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TheScientificWorldJOURNAL
Volume 9 (2009), Pages 459-465
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2009.55
Review Article

Use of Antimuscarinics in the Elderly

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

Received 5 June 2008; Revised 19 March 2009; Accepted 17 May 2009

Copyright © 2009 Bhavin Patel et al.

Abstract

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.