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This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Your symptoms suggest urge incontinence.
THis happens due to the over active bladder muscles causing frequent urination.
Of course urinary tract infection should be ruled out first with urine analysis.
Kentera patch works well for this type of problem.
There are other medications as well with lesser side effects.
Toterodine and solifenacine are such examples.
Their side effects are less bothersome than kentera.
Why do you find kentera hard to use?
I find kentera gives me a terrible taste in my throat and mouth. Is this usual?
yes this can occur with oxybutynine.
dry mouth is the problem
you can use artificial saliva substitute.
You can try Tolterodine if possible.
Can these be bought without a prescription?
you need prescription.
Please avoid caffeine, soda, alcoholic beverages.
they can make you pee frequently.
Also do not drink too much fluids, avoid tight undergarments.
ok. Will I have to take this medication all the time?
Pelvic muscle exercises should be performed daily to strengthen the bladder sphincter and muscles.
You need to use sometime.
Please make these lifestyle changes --you will see lot of benefits.
This is a link to the guide to pelvic floor exercises: