Mirabegron Plus Solifenacin Superior to Solifenacin Alone for Incontinence, Frequent Urination
Urology – September 30, 2016 – Vol. 34 – No. 7
Combining mirabegron 50 mg with solifenacin 5 mg was superior to solifenacin 5 mg alone for improving symptoms of incontinence and frequent urination.
Article Reviewed: Efficacy and Safety of Mirabegron Add-On Therapy to Solifenacin in Incontinent Overactive Bladder Patients With an Inadequate Response to Initial 4-Week Solifenacin Monotherapy: A Randomised Double-Blind Multicentre Phase 3B Study (BESIDE). Drake MJ, Chapple C, et al: Eur Urol; 2016;70 (July): 136-145.
Take advantage of the extra time you spend inside this winter to make some tasty meals. Here is a recipe for Chicken and White Bean Soup. It’s made with ‘good for you’ ingredients – and won’t bother a sensitive bladder.
Makes 6 servings, 1 ½ cups each Calories per serving: 172
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic health condition that causes pain and pressure in the bladder and pelvic area. Because of this, it is sometimes called painful bladder syndrome. IC can cause an urgent need to urinate, a frequent need to urinate, or both…Read More
Christie Woodruff our Nurse Practitioner Discusses IC on the Radio
It is believed that one possible cause of overactive bladder is miscommunication between the brain and the sacral nerves; when the brain and sacral nerves don’t communicate correctly, the nerves will not tell the bladder to function correctly, which can cause bladder control problems.
The theory behind Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy is that gentle electrical stimulation of the sacral nerves reduces the signals to the nervous system which may be causing bladder control symptoms such as leaks, the sudden urge to go, or going too often.
The physicians at Northeast Georgia Urological Associates are experienced in the Medtronic InterStim implantation process and follow-up. Contact us if you feel your degree of bladder frequency or urgency warrants an evaluation.