Medication

The medication an individual is taking can be the cause of their urinary incontinence as some drugs can disturb bladder function.

Medication review is a key part of all continence assessments - you will be covering this in greater detail in Week 5: Assessing bladder and bowel conditions.

In the table below are some of the drugs that may have an impact on bladder function:

Medications likely to cause or exacerbate incontinence

Table 3.1: Medications likely to cause or exacerbate incontinence. Available to download in PDF format.


Your task

Examine the medication table and identify two classes of drug you commonly find prescribed.

What advice could you offer to minimise any adverse effects of these types of drug? Share your thoughts with fellow learners.

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Understanding Continence Promotion: Effective Management of Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction in Adults

Association for Continence Advice

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