botox in the bladder

 Botulinum toxin (botox) injection into the bladder is a well-established treatment for overactive bladder and urgency incontinence, including urgency incontinence associated with neurological disease. The toxin relaxes the smooth muscle of the bladder wall, decreasing the frequency of contractions and temporarily increasing the capacity of the bladder. It may be used in adults with refractory symptoms who have failed to respond to adequate trials of anticholinergic medications.

botox for overactive bladder

 Botox is a medication derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which produces a toxin that causes a type of food poisoning called botulism. Botulinum toxin is one of the most poisonous substances known to man. Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine at nerve endings in the muscle. This prevents muscle contraction and relaxes the bladder muscles, allowing the bladder to increase in capacity. This can reduce symptoms such as increased frequency, urgency and incontinence (leaking urine).

botox bladder injections

 Botox bladder injections can be an effective treatment for overactive bladder or urge incontinence (urine leakage). These are conditions that cause you to feel the need to urinate frequently or urgently. Injecting Botox into your bladder relaxes the muscles. This gives you more time to get to the bathroom when you feel the need to go.

bladder botox

 The botulinum toxin type A used to treat muscle spasticity is a purified protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The botulinum toxin blocks nerve function, which causes muscles to weaken or relax. Botox is injected into the bladder muscle to reduce spasms. This helps patients who have had numerous urinary tract infections or bladder stones because of frequent bladder contractions.