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Bedwetting

Also known as Enuresis

Nocturnal enuresis or nighttime urinary incontinence, commonly called bedwetting, or "'sleepwetting'" is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which bladder control usually occurs. Nocturnal enuresis is considered primary (PNE) when a child has not yet had a prolonged period of being dry. Secondary nocturnal enuresis (SNE) is when a child or adult begins wetting again after having stayed dry.

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of bedwetting are attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), urinary tract infection, and obesity. Other possible causes, such as allergy, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with bedwetting often receive urinalysis, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic ultrasound of urinary tract, nonoperative urinary system measurements, other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea, occupational therapy assessment and ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with bedwetting include desmopressin, oxybutynin, imipramine, chickenpox vaccine (shingles vaccine), tolterodine (detrol), measles/mumps/rubella virus vaccine, chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine, desipramine, trihexyphenidyl (artane), glycerin (fleet), fluvoxamine (luvox), darifenacin (enablex) and sodium bicarbonate .

Desmopressin
$128
(28 days)
Oxybutynin
$37
(28 days)
Imipramine
$29
(28 days)
Chickenpox Vaccine (Shingles Vaccine)
$89
(14 days)
Tolterodine (Detrol)
$121
(28 days)
Desipramine
$65
(28 days)
Trihexyphenidyl (Artane)
$11
(28 days)
Glycerin (Fleet)
$4
(21 days)
Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
$44
(28 days)
Darifenacin (Enablex)
$125
(28 days)
Sodium Bicarbonate
$18
(21 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for bedwetting include age 5-14 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get bedwetting.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
1.2x
5-14 years
8.2x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
0.1x
45-59 years
0.2x
60-74 years
0.1x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.4x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
0.4x
White
1.0x
Other
1.4x
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