Is there any medication to stop bedwetting habit in adults?

Q. I am 23 years old with a habit of urinating in bed still. Please suggest medication.

Answered by
Dr. Ankush Jairath
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on May 15, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jul 24, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a 23-year-old female. I used to urinate on the bed since childhood. Please suggest me some medicines.



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Have you tried any medication before also? Do you have a dry period anytime until these 23 years? You still do bed-wetting on a daily basis or it is just when you cough or sneeze? Do you have any history of diabetes or hypertension or any medications? Kindly elaborate on how many times at night you wet and how many times you get up to urinate?

Thank you doctor,

I had taken some Ayurvedic medicine a long time before but I could not remember. No, I never had any dry period in the last 23 years. I am urinating once or twice in a week on the bed but when I manage to urinate at night I wake at around 2 AM, then there is no urination on the bed. I urinate a little when I cough or sneeze. I am not diabetic or hypertensive.



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The first thing is behavioral modification. In this first one is the alarm system. So the time you feel you are wetting clothes you put an alarm half an hour before that so once alarm rings you get up to urinate (for example, let us say you do bedwetting at 2 AM so put an alarm at 1.30 AM). Once you do on a regular basis then the body will get used to it (to get up at that particular time to pee) and you will not need an alarm anymore. Second is less water intake after 9 PM and before going to bed, just go and pass urine. Third is tablet. You can start tablet Minrin (Desmopressin) 0.1 mg before bedtime for 10 days. We will get back again after trying these three things after 10 days. Tablet dose may need adjustment so let us see how your body responds.

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