressin

Desmopressin acetate is a hormone which has many effects on the body. It reduces urine production and is used to treat nocturnal enuresis. Whilst taking Desmopressin acetate you may be advised to restrict your fluid intake, drink only…

Diuretic

A loop diuretic is a medicine taken to treat nocturia and is usually taken in the morning. They work by making the kidneys pass out more urine, thus reducing your visits to the toilet during the night. Diuretic medicine increases the…

Duloxetine

The medication for the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence is called duloxetine. This medication is thought to increases the activity of the nerve that stimulates the urethral sphincter, improving its function. This medication is…

Fesoterodine

Fesoterodine fumarate is a medicine used to help treat symptoms of an overactive bladder such as urinary incontinence, urgency or frequency. It works by reducing spasms of the bladder muscle which can help to reduce the episodes of urinary…