Botox® authorised in UK for urinary leakage in MS

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Botox® authorised in UK for urinary leakage in MS

Postby MSUK » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:08 am

Botox® authorised in UK for urinary leakage in MS, spinal cord injury


Botox(R) has been licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for the management of urinary incontinence in adult patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) due to subcervical spinal cord injury (SCI) (traumatic or non-traumatic) or multiple sclerosis (MS), who are not adequately managed with anticholinergics.

The marketing authorisation is specific for Allergan's botulinum toxin type A product and is a key milestone in bringing this innovative treatment to people living with MS or SCI who have urinary leakage, providing them with a long-term solution for bladder control. Indeed, recently published NICE Guidelines recommend the use of botulinum toxin type A to treat patients with MS or SCI who have symptoms of an overactive bladder and in whom oral treatments have been ineffective or poorly tolerated.
Approximately 140,000 people in the UK are living with MS or SCI. Between 75-80% of people with MS and 60-80% of people with SCI will suffer from some degree of bladder dysfunction including urinary leakage which can be extremely distressing. Urinary leakage in patients with MS or SCI is frequently caused by a condition called neurogenic detrusor overactivity, which results in involuntary contractions of the bladder during the filling stage when the bladder should be relaxed. This overactivity can lead to urinary incontinence (uncontrolled urinary leakage). Current treatment options include oral medications that need to be taken daily........ Read More - ... ageid/2479
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