Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Urispas
Generic Name: flavoxate (Pronunciation: flah VOX ate)
What is flavoxate (Urispas)?
Flavoxate reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.
Flavoxate is used to treat bladder symptoms such as frequent or urgent urination, increased night-time urination, bladder pain, and incontinence (urine leakage). These bladder symptoms are often caused by overactive bladder, prostate enlargement, bladder infections, or irritation of the urethra.
Flavoxate will not treat a bacterial or fungal bladder infection. Infections must be treated with an antibiotic.
Flavoxate may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Flavoxate 100 mg-GLO
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Urispas 100 mg
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What are the possible side effects of flavoxate (Urispas)?
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 flavoxate and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
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. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about flavoxate (Urispas)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to flavoxate, 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 flavoxate, tell your doctor if you have glaucoma or urinary problems.
Flavoxate can cause drowsiness or blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
There may be other medicines that can interact with flavoxate. 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, confusion, pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, 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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