Are Health Issues Getting In Your Way?

This blog post is sponsored by MSD Consumer Care, Inc., the makers of Oxytrol® For Women.

According to a MORE magazine reader panel of 1,857 women 50 and over, 97% of women say that in a perfect world, they would reinvent themselves in the near future.

Are you one of them?

If you are, make sure health issues aren’t stopping you. Overactive bladder, for instance, affects 20 million women in the U.S., and may also affect a woman’s ability to open a new door in her life.

OAB is characterized by a number of symptoms that can be physically burdensome and emotionally draining, including a strong urge to urinate right away and the need to urinate more often than usual (eight or more times a day), with or without leakage.


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Reinventing Yourself After 50?

This blog post is sponsored by MSD Consumer Care, Inc., the makers of Oxytrol® For Women.

One passionate woman 50 and over will be the lucky recipient of a $10,000 prize.

That woman could be you.

A whopping 97 percent of the 1,857 women 50 and over surveyed in a MORE magazine reader panel, revealed that in a perfect world, they’d like to reinvent themselves in the near future. Sharing their dreams, as well as the obstacles they’d face pursuing them, the panel cited finances, family obligations, time constraints, and health as some of their potential hurdles.

Health issues may also impede women from realizing their dreams. Conditions like overactive bladder may affect their work productivity, emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as relationships.

Recognizing the strong desire for reinvention among the dynamic and talented generation of women 50 and over, MORE and MSD Consumer Care, Inc. (the makers of Oxytrol ® For Women, the first and only over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder) have launched the “Open A New Door” program. The campaign inspires women to pursue their passions and helps them to achieve their goals in the areas of professional development, volunteerism or travel, and also offers a personal coaching session to the winner to help spark her reinvention journey.

One passionate woman 50 and over will be the lucky recipient of a $10,000 contest to
reinvent herself.

Visit to learn more and have a chance to win this life-changing opportunity.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN IN THE OPEN A NEW DOOR CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE THE CHANCE OF WINNING. Ends 11:59:59 pm ET on 6/30/14. Open to women who are legal residents of 50 U.S. and District of Columbia and 50+ years. Void where prohibited. Collection, use, sharing and publication of personal information, including photographs, in connection with this Contest is governed by the Privacy Statement, available online at For Official Rules, inclusive of the entry judging criteria, and complete details, click here.

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Help Manage Your Overactive Bladder Symptoms!

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MSD Consumer Care, Inc. the makers of OXYTROL® FOR WOMEN

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Wow, I sure use the bathroom more than I used to!” or “Why do I keep having accidents?” You may be one of the more than 20 million women suffering from overactive bladder (OAB) in the U.S. if you have 2 of the 3 symptoms such as a strong need to urinate right away, frequent urination or experiencing “accidents” for at least 3 months.

“The exact cause of OAB is unknown, but it does increase in prevalence with age. However, women should know that OAB is not a normal part of aging and it can be treated, by providing symptom relief, improving quality of life,” says Dr. Eman Elkadry, Clinical Instructor Harvard Medical School; Boston Urogynecology Associates at Mount Auburn Hospital and spokesperson for the makers of OXYTROL® FOR WOMEN. We’re delighted to let you know that OAB is treatable over-the-counter as a result of the availability of OXYTROL® FOR WOMEN.

Is OAB the same thing as stress urinary incontinence (SUI)?

No. “OAB occurs due to contractions of the bladder muscle, leading to bladder emptying before it is full. This may cause urinary frequency (more than is perceived to be normal by a woman), urgency (a sudden urge to go to the bathroom that cannot be put off), and/or accidents,” Dr. Elkadry explains. “On the other hand, a woman with SUI has weakening of the pelvic floor muscles and other muscles responsible for preventing urine leakage. Thus, increased pressure on the abdomen (like laughing, coughing, sneezing, exercising), the bladder then ‘leaks’ a little because the muscles are weak.”

If you’re interested in trying OXYTROL® FOR WOMEN, it’s a simple patch application to your abdomen, hip or buttock. Pretty easy, right?

“The OXYTROL® FOR WOMEN patch delivers oxybutynin for four days and nights to help relax the bladder muscle that is overactive. With a four-day patch, women don’t have to remember to take a daily pill,” says Dr. Elkadry.

You will have greater success on the patch if you use consistently and also modify your lifestyle—try to increase the time between bathroom visits to help re-train your bladder. You may also want to limit your intake of certain foods and drinks like coffee, citrus fruits and spicy foods—they can all make OAB worse.

The solution is in the feminine care aisle— now let’s all take a sigh of relief.

Visit to learn more.

If you’ve had a positive experience using OXYTROL ® FOR WOMEN, as directed,
and would be interested in sharing your story with the media please contact: You can also submit your success story on to share your testimonial with other women like you.