Medicines for bladder control generally work by blocking signals that may cause muscle spasms in the bladder. A group of drugs called antispasmodics are usually the first drugs your doctor will consider for treating bladder control problems. Another group of medicines, called tricyclic antidepressants, may be considered, although these drugs are primarily intended to treat depression. Tricyclic antidepressants can calm nerve signals and decrease spasms in the bladder muscles.

These bladder control medicines have a long list of possible side effects which may include dizziness, dry mouth, nose, throat or, skin, decreased sweating, constipation, eye pain, hives, unusual bleeding or bruising, yellow eyes or skin, blurred vision, increased heart rate, weight gain or loss, and low blood pressure while standing.

Many patients who wish to avoid any possible side effects that drugs may have, often turn to natural remedies. In a published clinical study, Cysta-Q was well-tolerated and provided significant symptomatic improvements in patients with interstitial cystitis (IC).