Botox starts to work about 1 week, but the full effect of the drug can take up to two weeks.
Botoxis not permanent and lasts six to eight months in the bladder. Botox has a prolonged effect on the bladder compared to other muscles where it can last only a few months. The good news is that most people get relief from symptoms quickly, in just a few days.
The results of the treatment last about six months and you may receive additional injections. A possible side effect is urinary retention, and it is not recommended for men at risk or history of prostate enlargement. Botox is approved by the FDA in the United States at a dose of 100 units for HAV and 200 units for HAV associated with neurological conditions. Botox injection into the bladder is a well-established treatment for overactive bladder and urge incontinence, including urge incontinence associated with neurological diseases.
Botox is an option to treat urge incontinence or overactive bladder in people who have not been successful with other treatment options. The goal of botox in the bladder is to effectively treat persistent and disabling urinary incontinence with urgency, frequency and urgency. Most patients see a reduction in involuntary urine loss within two weeks of Botox administration in the bladder and full effects at 12 weeks. When Botox is injected into the bladder muscle, it treats thick muscle bands, known as trabeculation.
Botox for urinary incontinence is often recommended when conservative treatments do not stop involuntary loss of urine or overactive bladder. The doctor can see the inside of the bladder with the cystoscope and give botox injections through it. You don't need general anesthesia for Botox injections into the bladder, but your doctor will give you a local anesthetic to temporarily numb your bladder so you don't feel the injections, similar to how a dentist numbs your mouth before filling a cavity. Other side effects may include fatigue, pain or difficulty urinating, and temporary inability to empty the bladder.
When considering Botox injections, ask for a referral to your primary care provider or find a health professional who is experienced in these types of treatments. If you have trouble urinating after Botox injections into your bladder, you should contact your doctor. Botox is generally used to improve conditions with muscle spasticity, involuntary muscle contractions, excessive sweating, and twitching of the eyelid or eye muscles. Botulinum toxin, when used in minute amounts in a derivative known as botox, is a magical and powerful potion.
The effects of Botox last for about 6 months and then need to be re-injected when the patient notices that the benefits are disappearing.