Solifenacin is used in the treatment of Overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. OAB is a collection of urinary symptoms, including frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination.
Emfenacin Products side effects
Side Effects of Emfenacin are Dryness in mouth, Nausea, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Blurred vision, Stomach upset.
Emfenacin may start showing improvement in symptoms of overactive bladder within a week. However, it may take up to 4 weeks to show maximum benefits. This may vary from person to person. Do not stop taking it even if considerable improvement is not observed, but consult with the doctor.
Q. When should Emfenacin be taken?
Emfenacin should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Generally, it is recommended that the medicine should be taken once daily, preferably at the same time. It can be taken with or without food.
Q. Can Emfenacin be taken by anyone?
Emfenacin is to be prescribed by the doctor only. This medicine is meant for adults. Its consumption should be avoided by patients who are allergic to Emfenacin, who are unable to empty their bladder (urinary retention), have delayed or slow emptying of the stomach (gastric obstruction), or have increased pressure in eyes with vision problems (narrow angle glaucoma).
Q. Does Emfenacin cause dementia?
In rare cases, Emfenacin may cause confusion and hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist) as side effects. It may also cause delirium in very few people (disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence). Though there are studies which support that Emfenacin may cause dementia, it is still to be confirmed.
Q. What should I avoid while on Emfenacin?
You should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you experience drowsiness or blurred vision while taking Emfenacin, as it can be dangerous.
Q. What is overactive bladder?
Overactive bladder is a condition where the nerve signals coming from the brain directs your bladder to empty even when it is not full. Consequently, this may affect a person’s ability to control bladder contractions. Rapid uncontrollable contractions cause symptoms of overactive bladder which are urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and urinary incontinence (leakage).
Q. Do I need to take Emfenacin everyday?
Yes, Emfenacin needs to be taken once daily as advised by your doctor. You should not take it only when the symptoms are bothersome as it will not work properly. Furthermore, if you forget to take a dose, continue taking it next day as per the prescribed schedule. Additionally, it is advised to not take 2 doses on the same day.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 27th Dec 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.