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What are your thoughts on minarin /bed wetting medication? Thanks


Posted by fionaellis, 4th June 2014


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  • Personally I would never go for medication for bedwetting. Most kids grow out of it naturally and some need a bit of help along the way. Alarms can be an option, but I would first seek the advice from a continence nurse / bed wetting clinic, they’re very good.


  • My brother used to wet the bed up until he was about 9 or 10. I remember the doctor recommended an alarm that goes off as soon as moisture hits is, causing the patient to wake up. I remember that my brother was completely over his bedwetting two weeks after he started using the alarm. I’d try the alarm first. I wouldn’t take medication unless it was a last resort.


  • I wet the bed until I was 12 :0 The bed wetting was quite severe up until age 8, then it started to taper off. I never had medication, I just grew out of it


  • i hope that my comment was helpful to you. how have you been?


  • wow that is really amazing that they give medicine for this. it is a milestone that needs to be learned, not a disease. make sure that maybe 2hrs or so before bed, that you don’t unnecessarily, give the child drinks and encourage the toilet before bed. provide access to a bed side lamp or night light, in case your child is waking up to go to the toilet, but is just going back to sleep instead of the toilet


  • My son is 7 and wets every night, including through a night nappy. I am holding off on the medication as I’ve heard that the side effects can be pretty serious. I asked our GP a year or so ago and he told us to wait until he was at least seven before looking into options. Our next step will be the alarm. My 5 year old girl also wets mosts nights. I’m hoping they grow out of it soon but I’m not going the medication route.


  • Tough one. I didn’t know there was medication for bedwetting. I don’t know how old your kidlet is our whether you’ve actually seen a doctor or just looked it up. The best advice I received for bedwetting (besides keeping calm and not getting angry when it happens) is to buy some brolly sheets and make the bed up in layers (so that if you have to get up in the middle of the night you only have to strip off one layer, not remake the entire bed when you’re all tired). Have you tried getting some age appropriate books about it to read just before you get them to sleep? I’ve found reminding my kidlet right before they go to sleep that they might have to get up at night if they need to wee helps (and make sure there are lights on… LED strip lighting is good). Good luck.


  • Bedwetting medications have serious side effects.
    I recommend using a bedwetting alarm instead. Both my children stopped bedwetting by using a Chummie bedwetting Alarm. It is available at http://www.chumie.com
    Good luck


  • I never knew there was a medication. Not that you’d ever do this but the worst thing you can do is think they’re doing it on purpose and worst thing you can say is that they’re lazy, my parents said i was lazy and it did not help and i only stopped at 13 years old.


  • No haven’t tried this medicine.but have had experienced bed wetting .What we did was wake child before we go to bed for toilet,then when we wake up ,it worked eventually they wake up themselves


  • I used an alarm that went into my daughters underpants when she went to bed and once it got wet and would send out a piecing alarm. It took about a week but now 3 years later it was so worth it. My daughter was 6 when we used this.


  • we tried minirin with my 7yo, it didnt work, persistatnce and encouragement did the trick. just keep trying and encouraging they will get there. it does at times seem impossible but they do get there. good luck. xx


  • I was a serious bed wetter when I was younger til I was at least 14. My mum tried all sorts of things from chiropractor, horrible oily liquids to even making me drink liters & liters of water & then making me hold on to it when I got the erg to go . At the age of 13 I started on tablets. I remember the doctor saying to my mother that the tablets were used for bed wetting or depression, in about a year I had results & eventually stopped taking the tablets. This problem is something that was not just a bad habit either, the problem was inherited from my fathers side, as both my father & my Nanna had had the same problem but until the age of 16. If you have a 4 year old who is still having accidents then just give them some more time, but say if your child is 8 or older & is still wetting the bed then now would be the time to try anything recommended to you. Whether or not the tablets had something to do with my depression I have til this day or the bullying I received throughout primary & high school from the problem. My mother was no help with my depression neither, when I was at the age of 6 she put me in a cloth nappy & made me sit in front of all my friends with it on while they played because I had an accident while playing, things like that are not going to help either. This can be a pretty serious problem that your child has no control over & causing embarrassment over it in front of others can affect your child for the rest of their life.


  • It depends on the childs age, and what the side effects are?


  • I don’t know much about either, but to be honest, medication is always my last resort to solve a problem (except an actual illness). You haven’t said how old your child is – bed wetting is apparently so normal up to the age of 7 that they won’t treat it medically. You may be best to look into behavioural strategies first.


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