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Medications for stress incontinence

Duloxetine is a medicine which has been designed to treat stress incontinence. This can also be used in combination with other treatments such as pelvic floor exercises. It also goes by the names Cymbalta and Yentreve.

Although studies have shown that using this medicine may improve the quality of life of patients with stress incontinence, the improvement may only be small. It can be used alone or in combination with Pelvic Floor Exercises. Side-effects include nausea, dizziness. Some people feel drowsy, while others can suffer insomnia (difficulty sleeping).

Because of the side effects, we don't often use this treatment now. For most patients, there are better and more effective treatments.