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new use for botox -FYI


Specializes in LTC.

Heard about a new use of botox for overactive bladder today. Heard a commercial on TV couple of times. One reason Not eligible to be a candidate was 'unable to or choose NOT to' self-catheterize as retention must be a major side-effect. Commented about several other contraindications.

Need to read up on it more.

Don't know if you urology nurses are seeing this procedure used.


Specializes in ICU. Has 3 years experience.

I've seen that commercial too. I have yet to see anyone actually getting Botox for that reason though. It's good ol' Ditropan still!


Specializes in Med-Surg. Has 1 years experience.

Had a female patient get her second injection and was admitted with bleeding afterwards. Had to be placed on CBI. She had no problems with the first one though.

That is my only experience with it.