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Botox approved to help overactive bladder

Saturday, January 19, 2013
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The wrinkle fighting drug, Botox, has now been approved to help treat adults who have an overactive bladder.

The Federal Drug Administration says about 33 million Americans have overactive bladders.

The condition is typically treated with nervous system-acting drugs, however, they don't always work for patients.

Clinical studies show Botox injections help relax the bladder muscle and allow more space for storage.

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