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What is Darifenacin used for?

Darifenacin is an antimuscarinic medication used to treat an overactive bladder. It helps reduce overactive bladder symptoms such as urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and urinary incontinence. This medication works by relaxing the bladder muscles and by reducing muscle spasms of the urinary tract and bladder. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Darifenacin?

The dosage of Darifenacin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Darifenacin can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Darifenacin?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Darifenacin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Darifenacin?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Darifenacin, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Darifenacin?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Darifenacin.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Darifenacin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Darifenacin can interact with other bladder or urinary medications, antifungal medications, antibiotics, and HIV/AIDS medicines.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Darifenacin?

Like other medicines, Darifenacin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Darifenacin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Darifenacin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Darifenacin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Darifenacin can cause side effects such as dizziness, dry eyes, diarrhea, mild stomach pain, dry mouth, and nausea. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Darifenacin.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Darifenacin?

Is it possible for me to take Darifenacin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Darifenacin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Darifenacin?
How will Darifenacin work in my body?
How should Darifenacin be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Darifenacin drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Darifenacin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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