Botox for bladders: wrinkle-smoother treats incontinence too

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Botox for bladders: wrinkle-smoother treats incontinence too

Postby MSUK » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:05 am


Botox, a drug famous for smoothing out wrinkles, could make life a little easier for people with urinary incontinence. By paralyzing the muscular lining of the bladder, the drug decreases the urgency and frequency of urination.

Botox maker Allergan has applied for Food and Drug Administration approval in people with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury whose conditions result in bladder overactivity.

"Those people are very much affected by this," said Caroline Van Hove, Allergan's vice president of corporate affairs. "The conditions make the bladder muscle involuntarily contract, and that causes patients to have to go to the bathroom frequently and unexpectedly."... Read More - ... ageid/1829
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