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Volume 9 (2009), Pages 459-465
Review Article

Use of Antimuscarinics in the Elderly

1Wake Forest University, Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
2Pfizer Inc., New York, USA

Academic Editor: Gopal Badlani

Copyright © 2009 Bhavin Patel et al.


Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common, costly, and treatable condition in older persons. There is a wide array of available antimuscarinics for the treatment of these conditions; however, their side effect profile and the limited number of studies that evaluate their effect in the elderly curb their use. This review article focuses on OAB and its treatment, with special attention to the use of antimuscarinics in the elderly.