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Brand Names: Enablex

Generic Name: darifenacin (Pronunciation: dar e FEN a sin)

What is darifenacin (Enablex)?

Darifenacin reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.

Darifenacin is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, and incontinence (urine leakage).

Darifenacin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Enablex 15 mg

round, peach, imprinted with DF, 15

Enablex 7.5 mg

round, white, imprinted with DF, 7.5

What are the possible side effects of darifenacin (Enablex)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using darifenacin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • hot, dry skin and extreme thirst;
  • severe stomach pain or constipation;
  • confusion, hallucinations;
  • pain or burning when you urinate;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dry mouth;
  • dry eyes, blurred vision;
  • mild constipation;
  • diarrhea;
  • nausea, mild stomach pain or upset;
  • dizziness, weakness, drowsiness;
  • headache; or
  • fever, sore throat, body aches, or other flu symptoms.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about darifenacin (Enablex)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to darifenacin, or if you have untreated or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines), or if you are unable to urinate.

Before using darifenacin, tell your doctor if you have glaucoma, liver disease, a muscle disorder, ulcerative colitis, or a blockage in your stomach or intestines.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Darifenacin can decrease perspiration and you may be more prone to heat stroke.

This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.

There are many other medicines that can interact with darifenacin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor if you have serious side effects such as hot and dry skin, extreme thirst, severe stomach pain or constipation, pain or burning when you urinate, or if you stop urinating.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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