Botox is a skin rejuvenation procedure favorite of many women. Today, in the United States, Botox is also used to treat bladder problems.
As reported by Fox News page, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Botox as a treatment method issues an overactive bladder and can not be treated with other drugs.
Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder squeezes too often and without warning. the symptoms include frequent urination or a sudden feel the need to urinate.
To overcome this, Botox was injected into the bladder muscle. Botox makes the bladder more relaxed, increase storage capacity and reduce incontinence (inability to hold urination).
“Clinical studies have demonstrated the ability of Botox significantly reduced the frequency of incontinence,” said FDA Director of the Division of Reproductive and Urology Products, Hylton Joffe.
Bladder treatment using botox can be started again after the effect is lost. However, the recommended spacing is 12 weeks between treatments.
During clinical trials, common side effect when Botox is injected into the bladder such as urinary tract infections, painful urination, bladder emptying and urinary retention incomplete.
Meanwhile bladder patients who were undergoing treatment with Botox should not have a urinary tract infection and had to take antibiotics before, during treatment and after. This is to reduce the possibility of infection from the procedure.
Previously, Botox has been approved for non-cosmetic use, such as address migraines and severe underarm sweating and now Botox used to treat bladder problems.