BOTOX® for OAB

 

BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into the bladder muscle and used to treat overactive bladder symptoms.

BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA)

Overactive Bladder (OAB) is a condition where the bladder contracts uncontrollably, creating leakage, the strong sudden need to “go right away”, and going too often.

OAB is not a “weak” bladder. In fact, OAB occurs when nerves are affected. These nerves send signals to your bladder at the wrong time, causing the muscle to squeeze without warning. This process causes your bladder to spasm uncontrollably, creating leakage, the strong sudden need to “go,” and going too often.

Does this sound like you?

You may still be experiencing leakage despite taking OAB medication and coping by:

  • Using multiple leakage pads per day
  • Planning all your travel around bathrooms
  • Not doing things you like because of the fear of leakage
  • Worrying about the problem every day

BOTOX® is different from other treatments

BOTOX® is placed in the bladder muscle about every 6 months to target the source of your OAB

  • In your body, certain chemicals travel from nerve cells to muscle cells to make your bladder contract so that you can urinate
  • For people who have OAB, these muscles contract uncontrollably, creating leakage, the strong sudden need to go, and going too often
  • BOTOX® is placed directly in the bladder muscle, where it helps block the nerve signals that trigger OAB

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