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Optimizing Pharmacotherapy in Older Adults: Urinary Incontinence

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Optimizing Pharmacotherapy in Older Patients

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The appropriate management of urinary incontinence requires a comprehensive geriatric assessment with a focused history and examination including a review of medications. Pharmacotherapy should ideally be considered following a trial of conservative management, and both these approaches are not mutually exclusive. Medications available mainly target urge incontinence/overactive bladder and to a lesser extent stress and mixed incontinence. Treatment must be tailored and monitored carefully with regular follow-up since adverse effects of treatment can be considerable. Unfortunately, evidence on the use of many of these therapeutic agents in the frail older patient is limited.

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Vella, A., Pedone, C. (2023). Optimizing Pharmacotherapy in Older Adults: Urinary Incontinence. In: Cherubini, A., Mangoni, A.A., O’Mahony, D., Petrovic, M. (eds) Optimizing Pharmacotherapy in Older Patients. Practical Issues in Geriatrics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-28061-0_15

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