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We present the long-term effects of repeat onabotulinumtoxinA 100 U treatment on health related quality of life in patients with overactive bladder and urinary incontinence who had an inadequate response to and/or were intolerant of an anticholinergic.Patients who completed either of 2, 24-week phase III trials could enter a 3-year extension study and request multiple onabotulinumtoxinA 100 U treatments as needed. Results of the I-QOL (Incontinence-Quality of Life) and KHQ (King’s Health Questionnaire) are reported for up to 6 treatments. Consistency of the response to repeat onabotulinumtoxinA treatments was evaluated by classifying patients by the I-QOL response to the first treatment and analyzing responses to treatments 2 to 6.After onabotulinumtoxinA treatments 1 to 6, improvements in I-QOL scores were consistently 2 to 3 times the minimally important difference, and improvements in KHQ role limitations and social limitations domain scores were 5 to 6 and 3 to 4 times the minimally important difference, respectively. Most patients achieved or exceeded the minimally important difference for I-QOL and KHQ domain scores. Furthermore, 72.9% of patients who achieved or exceeded the minimally important difference for I-QOL after treatment 1 did so for all subsequent treatments. Of patients with a poor response after treatment 1, 38.3% achieved improvements greater than the minimally important difference for all subsequent treatments.In patients with overactive bladder and incontinence consistent and clinically meaningful improvements in health related quality of life were observed with repeat onabotulinumtoxinA 100 U treatments. A positive response after treatment 1 tended to predict similar responses to subsequent treatments, whereas a lack of response to treatment 1 did not preclude positive response(s) to later treatments.