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Treatment of the overactive bladder (OAB)

The treatment options for the overactive bladder (OAB) include behavioural modifications, treatment with medications as well as surgery. There is a wide range of treatment options available which are individualised to a person’s symptoms and treatment preferences. Learn more about Treatment options.

Treatment options can be divided into:

First line treatments for Overactive Bladder

These treatments do not involve medications and include:

Behavioural therapies can be combined with medications.

Second line treatments for Overactive Bladder

Medication groups used to treat OAB include “anticholinergic” medications and “selective beta-3 agonist” medication. Learn more about Drug management.

Third line treatments for Overactive Bladder

Third line treatments for OAB include surgical options such as: