Parents often do not know what to do about bedwetting, should you start with medication against bedwetting or use a bedwetting alarm? It is very frustrating when your child wets the bed. Most kids solve the problem on their own as they get older. It is true that bedwetting has enormous consequences for the child. Often children become very insecure and there is a chance of developing a negative self-image. The consequence is that bedwetting is a dormant problem that makes all parties unhappy.
When a child reaches the age of 7, bedwetting is seen as a problem. There are several solutions against bedwetting. The first choice is the use of a bedwetting alarm, if the bedwetting alarm doesn’t help your child can be prescribed medication against bedwetting.
Two types of medication against bedwetting
Minrin is the most commonly prescribed medication against bedwetting. The medication against bedwetting reduces urine production while sleeping. Normally the production of urine at night is lower than during the day. The hormone ADH takes care of this. Sometimes the production of ADH in children is not lower at night than it is during the day. This ensures that the amount of urine at night does not fit into the bladder.
If this is the case, the (family) doctor prescribes medication against bedwetting. Minrin is synthetic ADH . This bedwetting drug ensures that. This drug reduces water excretion during the night. The fluid retained by the body at night is excreted during the day when the drug has worn off. This medication against bedwetting can be administered for both longer or shorter periods of time. It is also helpful to use this bedwetting medication during sleepovers and school camps.
The minrin melt tablet is a new medication against bedwetting. Minrin melt contains synthetic ADH, which means that the bladder produces less moisture at night. The benefit of Minrin melt is that the tablet can be placed under the tongue and no water is needed. Many children find it unpleasant to have to swallow pills. That is no longer necessary with this medication against bedwetting.
Medication against bedwetting for an overactive bladder
Oxybutynin is a drug prescribed for children who suffer from an overactive bladder. An overactive bladder is when your bladder produces too much urine and the child constantly feels that he/she needs to pee. If this is the case, you can start with bladder training before starting medication against bedwetting. Blow training is when you start practicing stopping the flow of urine during the day. Practicing this stretches the bladder and allows a greater volume of urine in the bladder at night. In this training, medication against bedwetting can help increase bladder volume.
With a larger bladder, the chance of bedwetting is smaller. A little mentioned side effect of anticholinergics is reduced heat tolerance with the risk of ‘heat stroke’ due to insufficiently effective perspiration at high outside temperatures. Expert opinion recommends taking additional pre-cooling measures above 30º Celsius or stopping the administration of anticholinergics to children.
Medication against bedwetting
The medication against bedwetting Furosemide (lasix) is a drug that ensures that the body is dehydrated, as it were. This medication against bedwetting will help dry out the body as it were, so that less urine is produced at night.
If you are unsure doubt about the bedwetting of your child, we always recommend that you contact your family doctor. They can tell you whether it is recommended to start with a bedwetting alarm or whether it is wise to start medication. According to the guidelines, they will always determine whether your child’s behavior should be adjusted by using a bedwetting alarm instead of starting medication.