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Bladder Weakness / Incontinence

We sell incontinence products and medical solutions to bladder weakness that are safe and effective, with free delivery for orders over £40. If you don’t have a prescription our trusted and qualified Doctors can easily provide you with one, and we also sell treatments that are over-the-counter and do not require prescriptions.

How does bladder weakness medication work?

We stock Vesicare (active ingredient: solifenacin) as a treatment for bladder weakness. We stock the 5mg and 10mg versions of this medication. This medication works by relaxing the muscles of your bladder to improve your ability to control your urination.

This medication is to be taken by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day with a glass of water.

Bladder weakness

Bladder weakness and urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine. It’s a common problem that affects millions of people, so there is no need to feel embarrassed if this is a problem you are struggling with.

There are several types of bladder weakness, including:

  • Stress incontinence—when urine leaks out when you cough, sneeze or laugh
  • Urge incontinence—when urine leaks as you feel a sudden urge to pee
  • Overflow incontinence—when you’re unable to fully empty your bladder, which causes frequent leaking
  • Total incontinence—when your bladder cannot store any urine at all, causing frequent leaking


What causes bladder weakness?

Different types of incontinence may stem from different causes.

Some of these causes are things that may be unavoidable depending on your situation, such as:


  • Pregnancy and vaginal birth
  • Neurological conditions that affect the brain and spinal cord
  • Family history
  • Increasing age
  • Certain connective tissue disorders
  • Certain medications

Though some causes may be mitigated or avoided through lifestyle changes and non-medical treatments, such as:


  • Drinking too much alcohol or caffeine
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Constipation
  • Carrying excessive fat on your stomach (though this differs from person to person and you may still require a medical solution)


Should I see my GP about bladder weakness?

If your bladder weakness is causing problems in your day-to-day life, you will benefit from a consultation with your GP, where they can recommend treatments that will help.


Do I need a prescription for bladder weakness medication?

Yes. However, not all available treatments for bladder weakness are tablets. While we do offer Vesicare (solifenacin) tablets that relax the muscles in the bladder, we also offer Tena pads which are specifically designed to absorb urine, as opposed to sanitary pads used for menstrual discharge. We offer these pads in 4 different sizes and strengths for whatever your incontinence levels.