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Anticholinergic Use For More Than 3 Months Increased Risk Of Dementia

A recent literature review of the long-term use of anticholinergic drugs used to treat overactive bladder symptoms, showed an increase risk of dementia by an average of 46%. Anticholinergic drugs include oxybutynin, solifenacin, darifenacin, tolterodine and trospium. ( Neurology and urodynamics 2021;40:15-24 )


“Esmya” the medicine used to treat fibroids, has been withdrawn because of fears over liver toxicity

Urine incontinence surgery

The use of mesh placed under the mid-urethra (Tension free Vaginal Tape),  continues to be suspended РBaroness Cumberledge has completed her report, and the RCOG are implementing the recommendations