Medications that may cause or contribute to UI

Drugs associated with urinary retention and overflow incontinence

Drugs causing urge incontinence

Drugs that cause stress incontinence


Drugs sold 'over the counter' (OTC) may possess properties as side effects which exaccerbate or contribute to urinary incontinence. For example, medications purchased for a mild cold often include antihistamines and decongestants. In addition, caffeine may be included in some medications, e.g. over the counter analgesics purchased for a headache.

Please visit this Mayo Clinic site, and look for the section on medications which can affect continence.

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Many medications that are sold over-the-counter can cause urinary incontinence.

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