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.

Oxybutynin transdermal patch

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…


Propiverine hydrochloride is a medicine used to treat people who have urinary problems caused by an overactive bladder or by spinal cord injuries.  It works by preventing spasms of the bladder muscle, which can help to reduce the episodes…

Solifenacin succinate

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


Tamsulosin hydrochloride is a medicine which is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin hydrochloride relaxes the muscles surrounding the prostate gland in men and can help men who have an enlarged prostate to pass urine…


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


Antibiotics are often prescribed to treat many different conditions and symptoms. We have listed here some of the bladder problems for which antibiotics may be prescribed by your GP or health professional. Acute prostatitis will be…

Anti inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory medicines such as Diclofenac sodium, can help to reduce inflammation and to reduce pain.  Diclofenac sodium works by blocking the production of some of the body chemicals that cause inflammation, pain, stiffness,…