BOTOX is approved to treat overactive bladder symptoms, such as a strong need to urinate with leakage, urgency and frequency in adults when other types of medication do not work well enough or cannot be taken. BOTOX can help reduce bladder contractions increasing bladder capacity and decreasing the pressure in your bladder which causes urine leakage. BOTOX can also reduce nerve signals coming from the bladder that tell your nervous system that your bladder is full. This type of bladder control therapy will significantly improve your quality of life and provide symptom relief when other treatments fail.
BOTOX takes approximately one hour with the treatment taking approximately 30 minutes and then being observed for an additional 30 minutes.
At the time of your procedure you will be given a numbing agent, perhaps in combination with a sedative to keep you relaxed and comfortable. Once your bladder is numb, a small tube will be inserted through the urethra (the natural opening where the urine comes out).
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
There is no specific recovery time. The benefits of one BOTOX treatment can last up to 6 months before the effects wear off. As your symptoms return, talk to your doctor about repeating this treatment to help control your symptoms, but no sooner than 12 weeks from the prior treatment. After the procedure, you are able to resume your normal daily activities.