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i am 81yrs old what do i do about an over active bladder

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i am 81yrs old what do i do about an over active bladder during early hours of morning
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
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do you take any medicine?

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do you take any meds?

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
I noticed you rated positive
I recommend you take medicine for this
detrol and vesicare both work well
also kegel exercises for females
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thank you for that answer but i'm on visicare as precribed by my doctor but i don't think theyr'e helping is there anything else you can recomend?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
there is a new drug called mirabegron that is highly effective
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

where do you get this from? do you need to go to your own gp to get it precribed?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
GP will prescribe it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thank you for that. i will ask my gp on my next visit. do you know if it's safe to take if your on high blood pressure medication ?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
You will need to watch the blood pressure
that is one side effect. It CAN raise blood pressure
I haven't had an issue with it though because most of my patients taking do have high blood pressure