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.


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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