Darifenacin

 
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Antispasmodic

Darifenacin belongs to the class of medicines known as antispasmodics.

Darifenacin is a popular drug that can relieve bladder spasms.

Darifenacin is prescribed for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of:
- Urgency;
- Urge urinary incontinence;
- Frequency;

Without a Prescription

Darifenacin is prescribed to patients who are suffering from overactive bladder.

By relaxing the muscles in the bladder, darifenacin improves your ability to control your urination.

Darifenacin is prescribed to treat an overactive bladder.
Darifenacin helps to reduce leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, and frequent trips to the bathroom.

Darifenacin is prescribed in adults to treat the following symptoms due to a condition called overactive bladder:
- Leaking or wetting accidents (also called "urinary incontinence");
- Having to go to the bathroom too often (also called "urinary frequency");
- Having a strong need to go to the bathroom right away (also called "urgency");

Dosage

Ask your pharmacist to tell you the correct dose of Darifenacin that suits you best.

Overdose

Overdose can potentially result in severe central anticholinergic effects.

Symptoms of overdose may include:
- Vomiting;
- Tremor;
- Seizures;
- Restlessness;
- Possibly coma;
- Nausea;
- Irritability;
- Hallucinations;
- Flushing;
- Fever;
- Delirium;
- A fast heartbeat;

Side Effects

Side effects may include:
- Acertain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis);
- Allergic reaction;
- Blurred vision;
- Constipation for 3 or more days;
- Constipation;
- Controlled narrow angle glaucoma;
- Difficulty urinating;
- Dizziness;
- Drowsiness;
- Dry eyes;
- Dry mouth;
- Dryness of the eyes;
- Enlarged prostate;
- Headache;
- Heat prostration;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Large pupils;
- Liver disease;
- Nausea;
- Other bladder problems (eg bladder outflow obstruction);
- Rash;
- Severe constipation;
- Severe dizziness;
- Severe liver disease;
- Severe stomach/abdominal pain;
- Signs of kidney infection (eg burning/painful urination lower back pain fever);
- Slowed movement of stomach/intestines;
- Stomach pain;
- Stomach upset;
- Stomach/intestinal disease (eg ulcerative colitis);
- Trouble breathing;
- Upset stomach;
- Weakness;

Brand Names

Other synonyms:
- Emselex;

Contraindications

Darifenacin is contraindicated in patients:
- Who are at risk for these conditions;
- With gastric retention;
- With known hypersensitivity to Darifenacin or its ingredients;
- With uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma;
- With urinary retention;

Darifenacin is contraindicated if you have:
- A blockage of the urinary tract;
- Constipation;
- Difficulty urinating;
- Gastric retention blockage in the patient&rsquos intestines;
- Glaucoma;
- Kidney disease;
- Liver disease;
- Other intestinal or stomach problems;
- Urinary Retention;

Drug Reactions

Inform your pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- Voriconazole (Vfend);
- Saquinavir (Invirase);
- Ritonavir (Norvir);
- Protriptyline (Vivactil);
- Nelfinavir (Viracept);
- Nefazodone (Serzone);
- Mellaril;
- Lanoxin;
- Ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- Itraconazole (Sporanox);
- Imipramine (Tofranil);
- Flecainide (Tambocor);
- Desipramine (Norpramin);
- Crixivan;
- Biaxin;
- Atazanavir (Reyataz);
- Amitriptyline (Elavil);
Without Prescription (2017)