My mother suffers from mild incontinence, which embarrasses her. She wears pads and an extra protective layer of disposable underpants, but is afraid of an accident at night when she's sleeping. She also didn't like that she was waking up three or four times a night to go to the bathroom. So the doctor gave her Ditropan to try. She has been using it for about three years (as needed) and it does a good job most of the time in cutting down the number of times she has to get up to use the bathroom. The only side effect she has is dry mouth, but she also takes other medications which might be contributing to this condition. It does work for her -- it doesn't totally stop her nighttime visits to the rest room, but it has cut them down.