Overactive Bladder

What is Overactive Bladder?

An overactive bladder is caused by spasms of the bladder. It produces a strong urge to urinate. Overactive bladder may be a symptom of many conditions like bladder cancer or bladder inflammation.

Treatment for overactive bladder includes lifestyle changes, diet changes, surgery, and medication. Common drug classes used to treat an overactive bladder are acetylcholine release inhibitors, beta agonists, and muscarinic antagonists.

Savings Tips for Overactive Bladder

  • 50+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2014

    October 29, 2013

    For  many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below.

    What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

    Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More

  • How Switching Meds Could Save You More Than $2000 Per Year

    March 28, 2013

    When it comes to saving on your prescriptions, sometimes the way to get the best price isn’t as straightforward as simply using a coupon or switching to a generic.

    Recently, I visited a doctor to try and figure out why I was having headaches. It took months, but eventually I was diagnosed with migraines; then, I had to work with my doctor to find the right medication to manage the migraines.

    Like many Americans, I have health insurance, but even with insurance, the cost of my drugs was giving me a headache. See More

  • Gotta Go, Gotta Go: Here Comes the First and Only Over-the-Counter Patch for Women with Overactive Bladder

    March 19, 2013

    Get ready. In July 2013 the first over-the-counter patch will be available for the treatment of overactive bladder in women. Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition that causes a frequent, sudden, unstoppable need to urinate. Women call this the “gotta go, gotta go” problem. These bladder issues sadly force people to limit their participation in physical and social activities (sitting through movies or plays, long car drives, etc. See More

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Popular Overactive Bladder Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
oxybutynin Muscarinic Antagonists 13 See Prices
Ditropan XL
(oxybutynin er)
Muscarinic Antagonists 41 See Prices
Vesicare Muscarinic Antagonists 222 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Overactive Bladder Drug Classes

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