Botulinum Toxin A treatment has been found to be effective in treating the urgency associated with OAB (Overactive Bladder) and most importantly for sufferers — the urge incontinence episodes. In a recent clinical study, people who were suffering with an average of 5.5 incontinence episodes per day at the start of the trial — approx. 25% of people became totally dry after one treatment
This effect can last up to six months or longer.
Furthermore from the TGA recognising Botulinum Toxin as being effective — the PBS as of November 1 will cover the cost for OAB, for patients who have trialled two anticholinergics.
Specialists at the Australian Centre for Bladder and Bowel Incontinence provide a range of procedural interventions including Botulinum Toxin injections and Sacral Nerve Stimulation. Injection of botulinum toxin into the overactive bladder muscle will relax it and relieve the symptoms of frequency, urgency, nocturia and urinary urge incontinence.