Botox® for Overactive Bladder (OAB)
What is Overactive Bladder (OAB)?
Overactive Bladder (OAB) causes a frequent and sudden urge to urinate that may be difficult to control. This creates leakage, the strong sudden need to "go right away", and going too often. 1 in 11 people suffer from overactive bladder.
Common myths of OAB...
It's just a normal part of getting older
It's just part of being a woman
It's just an issue with the prostate
I did something to cause this
The truth about OAB...
It is a chronic condition
Surgery is not the only treatment
Botox® for OAB
BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into the bladder muscle and used:
To treat overactive bladder symptoms such as a strong need to urinate with leaking or wetting accidents (urge urinary incontinence), a strong need to urinate right away (urgency), and urinating often (frequency) in adults 18 years and older when another type of medicine or surgery does not work well enough or cannot be taken
To treat leakage of urine (incontinence) in adults 18 years and older with overactive bladder caused by a neurologic disease who still have leakage or cannot tolerate the side effects after trying an anticholinergic medication
It is an in-office procedure under local anesthesia where BOTOX® is injected in multiple areas of your bladder muscle through a small lighted tube called a cystoscope.
Most insurance plans cover the majority of BOTOX® costs, but if you're eligible, the BOTOX® Savings Program may reimburse you to help with remaining out-of-pocket costs.