Incontinence Patch Now in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/6/03

Incontinence Patch Now in Lubbock

Recently, the FDA approved a patch for incontinence, which is bladder control. Well, it's here in Lubbock now.

For those who can't find a bathroom fast enough, it's called the Oxytrol Transdermal Patch. You can stick it on your tummy, hip, or rear twice a week to control the urgent need to urinate.

Dr. James Kirk, a urologist, says patients who tried medication but didn't like the side effects, will probably find the patch a better option.

Dr. Kirk says it's an old drug, Oxybutin, just a new delivery system. So, the main side effect is still dry mouth, but, with the patch, he says that hasn't been as big a problem.

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