Overactive urinary bladder in elderly female patients: treatment specificities and drug interactions

Authors: Lukáš Horčička 1;  Eva Topinková 2
Authors‘ workplace: GONA, spol. s r. o., Praha 1;  Geriatrická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze 2
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2018; 64(11): 1085-1090


Aging is an inevitable process in the life of each organism and it is no different in the human world. According to the world statistics and demographic data, an ever increasing group in our population live to a ripe old age. The paper deals with pharmacological therapy for overactive bladder (OAB) in older women while also considering frequent comorbidities in older age. The prevalence of OAB at this life stage is greater as compared to other, more serious diseases. There are less clinical studies on geriatric patients than those focusing on younger age categories. The effect of pharmacotherapy with antimuscarinics against placebo is demonstrable within all age groups including people aged over 75. With regard to polypharmacotherapy in older adults, antimuscarinics may intervene in drug interactions. Therefore the authors draw attention to these risk factors and the ways to prevent them.

Key words:

drug interactions – geriatry – overactive bladder – urinary incontinence

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