Are you tired of losing sleep because of frequent night-time urination? Do you always make certain that you know where all available washrooms are when you go out? Maybe you are too embarrassed to go anywhere because of accidents that occur when you laugh, sneeze, cough, or strain upon standing or lifting?
Talk to your doctor about the reasons for your overactive bladder (OAB) problems. It may be due to medications you are currently taking, nerve damage from diabetes or multiple sclerosis, frequent catheter use, a urinary tract infection, or a sign for men that they should have their prostate examined. Taking Urispas or generic Flavoxate can help your bladder function better. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
When functioning properly, your bladder will fill with urine. As it reaches its limitation, your brain is alerted by nerve signals and you know you need to urinate. Nerve signals then coordinate your pelvic floor muscles and the muscles of your urethra. As your bladder muscles tighten, the urine is expelled. Sometimes, for various reasons, your bladder muscles will go into spasms that make you feel like you have to urinate and you cannot hold it in as well. Urispas relaxes your bladder muscle so the spasms stop and you are able to relax without the need or urgency to empty your bladder.
For many women, menopause should be a time to celebrate as you are done bearing and raising young children and have a sense of freedom. Instead, you may be afraid to stray far from your bathroom or you started checking out special pads or underwear made for incontinence. See your doctor and tests may be performed to rule out problems with infections, medications, or other medical conditions that could cause your symptoms.
Along with Urispas, your doctor may prescribe a low dose estrogen cream that is applied to the inside of your vagina to ease stress or urge incontinence that may occur because hormone levels drop after menopause. Pelvic floor muscle exercises called Keegles are also recommended to help tighten the area so you are able to hold your urine better until you get to a bathroom.
If you are still of child bearing age, ask your doctor about the safety of taking Urispas while you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. List other medical conditions or allergies you have and tell your doctor about any OTC or Rx drugs you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements to be certain Urispas is the right medication for you.
Until you know how your body will react to Urispas, avoid driving or performing any task that could be considered unsafe if you are not alert. You may require sunglasses outdoors as Urispas can cause your eyes to be more sensitive to sunlight. Your ability to sweat may be reduced so limit your exercising so you do not become overheated.