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Urinary and bladder control treatments

Category: Medicines

Type

Involuntary and voluntary

Introduction and description

 

This class of drugs aim to treat the symptoms of Bladder and urinary tract disease

The symptoms of these diseases include nocturia, polyuria, urinary urgency and urinary incontinence, as well as painful and more frequent urination. 

People experiencing an upper urinary tract infection may also experience fever, or nausea and vomiting.

The Drugs

 The drugs in this area come within certain defined classes. 

Using the eHealthme statistics, the number of drugs is as follows.  If you are interested in getting more information - actual case reports, the lists also show how many case reports of adverse effects they had available in February 2016:

 

No of Drugs designed to treat the symptoms of urgent urination :

  • Urge Incontinence (20 drugs in 383 reports)
  • Urinary Incontinence (16 drugs in 254 reports)
  • Incontinence (13 drugs in 148 reports)
  • Frequent Or Urgent Urination (14 drugs in 144 reports)
  • Neurogenic Bladder (2 drugs in 11 reports)
  • Bladder Spasm (9 drugs in 36 reports)
  • Bladder Disorder (11 drugs in 58 reports) 

 No of drugs designed to treat the symptoms of urinary tract infection:

  • Urinary Tract Infection (50 drugs in 1,298 reports)
  • Infection (61 drugs in 1,239 reports)
  • Recurrent Cystitis (13 drugs in 58 reports)
  • Urinary Tract Infection Bacterial (6 drugs in 23 reports) 

 Not all the drugs are listed here, as we have concentrated on those which have a record for hallucinations and deaths.

Side effects

 

Using the eHealthme web site and the Adverse Drug reports submitted  by doctors to the FDA and SEDA in the USA only, we can get a snapshot view of the real side effects being experienced by those taking these drugs, as opposed to the side-effects listed on the packets. 

It should be noted that as these are doctor submitted reports, it excludes all those who did not return to the doctor but either abandonned the medication or carried on without complaining.  It also excludes all those who were prescribed yet another drug to counteract the effects of this class of drug etc - in other words all those doctors who do not question or report the effects of the drugs they are selling to patients. 

Example drugs and their effects

  If we take a few examples, the most common Detrol side effects are:

  • Drug Ineffective in Detrol (2,854 reports)
  • Dry Mouth in Detrol (2,403 reports)
  • Headache in Detrol (1,281 reports)
  • Constipation in Detrol (1,259 reports)
  • Nausea in Detrol (1,107 reports)
  • Fatigue in Detrol (995 reports)
  • Fall in Detrol (967 reports)
  • Weakness in Detrol (961 reports)
  • Urinary Incontinence in Detrol (899 reports)
  • Blood Pressure Management in Detrol (891 reports)
 

and another example, the most common Ditropan side effects:

  • Fall in Ditropan (563 reports)
  • Weakness in Ditropan (483 reports)
  • Nausea in Ditropan (473 reports)
  • High Blood Pressure in Ditropan (412 reports)
  • Depression in Ditropan (406 reports)
  • Pain in Ditropan (402 reports)
  • Fatigue in Ditropan (400 reports)
  • Urinary Tract Infection in Ditropan (398 reports)
  • Stress And Anxiety in Ditropan (367 reports)
  • Drug Ineffective in Ditropan (362 reports)

and one more example, the most common Elmiron side effects:

  • Nausea in Elmiron (173 reports)
  • Diarrhea in Elmiron (154 reports)
  • Pain in Elmiron (154 reports)
  • Hair Loss in Elmiron (117 reports)
  • Dizziness in Elmiron (109 reports)
  • Fatigue in Elmiron (104 reports)
  • Urinary Tract Infection in Elmiron (103 reports)
  • Drug Ineffective in Elmiron (102 reports)
  • Stress And Anxiety in Elmiron (97 reports)
  • Weakness in Elmiron (92 reports)

Many of these effects  - the nausea, the diarrhoea, dizziness, weakness etc are the classic symptoms of poisoning.  But there remain a few other side effects related to blood pressure that deserve to be explored.

The drugs that are targeted at urinary incontinence are more often than not an anticholinergic.  Anticholinergics stimulate the flight and fight response in us - the sympathetic as opposed to parasympathetic nervous system.  The parasympathetic nervous system is in action when we are not stressed, but relaxed and full of the joys of life.  In effect, in order to stop people weeing, these drugs artificially provoke a form of panic, - fight and flight.  Panic and fight and flight responses raise the blood pressure and have the heart pumping ready to meet the virtual dinosaur, so this is why  the side effects of the drugs include stress, anxiety, depression, raised blood pressure and dry mouth.

Bedwetting in children

There are a number of the drugs that are used on children and are supposed to help with bedwetting.  Children who wet beds are often very emotionally disturbed as a consequence of their home [or school] life.  They can be very frightened by circumstances over which they  have no control.  It can be as simple but devastating as severe conflict between parents, to something really terrifying - abuse by relatives.  To give drugs to a disturbed frightened child is tantamount to cruelty, and here we have an example of the effects - the most common side effects for the two to nine year old:

  • Hyponatraemia
  • Convulsion
  • Confusional State
  • Headache
  • Brain Oedema
  • Pyrexia
  • Water Intoxication
  • Vomiting
  • Extrasystoles

The ineffectiveness of the drugs

There is a recurring pattern in all the drugs that they are simply not effective, for example,

  •  most common Detrol side effects:  Drug Ineffective in Detrol (2,854 reports)
  • most common Enablex side effects: Drug Ineffective in Enablex (607 reports)
  • most common Elmiron side effects: Drug Ineffective in Elmiron (102 reports)
  • most common Ditropan side effects:  Drug Ineffective in Ditropan (362 reports)
  • most common Oxybutynin chloride side effects: Drug Ineffective in Oxybutynin chloride (116 reports)
  • most common Sanctura side effects: Drug Ineffective in Sanctura (93 reports)
  • most common Tamsulosin hydrochloride side effects: Drug Ineffective in Tamsulosin hydrochloride (80 reports)
  • most common Tolterodine side effects: Drug Ineffective in Tolterodine (78 reports)
  • most common Toviaz side effects: Drug Ineffective in Toviaz (513 reports)
  • most common Trospium chloride side effects: Drug Ineffective in Trospium chloride (30 reports)
  • most common Vesicare side effects: Drug Ineffective in Vesicare (771 reports)

and in those drugs that are used specifically to treat urinary tract infections we have:

  • most common Macrobid side effects : Urinary Tract Infection in Macrobid (484 reports)
  • most common Norfloxacin side effects : Urinary Tract Infection in Norfloxacin (98 reports)
  • most common Noroxin side effects : Urinary Tract Infection in Noroxin (69 reports)
  • most common Trimethoprim side effects:  Urinary Tract Infection in Trimethoprim (303 reports)
 

Given the severe side effects experienced with this class of drugs, it seem extraordinary that they should continue to be prescribed to people who are clearly getting no benefit from them whatsoever.

Why don't they work?

We now need to turn to the section on Bladder and urinary tract disease. 

There you will find the causes are listed and the causes are:

 

  • Stress
  • Surgery
  • Pregnancy or organ distention
  • Bacterial infection
  • Pharmaceuticals, especially antibiotics, but if you look at the entry for bladder and urinary tract illness, you will see a very very large number of pharmaceuticals cause urinary tract problems.
  • Viral infections
  • Parasites
  • Fungal infections
  • Toxins

Giving a stimulant to someone already stressed would seem extremely unwise and if one glances down the actual causes, this class of drugs actually addresses none of the actual causes.  In effect they are, as the eHealthme site has proven, wholly ineffective and in some cases worse as we shall see next.

Suicide and depression

Some of the drugs in this class have severe effects on the mental state of people.  Quite a large number show that people become severely depressed where before they were simply anxious.  For  example, the most common Imipramine hydrochloride side effects are:

  • Depression in Imipramine hydrochloride (56 reports)
  • Stress And Anxiety in Imipramine hydrochloride (37 reports)
  • Suicidal Ideation in Imipramine hydrochloride (20 reports)
 

 and the most common Urispas side effects are:

  • Depression in Urispas (19 reports)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Relapse in Urispas (16 reports)
  • Urinary Tract Infection in Urispas (15 reports)
  • Heart Attack in Urispas (13 reports)
  • Suicide Attempt in Urispas (12 reports)
  • Acute Kidney Failure in Urispas (11 reports)
  • Chest Pain in Urispas (11 reports)
  • Hepatic Failure in Urispas (11 reports)

Deaths

Again, using the eHealthme web site and the Adverse Drug reports submitted  by doctors to the FDA and SEDA in the USA only, these are the figures for the ultimate spiritual experience - death.  It should be noted that these figures only apply to the USA where the statistics are collected, they exclude all those in the rest of the world:

  • Bethanechol chloride - On Feb, 20, 2016: 181 people reported to have side effects when taking Bethanechol chloride. Among them, 1 people (0.55%) has Death
  • Ciprofloxacin - On Feb, 19, 2016: 610 people reported to have side effects when taking Ciprofloxacin. Among them, 7 people (1.15%) have Death
  • Ciprofloxacin extended release - On Feb, 6, 2016: 33 people reported to have side effects when taking Ciprofloxacin extended release. Among them, 5 people (15.15%) have Death
  • Ddavp - On Feb, 17, 2016: 1,391 people reported to have side effects when taking Ddavp. Among them, 29 people (2.08%) have Death
  • Desmopressin - On Feb, 8, 2016: 1,204 people reported to have side effects when taking Desmopressin acetate. Among them, 28 people (2.33%) have Death
  • Detrol - On Feb, 17, 2016: 20,444 people reported to have side effects when taking Detrol. Among them, 275 people (1.35%) have Death
  • Detrol LA - On Feb, 3, 2016: 8,826 people reported to have side effects when taking Detrol la. Among them, 171 people (1.94%) have Death
  • Ditropan - On Feb, 16, 2016: 6,657 people reported to have side effects when taking Ditropan. Among them, 138 people (2.07%) have Death
  • Ditropan xl - On Feb, 1, 2016: 1,930 people reported to have side effects when taking Ditropan xl. Among them, 47 people (2.44%) have Death
  • Elmiron - On Jan, 23, 2016: 1,880 people reported to have side effects when taking Elmiron. Among them, 9 people (0.48%) have Death
  • Enablex - On Feb, 13, 2016: 3,289 people reported to have side effects when taking Enablex. Among them, 27 people (0.82%) have Death
  • Gelnique - On Feb, 20, 2016: 75 people reported to have side effects when taking Gelnique. Among them, 2 people (2.67%) have Death
  • Imipramine - On Jan, 21, 2016: 280 people reported to have side effects when taking Imipramine hydrochloride. Among them, 1 people (0.36%) has Death
  • On Jan, 21, 2016: 56 people reported to have side effects when taking Imipramine pamoate. Among them, 1 people (1.79%) has Death
  • Macrobid - On Jan, 22, 2016: 3,029 people reported to have side effects when taking Macrobid. Among them, 39 people (1.29%) have Death
  • Macrodantin - On Feb, 6, 2016: 1,653 people reported to have side effects when taking Macrodantin. Among them, 14 people (0.85%) have Death
  • Nitrofurantoin - On Feb, 20, 2016: 97 people reported to have side effects when taking Nitrofurantoin macrocrystalline. Among them, 1 people (1.03%) has Death
  • Norfloxacin - On Jan, 31, 2016: 1,106 people reported to have side effects when taking Norfloxacin. Among them, 29 people (2.62%) have Death
  • Noroxin - On Jan, 21, 2016: 1,562 people reported to have side effects when taking Noroxin. Among them, 17 people (1.09%) have Death
  • Oxybutynin - On Feb, 9, 2016: 2,670 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxybutynin chloride. Among them, 35 people (1.31%) have Death
  • Oxytrol - On Feb, 20, 2016: 207 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxytrol. Among them, 8 people (3.86%) have Death
  • Phenazopyridine - On Feb, 1, 2016: 1,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Phenazopyridine hcl. Among them, 24 people (2.10%) have Death
  • On Feb, 20, 2016: 1,115 people reported to have side effects when taking Phenazopyridine hcl tab. Among them, 24 people (2.15%) have Death
  • Sanctura - On Feb, 20, 2016: 1,032 people reported to have side effects when taking Sanctura. Among them, 13 people (1.26%) have Death
  • Sanctura xr - On Feb, 13, 2016: 454 people reported to have side effects when taking Sanctura xr. Among them, 6 people (1.32%) have Death
  • Solifenacin - On Feb, 13, 2016: 336 people reported to have side effects when taking Solifenacin succinate. Among them, 6 people (1.79%) have Death
  • Sulfadiazine - On Feb, 8, 2016: 738 people reported to have side effects when taking Sulfadiazine. Among them, 8 people (1.08%) have Death
  • Tamsulosin - On Feb, 7, 2016: 7,589 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamsulosin. Among them, 197 people (2.60%) have Death
  • On Jan, 28, 2016: 2,179 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamsulosin hydrochloride. Among them, 32 people (1.47%) have Death
  • Tolterodine - On Feb, 11, 2016: 2,255 people reported to have side effects when taking Tolterodine. Among them, 50 people (2.22%) have Death
  • On Jan, 24, 2016: 1,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Tolterodine tartrate. Among them, 46 people (2.72%) have Death
  • Toviaz - On Feb, 13, 2016: 3,381 people reported to have side effects when taking Toviaz. Among them, 32 people (0.95%) have Death
  • Trimethoprim - On Feb, 7, 2016: 3,878 people reported to have side effects when taking Trimethoprim. Among them, 80 people (2.06%) have Death.
  • Trospium chloride - On Feb, 13, 2016: 502 people reported to have side effects when taking Trospium chloride. Among them, 5 people (1.00%) have Death
  • Urecholine - On Feb, 18, 2016: 330 people reported to have side effects when taking Urecholine. Among them, 13 people (3.94%) have Death
  • Urispas - On Jan, 27, 2016: 204 people reported to have side effects when taking Urispas. Among them, 10 people (4.90%) have Death
  • Vesicare - On Feb, 5, 2016: 7,298 people reported to have side effects when taking Vesicare. Among them, 107 people (1.47%) have Death
 

Summary totals

Using the eHealthme web site and the Adverse Drug reports submitted  by doctors to the FDA and SEDA in the USA only, and excluding all those in the rest of the world, the following totals as at February 2016 applied.  These figures show the number of people who have side effects or who have died whilst taking these drugs:

Side effects:  81,308

Deaths:  1,500

 

How it works

Why the hallucinations?

Poisoning

We have provided a few healing observations for comparison.  They are all related to plants or means of stress control.  Plants used in healing address the cause and not the symptoms.

Observations

In June 2016, eHealthme ceased to provide the information on which all the data in this section is based.  On querying my friends in the USA, it would seem that many of the sites that provided similar information, have done the same.  The links we provided to eHealthme also no longer work as this data too has been removed. 

As to why all these sites have removed exceptionally important information, my USA helpers said that more and more people are questioning what they are being given – and demanding to know WHY the CAUSE of their illness has not been investigated.  It appears that there has been a very heartening increase in the numbers of people who want to be healed – have the cause tackled and not the symptoms.  And this is ‘not popular’ with the conventional medical community, who cannot make money from well people.

The statistics collected from eHealthme remain valid for the date they were collected.  As such we have left this section as it is – an historical record.  Please read this section therefore only as an historical record of the figures that were applicable on the date specified.

The following figures were obtained from the eHealthme web site which compiles summaries of the Adverse Drug reports submitted by doctors to the FDA and SEDA.    The figures were correct as at end 2015.  They apply only to the USA.

The links [no longer]take you to the eHealthme site, where once before the crack down, both an up to date figure for the hallucinations could be obtained and a full list of all the side effects for each drug.

 

Pharmaceutical

Number of hallucinations

Bethanacol

1

Bethanecol chloride

1

Carbachol

3

Ciprofloxacin

3

Co-trimoxazole

-

Ddapv

21

Desmopressin

16

Detrol

197

Detrol la

53

Ditropan

104

Ditropan xl

35

Elmiron

12

Enablex

28

Flavoxate

4

Gelnique

4

Imipramine

1

Macrobid

44

Macrodantin

21

Minirin

5

Nitrofurantoin

1

Norfloxacin

7

Noroxin

18

Oxybutinin [or Oxybutynin]

21

Oxytrol

7

Phenazopyridine and hcl

17 + 24

Propantheline bromide

4

Sanctura and sanctura xr

9 + 6

Solifenacin

-

Stimate

1

Sulfadiazine

1

Tamsulosin and hcl

57 + 12

Tolteradine and tartrate

10 + 15

Toviaz

16

Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole

44

Trospium chloride

1

Urecholine

13

Urispas

6

Vesicare

98

TOTAL

 941

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