If Medication Is A Must, Make Sure You Know Your Options
Some children may find relief in medication if they have a big event, such as school camp or a weekend away, but you should only go down this path if their doctor advises that it’s safe.
Bedwetting medication treats the problem while in use, with only around 30% of children achieving total success after its use. Many children return to wetting the bed once medication is removed, however studies assessing its effectiveness show tapering off the dose rather than sudden withdrawal does increase rates of success.
What Is Anti-diuretic Hormone?
Children who wet the bed may not be producing enough ADH, which is why they need to urinate frequently during the night.
This drug is available by prescription only and is usually taken in the form of a pill or nasal spray. Side effects are uncommon, but users may experience headaches, a runny nose, or nosebleeds (if using the nasal spray)
Other Bedwetting Treatment Options
For sleepovers and school camps, Goodnites® Nighttime Underewear are a great alternative to medication and can be worn discreetly under pajamas like underwear.