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What medication were you put on?
just going to look for the name
it is doxycycline caps
How much water do you drink in a 24 hour period?4
Do you also feel more thirsty than usual?
no,but I forgot to mention that I have dad surgery to my spine from which I have recovered and my surgeon asked me to let them know to contact him if I have problem with my bowel or bladder
When did you have this surgery done?
I drink around a litre of water per day but I drink about one and a half litres of tea
You should reduce or stop all kind of caffeinated beverages.
surgery was done five years ago
caffeine is the most likely cause in your case I think.
I have recently cut down on drinking tea to half a litre and increase intake of water
I think that you should restrict water and tea intake total to not more than one liter per 24 hours.
and you should try not drinking anything before going to sleep.
There is a group of medications that are commonly used for increased urination which has no known cause which are called as cholinergic drugs.
I dont drink coffee at all
One drug that is commonly used is oxybutynin.
This will most likely cause your urinary frequency to reduce.
You should be managed by a urologist.
how effective will the drug be for my case
very effective actually.
I have been using this drug in my practice for many years.
with good effect.
Which is why I think that you should be managed by a specialist if you are not already following up with one.
do you think I need furthur tests and see a urologist
Yes I do.
Urodynamic studies are most likely required in your case.
Here is a list of drugs that can be helpful in your case:
Oxybutynin (Ditropan, Gelnique)Tolterodine (Detrol)Darifenacin (Enablex)Solifenacin (Vesicare)Trospium (Sanctura)Fesoterodine (Toviaz)
Any more questions?
Thank you for your help what are the dosage
For oxybutynin the usual dose is one 5-mg tablet two to three times a day.
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I have made an appointment to see a urologist