13) suggest that botulinum toxin injected into the detrusor muscle seems to be an efficient treatment of bladder hyperreflexia for 6 months in patients resistant to anticholinergic drugs
While it is the standard of care to avoid using anticholinergic drugs
in the elderly, it is precisely this age group that is most likely to suffer from the conditions these drugs treat--for example, problems with bladder control, depression, and poor sleep.
work well in patients who suffer from new unstable bladder contractions.
The temporary use of anticholinergic drugs
The case against a widely used class of over-the-counter and prescription anticholinergic drugs
has gotten significantly stronger with the publication of research suggesting that the drugs slow brain metabolism and contribute to brain shrinkage.
A number of medications can cause persistent thirst, including anticholinergic drugs
used to treat conditions ranging from high blood pressure and heart failure to allergies and bladder dysfunction.
Mean time on index therapy n Mean time (days) Oxybutynin M 172 444 F 154 428 Total 326 436 Tolterodine M 11 109 F 7 539 Total 18 276 Tolterodine LA M 6 264 F 16 342 Total 22 321 Solifenacin M -- 630 F -- 810 Total 8 765 All anticholinergic drugs
M 191 421 F 183 437 Total 374 429 F: female; M: male.
After seven years of follow-up, researchers found that 797 participants who had taken the anticholinergic drugs
Adjunctive use of atypical antipsychotics and anticholinergic drugs
among patients with schizophrenia.
Scientists tracked the health of 3434 men and women aged 65 and over for about seven years while monitoring their use of anticholinergic drugs
Dr Simon Ridley from Alzheimer's Research said: "This large study adds to some existing evidence linking anticholinergic drugs
to a small increased risk of dementia, but the results don't tell us that these drugs cause the condition.
(Detrol, Oxy-trol) block nerve signals and cause the bladder muscles to relax.