Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into the bladder muscle and used to treat overactive bladder symptoms and to treat leakage of urine (incontinence) in adults 18 years and older.
Botox is placed in the bladder muscle about every 6 months to target the source of your OAB.
- In your body, certain chemicals travel from nerve cells to muscle cells to make your bladder contract so that you can urinate.
- For people who have OAB, these muscles contract uncontrollably, creating leakage, the strong and sudden ne4ed to go, and going too often.
- Botox is placed directly in the bladder muscle, where it helps block the nerve signals that trigger overactive bladder.