Antidepressants for Urinary Incontinence
How Well It Works
Duloxetine rarely cures stress incontinence. But it can reduce the number of times you leak urine. People taking duloxetine also felt it improved their quality of life.Reference 1 But duloxetine can cause side effects. The number of women who have fewer symptoms with duloxetine is about the same as the number of women who stop taking it because of side effects.Reference 2
Imipramine is not a well-studied incontinence treatment. It is not known as a highly effective treatment for urinary incontinence. But it may be worth trying if other medicines don't work or if they cause side effects.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: September 11, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology