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Darifenacin

INFORMATION

Uses

Darifenacin is used in the treatment of overactive urinary bladder (sudden urge to urinate and sometime even involuntary leakage of urine).

How it works

Darifenacin belongs to class of medications called antimuscarinics. It works by relaxing the bladder muscles thereby preventing frequent, urgent or uncontrolled urination.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pain in urinary bladder, Rash, Altered thinking, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry eye, Dry mouth, Dry skin, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Edema, Impotence, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Increased blood pressure, Increased sweating, Indigestion, Itching, Mouth ulcer, Nasal dryness, Running nose, Sleepiness, Stomach pain, Urinary tract disorder, Urinary tract infection, Vaginal infection, Visual impairment

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Expert advice

  • Do not take darifenacin tablets, if you are allergic to darifenacin or any other ingredient of tablet.
  • Do not take darifenacin, if have urinary retention (inability to empty bladder); glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes) or myasthenia gravis (disease characterized by abnormal tiredness and weakness of selected muscles); ulcer, constipation; heartburn or belching.
  • Avoid using darifenacin, if you are taking medicines to prevent organ rejection, or medicines used to treat high blood pressure, fungal or viral infection.

Frequently asked questions

Darifenacin

Q.What is darifenacin?
Darifenacin is an antimuscarinic medicine

Q.What is darifenacin used for?
Darifenacin is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder such as frequent or sudden rush to the toilet or leakage of urine

Q.How does darifenacin work?
Darifenacin works by relaxing the bladder muscles thereby preventing frequent, urgent or uncontrolled urination.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)