09 Oct UGSA Botox Injections for Overactive Bladder Information Sheet
What is overactive bladder?
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a chronic condition that causes symptoms of frequency, urgency and nocturia (getting up more than once overnight to pass urine). Women can experience leakage of urine (urge incontinence) associated with these symptoms. Please see the UGSA Patient Information Sheet “Overactive Bladder” for more information.
What is Botox?
Botox is often used in the cosmetic industry to treat wrinkles (frown lines). Botox is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin Type A – a specific protein harvested from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. We use minute amounts of this protein in various settings in the medical field, including treatment of eye problems, chronic pain, migraines and OAB.