OverviewBotox bladder injections are used to treat refractory urge incontinence that is not responsive to medical management. Botox paralyzes muscle in the wall of the bladder to eliminate involuntary contractions of the bladder.
ConsiderationsAny patient who is not responding to oral medication therapy should consider this therapy. Talk to your doctor about this type of treatment.
EffectivenessBotox bladder injections are very effective. Up to 90 percent of patients report significant improvement of symptoms.
RisksUrinary retention is a side effect of botox injections. Patients should talk with a doctor about the risks when considering this form of treatment.