The price of standard medication varies, as does insurance coverage. A month's supply of low-dose Vesicare, for instance, can cost about $230.
Allergan, which makes Botox, has now asked the FDA for approval for adults with idiopathic urge incontinence for whom standard medicines don't work, said company spokeswoman Heather Katt. Allergan declined to estimate costs of the injections for urge incontinence, but Katt said many plans cover the treatment for neurogenic urge incontinence and also would be expected to do so for the new indication, if it is approved.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health funded the study. Visco has no pharmaceutical company ties to report. Some co-authors report serving as consultants for Astellas Pharma US and GlaxoSmithKline, which make Vesicare.
To learn more about incontinence, visit the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
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