Management of urinary incontinence

J Clin Pharm Ther. 2000 Aug;25(4):251-63. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2710.2000.00292.x.


Urinary incontinence is one of the most embarrassing disabilities in the elderly people. It may be defined as an involuntary loss of urine in a quantity or frequency sufficient to cause a social or hygienic problem. Its magnitude is both overlooked and underestimated by the medical community. Unfortunately, urinary incontinence lacks the glamour of other 'high tech' medical problems.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cholinergic Antagonists / therapeutic use
  • Estrogens / therapeutic use
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Urinary Bladder / physiology*
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress / etiology
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress / physiopathology
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress / therapy*


  • Cholinergic Antagonists
  • Estrogens