This treatment prevents involuntary urine leakage and urgent or too frequent needs to urinate.
The injection of this toxin is offered if the oral medicines taken to control bladder contractions are poorly performing or are insufficiently effective.
This intervention is increasingly used by patients with idiopathic and overactive bladder who are refractory to medical treatment, and by patients with secondary effects of incontinence due to a neurological problem.
Botox is an expensive drug. It is now covered by the RAMQ with an application for exemption by a doctor. Botox is also generally covered by private insurance companies.