Should I use anticholinergics to treat overactive bladder syndrome in adults?
It is not clear whether any benefits are sustained during long term treatment or after treatment stops. About 1 in 3 people taking the drugs reported a dry mouth but for most this was not sufficiently troublesome for them to stop treatment (NNH** 1-10).
A person who voids more than 8 times in 24 hours is considered to have frequency. About 16 per cent of adults over 40 years old have symptoms of overactive bladder syndrome (urgency with frequency and/or urge incontinence).