Ever find yourself cutting activities short to deal with your overactive bladder symptoms? If so, you're not alone.

These are just a few ways people living with OAB may adjust their lifestyles to cope with their symptoms:

Changing travel plans

Exercising less or not at all

Limiting activities

Listen to Kate, a patient with overactive bladder, talk about how she coped with her symptoms

It was embarrassing, I would have to run to the restroom, always in fear that I would have leakage.”

Kate, a real GEMTESA patient who has been compensated for her participation in this video


When I started noticing my overactive bladder, OAB, symptoms it was about two years ago.”

[Text on screen] More Than My OAB: Kate’s GEMTESA Journey

Coping with Overactive Bladder

Kate is a real patient taking GEMTESA who has been compensated by Urovant Sciences for her participation in this video.

I’m a waitress and it was so difficult for me to do my job. It was embarrassing, I would have to run to the restroom, always in fear that I would have leakage.


OAB symptoms impacted my personal life. I never could be present in my relationship. I was always in fear that he would find out that I was wearing pads. I always had that drawer where I would hide my pads and hope that he would never find that drawer.


After my relationship had ended, I realized that I needed to seek professional help.


I believe, for me, taking the first step was finding a healthcare professional that I could talk to and feel comfortable with.”

[Text on screen] GEMTESA is a prescription medication for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) in adults with symptoms of leakage episodes, urgency, and frequency. Please see Important Safety Information at the end of this video.

Coping with OAB symptoms?

It may be time to talk to a healthcare professional about GEMTESA.

Do not take if you have a known allergic reaction to GEMTESA or its ingredients. Tell your doctor right away if you are unable to empty your bladder or if you have a weak urine stream.

[Text on screen] GEMTESA may increase your chances of not being able to empty your bladder.

Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines that contain digoxin, or if you have liver or kidney problems.

Side effects may include headache, common cold symptoms, diarrhea, nausea, urinary tract and upper respiratory tract infection.

[Text on screen] Available by prescription only. Call 1-833-UROVANT.

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These overactive bladder coping techniques may also be familiar to you

  • Wearing panty liners, pads, or absorbent briefs daily
  • Packing extra underwear, pads, or clothes in case of an accident
  • Mapping out the closest bathrooms when traveling or leaving home
  • Carefully planning your commute

Tired of just coping with OAB symptoms?

Use this self-assessment tool to help start a conversation with your doctor