…the more women I talk to, the more I feel like I'm not alone.”
WHAT IS OVERACTIVE BLADDER (OAB)?
OAB happens when your bladder muscles suddenly contract too frequently and too often, even when your bladder isn't full, creating an urgent feeling that you need to urinate.
What are the symptoms of OAB?
- Urge urinary incontinence (leakage episodes): when urine leaks from the bladder uncontrollably
- Urgency: a sudden need to urinate even when the bladder isn’t full
- Frequency: the frequent urge to urinate (more than 8 times per day)
There are many misperceptions about OAB that may delay people like you from seeking treatment. Learn more about what to look for below and find out how a treatment option may help with disruptive OAB symptoms.
What OAB isn’t
- Something you always have to cope with on your own
- A condition that always requires surgery for treatment
- Treatable through lifestyle changes alone in some cases
- Just a normal part of being a woman
- Just a normal result of getting older
Overactive bladder is more common than you think—you are not alone
Many people think OAB is an acceptable part of aging, but it doesn’t have to be. You can do something about it.
Approximately 1 in 10 Americans are affected by bothersome overactive bladder symptoms
That’s about 33 million people.
Listen to Kate, a patient with overactive bladder, talk about her symptoms
Kate, a real GEMTESA patient who has been compensated by Urovant Sciences for her participation in this video
For me overactive bladder, or OAB, has made me feel isolated and insecure.”
[Text on screen] More Than My OAB: Kate's GEMTESA Journey
The Impact of Overactive Bladder
Kate is a real patient taking GEMTESA who has been compensated by Urovant Sciences for her participation in this video.
I always felt that it was my dirty little secret and I was the only one dealing with this problem.
I dreaded going to the drugstore. When I would go there, I would tiptoe into the aisle where the pads were and then get to the checkout as fast as possible hoping that no one would see me. And then I thought to myself, at 64, this is what it's come to? I'm wearing pads? It was daunting. It was my new reality.
When I talk to women with my experience, I explain to them that you’re not the only one that has this problem. I never realized that one out of ten people deal with this issue.
The sense of community has been amazing. It’s helped me open up, and then the more women that I talk to, the more I feel like I’m not alone. And that’s a great thing.”
[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.
I would tell people that there is help, that they don’t have to struggle and be alone with this problem anymore. And for me, GEMTESA has been living proof of that.
Make that first step. Make that first step, go see a doctor, that's the important thing.”
[Text on screen] Starting the conversation is the first step to managing OAB.
Talk with a healthcare professional about GEMTESA today.
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.
Full Product Information can be found at GEMTESA.com/PI