October 14, 2019
Why is Revive Available Over-the-Counter?
For countless women in the US, Stress Urinary Incontinence or SUI is often an embarrassing and costly nuisance. Beyond the day-to-day problems like trying to cover leaks, wearing uncomfortable incontinence products for hours at a time, there is the possibility that surgery or medication may be the best option to reduce leaks. That is until Revive entered the market, offering a new solution for women nationwide without ever having to see a doctor to get a prescription.
What is Revive™?Revive supports the bladder to reduce leaks from the inside out. The device is inserted through the vaginal opening (like a tampon) to support the urinary tract. The soft, flexible design is meant to fit into the female anatomy comfortably and effectively for up to 12 hours a day. Revive is shaped like a pessary, a concept and shape that has been around since the times of ancient Rome to help women in cases of pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Every box purchased contains the reusable bladder support, a reusable applicator, a month’s supply of disposable retrieval strings, and a travel case. The insertion, removal, and cleaning process is simple for any woman.
Who Can Use Revive™?Revive is meant for women to use if they are experiencing SUI symptoms. These symptoms include light bladder leakage when running, jumping, stretching, coughing, laughing or any other activity that contracts or puts pressure on the urinary tract or bladder. Women that have SUI experience these leaks because the pelvic floor is weakened or damaged often through childbirth or muscle loss with age. That being said, there are certain women that should be using Revive and those who should not, depending on symptoms, medical, and physical factors. If you and your doctor or a healthcare professional have determined that your incontinence is stress (or pressure) related activities and you likely have SUI, give Revive™ a try. However, if you fall into one of the following categories, Revive is not right for you:
- You have Urge Incontinence
- You have a urinary tract infection or other infection such as TSS
- You are menstruating (you may use Revive when you’re not)
- You’ve given birth in the last 6 months
- You’re recovering from a surgical procedure that involves the pelvic floor (hysterectomy, sling, etc.)