Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci.  2015 Aug;13(2):212-214. 10.9758/cpn.2015.13.2.212.

Overactive Bladder Successfully Treated with Duloxetine in a Female Adolescent

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2International Health Care Center, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Uijeongbu, Korea. smwang11@daum.net

Abstract

Overactive bladder (OAB) is defined as urgency, usually with frequency and nocturia, and with or without urge incontinence. Duloxetine, an antidepressant that inhibits reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine, is indicated for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in Europe. In this paper, we present a case of a 17-year-old female patient with OAB and depressive symptoms who was successfully treated with duloxetine. This case suggests duloxetine can be an option for patient with OAB, and it also highlights the need for further studies of duloxetine's use in the treatment of OAB.

Keyword

Duloxetine; Overactive urinary bladder; Treatment; Stress urinary incontinence; Depression
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