What Causes Overactive Bladder (OAB) Symptoms

Overactive bladder occurs when the bladder muscle is too active. This means that the muscle contracts or squeezes too often, or when you don’t want it to. This can cause a strong sudden urge to urinate even when the bladder isn't full.

In most cases, an exact cause for OAB cannot be found.

The fact is, OAB is a medical condition that’s not necessarily caused by aging or childbirth.

How you deal with your symptoms may also make them worse.

For example, going to the bathroom “just in case” can actually train your bladder to go more often. Or intentionally cutting back on the amount of water you drink may increase the risk of constipation, which can impact OAB symptoms.

Other Conditions That Can Affect the Bladder

Damage to bladder nerves or muscles can cause
bladder control problems.

Some medicines can affect bladder function.

Bladder symptoms can also be a sign of an
infection or something more serious.

Only your doctor can tell you for sure. So don't wait to talk about it.

You may be surprised to learn that men can have OAB too. In fact, just about the same number of men are affected by OAB as women. If you are male and you think you have symptoms of OAB, talk to your doctor.

OAB is not necessarily a normal part of getting older. It’s a real medical condition with proven treatments, including DETROL LA. Talk to your doctor today and ask him or her if DETROL LA may be right for you.

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DETROL LA treats the symptoms of overactive bladder (leaks, strong sudden urges to go, going too often).

DETROL LA treats the symptoms of overactive bladder (leaks, strong sudden urges to go, going too often).

Important Safety Information

If you have certain stomach problems, glaucoma, or cannot empty your bladder, you should not take DETROL LA.

DETROL LA may cause allergic reactions that may be serious. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include swelling of the face, lips, throat, or tongue. If you experience these symptoms, you should stop taking DETROL LA and get emergency medical help right away.

Medicines like DETROL LA can cause blurred vision, dizziness and drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how DETROL LA affects you.

The most common side effects with DETROL LA are dry mouth, constipation, headache, and stomach pain.

DETROL LA has both benefits and risks. There may be other options. Ask your doctor if DETROL LA is right for you.

DETROL LA has both benefits and risks. There may be other options. Ask your doctor if DETROL LA is right for you.

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Track your
OAB symptoms

Write down symptoms you
experience to share
with
your doctor.

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