Which medications in the drug class Anticholinergic Agents are used in the treatment of Overactive Bladder in Children?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Pamela I Ellsworth, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Anticholinergic Agents

Anticholinergic agents inhibit the binding of acetylcholine to the cholinergic receptor, thereby suppressing involuntary bladder contraction of any etiology. In addition, they increase the volume of the first involuntary bladder contraction, decrease the amplitude of the involuntary bladder contraction, and may increase bladder capacity.

Oxybutynin (Ditropan, Ditropan XL, Oxytrol, Gelnique)

Oxybutynin inhibits the action of acetylcholine on smooth muscle and has a direct antispasmodic effect on smooth muscles, increasing bladder capacity and decreasing uninhibited contractions.


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