FDA permits use of Botox for Urinary Incontinence

on Saturday, 24 September 2011. Posted in News, Products and Guidelines Written By: superadmin

FDA permits use of Botox for Urinary Incontinence

The US Food and Drug Administration shows green to the use of Botox for managing Urinary Incontinence.

 

The US Food and Drug Administration shows green to the use of Botox for managing Urinary Incontinence.


The decision came especially keeping in consideration people suffering from diseases such as multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries who have urinary incontinence  and need to manage it with catheter or medication.

 

Speaking on the FDA’s decision to grant approval to the use of Botox for urinary incontinence; the Deputy Director of FDA’s division of Reproductive and Urologic Products, George Benson, said:


“Urinary conditions associated with neurological conditions can be difficult to manage; Botox offers another treatment option for these patients.”

Botox Facts and Trivia:

  • Botox is actually a toxic substance produced by the bacterium Clostridium blotulinum.
  • It is known to cause a deadly food poisoning called botulism.
  • Botox is used in beauty enhancing cosmetic treatments.
  • The Botox treatment industry has been reportedly earning $1billion per year.


With the new treatment doctors will be able to treat urinary incontinence in patients by injecting Botox into their bladder. This will relax the bladder muscles and allow it to store more urine at a time.


It has been proven in clinical studies that Botox injections help the urinary bladder to retain more urine and decrease the occurrence of incontinence episodes for as long as nine months.


Botox is already an approved drug for use in treatment of ailments such as severe underarm swellings, migraine and muscle stiffness etc.

 

 

 

 

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