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fesoterodine (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking fesoterodine (Toviaz)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to fesoterodine or tolterodine (Detrol), or if you have:

  • a blockage of the urinary tract (difficulty urinating);
  • a blockage in your stomach or intestines; or
  • untreated or uncontrolled glaucoma.

To make sure you can safely take fesoterodine, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • glaucoma;
  • liver disease;
  • kidney disease;
  • urination problems;
  • myasthenia gravis; or
  • severe constipation.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether fesoterodine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

It is not known whether fesoterodine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Fesoterodine is not for use in children.

Adults who are 75 years or older may be more likely to have side effects from this medication.

How should I take fesoterodine (Toviaz)?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take this medication with water.

Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole. Breaking or opening the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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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