Monday, January 21 2013, 12:34 PM MST
FDA To Expand Botox Use
(KUTV) On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approved use of Botox to treat adults with overactive bladder.
Overactive bladder is a conditioning in which the bladder squeezes too often or squeezes without warning.
When Botox is injected into the bladder muscle, it causes the bladder to relax, increasing the bladder's storage capacity and reducing episodes of urinary incontinence.
Injecting the bladder with Botox is performed using cystoscopy, a procedure that allows a doctor to visualize the interior of the bladder while Botox is being injected.
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