Managing OAB with medication


Not everyone needs medication to manage OAB symptoms. But if conservative management doesn’t deliver the results you were hoping for, there are several medications that your doctor can prescribe for you.

How do medications work?

OAB medications work in different ways. Some help to prevent the bladder muscle from squeezing at the wrong times. Some help to relax the bladder muscle to allow more urine to be stored and lengthen the time between toilet trips.

How quickly do they work?

OAB medications work at different speeds. Although most medications are once-a-day tablets, some need be taken more frequently to work. Most OAB medications may take several weeks to show their maximum effect, so you will need to be patient. Some also come in different doses, so speak to your doctor about what is best for you.