Which medications in the drug class Alpha/Beta Adrenergic Agonists are used in the treatment of Bladder Dysfunction?

Updated: Jan 04, 2019
  • Author: Gregory T Carter, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Alpha/Beta Adrenergic Agonists

Sympathomimetic drugs increase urethral pressure.

Ephedrine

The use of ephedrine in neurogenic bladder is based on its ability to increase urethral pressure, which would help patients with mild-to-moderate stress incontinence by directly stimulating alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptors.


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